GameStop CEO Paul Raines talks about GameStop's physical product sales during March 23's earnings conference call, and he starts off by saying how high his hopes are for the PlayStation VR, Xbox One Scorpio, and the Nintendo Switch, which could be major drivers in the company's sales moving forward.
Quoted from the earnings call transcript at Seeking Alpha, Raines said the following.
"In physical gaming there have been cyclical declines without question, but we have very strong cards to play in Nintendo Switch, Sony [PlayStation] VR, and Microsoft [Xbox] Scorpio."
GameStop Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel added this at the briefing.
"Finally, we're impressed with [the] Microsoft Scorpio product. Unfortunately we can't talk about a lot other than what's known. The Scorpio is a very powerful system that's really made for 4K. We see it [as] a very gaming centric, very, very powerful unit and so we do believe that there will be some great games that are made for this."
We're just three months removed from E3 2017, and we've heard straight from Spencer himself over at GameSpot that the Xbox One Scorpio will be getting an event dedicated to the console even before the E3.
"I call it a premium console because I want people to be clear that the customer we're building that for is the premium gaming customer. The person who buys the majority of the games, the person who's playing the most games, spending the most hours, spending the most dollars. It's like our Elite controller. I call that a premium controller."
We have yet to learn of a price point for the Xbox One Scorpio but with all of Spencer's talk about the console being a premium product and Microsoft's claim of being "the most powerful console," we've got to expect a hefty price tag on that bad boy.
"I'm not trying to scare anybody on the price. We're going to come out on a price that we think is fair for the product that we build and the customers will tell us as they always do. I call it premium because I don't want people to get confused that somehow Scorpio is the thing that is going to take over the Xbox line."
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