GameStop reports bump in Wii U sales thanks to Zelda

Zelda Breath of the Wild is a system seller, not only for the Switch

Talk about irony. In a recent interview, GameStop Senior Director of Merchandising Eric Bright stated that retailer’s sales have gone up significantly for pre-owned Wii U systems in the past weeks. And these results are directly tied to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Guess that this masterpiece is definitely a system seller eh…

Now, this sudden surge isn’t that unexpected. The Nintendo Switch is experiencing shortages of stock almost everywhere, so the only other option to play Zelda is to buy a pre-owned Wii U.  It’s clearly cheaper than buying a Switch to those second-hand fuckers scammers, and players own a soon-to-be-rare Wii U copy of the game. They might even have the curiosity to try other great games in the system’s library. And if they want to make the jump to the Switch, retailers offer nice trade in deals. Well played.

“With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out, we’re seeing great results in our pre-owned Wii U sales. We’re selling a lot of pre-owned Wii U consoles along with brand new Wii U copies of Zelda. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated sales of the Wii U with Nintendo Switch being sold out at so many retailers. The Switch launching and Zelda launching completely racked up the Wii U market.”


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