If any one company is particularly interested in the physical nature of video games, it’s GameStop. After all, their used games business makes up a large portion of their earnings.
Certainly, GameStop was one of the first to approach Nintendo about whether or not the NX will feature a physical form factor for its software. It will.
GameStop CEO Paul Raines was asked directly about the software format for the NX in a recent investor call. Here’s what he said.
“I would say that the fact that there are rumors of that type just confirms for you that this is an important console for next year. It will have physical media, we will play a role in it, our pre-owned business will also play a role. So we’re excited about that.”
If you’ve been following all the NX rumor business, you know that it’s been said that Nintendo’s new console will actually jump from disc-based media to cartridges. This move could dramatically reduce load times and increase storage capacities, depending on the tech Nintendo introduces.
We’ll have more on whatever the Nintendo NX is as it comes.