According to a report from VG24/7 on Thursday, GameStop president Tony Bartel talked about how Nintendo's plan to release some of their biggest titles at the of this year will help improve the system's sales.
"Following the holiday launch period, sales have been slower than we expected.
"Nintendo plans on launching some of their biggest IP over the next few months which we think will increase gamer interest," Bartel said.
It's obvious that Nintendo's strategy has been to hold back its biggest names and franchises for when the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 debut, but will those be enough to keep the Wii U competitive, given its technology limitations versus the other two.
Bartel then discussed the role software typically plays in a gaming console's overall performance.
"Software will play a big role in each console’s success over the holidays. We’re already seeing great developer and publisher support for PS4, so Wii U will need some great titles, especially first-party titles, to compete.
"There’s also a need to increase consumer awareness of the new features available on the Wii U and its tethered tablet features," Bartel said.
Bartel is correct when he says software plays a big role in how a system sells because at the end of day, it's going to be the games that make the Xbox 720, PlayStation 4 and Wii U successful or not.
So far the Wii U has struggled in that department, but they seem to have their big guns ready for this coming holiday season.