GameStop seeing “very steady level of demand” for Switch hardware and software
GameStop reported its latest financial results last week for Q1 2018. The company saw decreases across the board compared to the same period last year, which was largely boosted by Switch’s launch at the time.
There was absolutely no way GameStop could replicate the same sales with Switch this year simply due to the console launching in 2017. However, that doesn’t mean the retailer isn’t seeing a favorable performance with the console.
During GameStop’s financial call, CFO Robert Lloyd said that there is still a “very steady level of demand” for Switch hardware as well as software. He’s also surprised to see how a game like Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to sell each week.
“… with respect to the Switch we did very well at the launch. It was the hottest thing that customers could get their hands on and so it was… we sold a lot of it in the two months of the quarter that it was in the marketplace. I think that we are seeing a very steady level of demand for Switch right now and a very steady level of demand for the Switch games. It’s surprising when I read the reports on a weekly basis how the even Zelda which launched a year ago continues to do on a week-to-week basis.”