What unannounced projects you think Mauler could be referring to? Maybe some unannounced exclusive games like Animal Crossing and Third-Party Games like GTA V, Fallout, Spyro, etc.
The Switch's first year on sale has been incredible, thanks a flood of amazing games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey.
Even the most optimistic Nintendo fan will admit that 2018 is, by comparison, looking somewhat bare, but GameStop CEO Mike K. Mauler nevertheless thinks it's going to go down as a strong 12 months.
Speaking during the company's earnings call, Mauler said:
We know what happened with the Wii U. I'd say this is definitely a whole different platform that we saw in the past. We have visibility to the software... So, last year was a tremendous year for their software as well as hardware, between Zelda and Mario Odyssey and all the games that they had, it really drove a lot of hardware sales as well as software. I think, this year, when we look at the slate of titles -- many of which haven't been announced yet -- this year looks also very, very strong. So, I think, at least for 2018, we'll continue to see the strong software slate drive additional install based on the hardware and increase attach rate. We don't have, really, visibility for '19 yet, but for '18, it should play out that way.