Since its off-handed announcement more than a year ago, Nintendo has released precious few details about its upcoming NX console, currently set for a March release. That has left the press to speculate wildly about “the new hardware system with a brand-new concept.”
So it qualifies as news when GameStop CEO Paul Raines confirms publicly that, yes, NX will sell games on physical media, just like pretty much every other home console ever made.
Raines’ statement in a recent earnings conference call comes about a year after patent-filing-based rumors suggested the NX might eschew retail games entirely in favor of a download-based business model. Don’t believe everything you read, Raines said.