Shots fired: GameStop CEO says 'Wii U was disappointing to everybody'

The Nintendo Wii U 'was disappointing to everybody' according to GameStop's CEO.

@anthony256
Published Fri, May 6 2016 1:45 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

We all know how ridiculously successful the Wii was for Nintendo, but what about its successor? The Wii U was a console that didn't find its place in the market, but now GameStop CEO Paul Raines has come in and really slammed Nintendo.

Shots fired: GameStop CEO says 'Wii U was disappointing to everybody' | TweakTown.com

Raines said that the Wii U was "disappointing to everybody, including them [Nintendo]". He said that Nintendo still has the power to "break records", and that each time a new Pokemon event takes place, GameStop sees a huge surge in business.

Raines has big hopes for NX, adding: "Nintendo is interesting in that they really are able to keep things as quiet as they can for a while. NX sounds exciting. We're looking forward to it. They're very innovative in everything that they do. I hope that they come out with something exciting and innovative".

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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