GameStop CEO Alludes to Nintendo Switch Having Motion Controls

There’s still a lot of unknowns when it comes to Nintendo’s upcoming console, the Switch. One of the biggest questions gamers have is whether the Switch will continue the recent Nintendo tradition of including some sort of motion control aspect to the controller.

According to Gamespot, one man who knows a thing or two about video games is suggesting that it will indeed include motion control, a feature that made the original Wii so popular. Paul Raines, the CEO of GameStop (a popular chain of gaming retail stores), said the following when discussing the Switch:

“The Switch is a very interesting device…. A movement-related game is more fun for kids, you know, taking those [Joy-con controllers off] and then the master controller, you can really do a lot of interesting things with that in gameplay. I think it has tremendous potential as a game-changer. We’ll have to wait and see. Like everything else in this industry, the consumers will vote with their dollars.”

That certainly seems to indicate that the Switch, which converts from a mobile gaming device to a living room console, will feature some sort of motion control gaming.

The Switch is scheduled to be released in March 2017, with a rumored pricetag of $249.99 or $299.99 USD depending on which bundle you want.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.