According to a new statement from Nintendo UK, the company’s expectations for the sales of amiibo figurines were completely “smashed.” As a result, the company pledged to try to satisfy demand; however, the representative conceded that part of the appeal of amiibo collecting is the rarity of some of the characters.

“Right from the outset we hoped that Amiibo would be strong, but even our expectations have been smashed. With a unique line-up of iconic characters that are loved by so many people, it really has been unprecedented.

We hope to do a better job of satisfying these needs in the future with more stock, and, while there are always going to be some times when we can’t on certain characters, I suspect that is also part of the appeal.

What we hadn’t anticipated was the number of collectors wanting to get them all – this has seen demand exceed supply in some areas. Although, if you search around, you can still find some of the more hard-to-find Amiibo sitting on shelves.”

Do the rarity of amiibo appeal to your sense of collecting? Do you wish that Nintendo kept all their characters amply stocked? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.


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