GameStop CFO expects ‘very, very strong fall’

Like rustling leaves freed by an October breeze, blockbuster games will be falling from store shelves into consumers’ hands all autumn long.

Or so hopes David W. Carlson.

The executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Carlson said Thursday the company expects to finish 2009 strong thanks to a Q4 release list including, among major multiplatform titles, “a couple” unannounced Nintendo games.

Carlson highlighted October releases such as Tekken 6 and BioShock 2 during GameStop’s first-quarter earnings call Thursday as titles the company expects will help it reach its full-year earnings guidance.

“Then going into November (we expect) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed 2,” continued Carlson. “And we believe there’s a couple of Nintendo titles coming that have not been announced.”

“So it looks like…a very, very strong fall and holiday season.”