Nintendo of Japan has released official shipment data of its amiibo line on the official Nintendo of Japan webpage this evening. 10.5 million units have been shipped across the globe since their launch in December of last year. Continue reading Nintendo Ships 10.5 Million Amiibo World Wide
This morning’s Splatoon Direct finally raised the curtain on amiibo support for the anticipated shooter. Continue reading Splatoon Direct shares new amiibo support details
Thanks to an Amiibo News source and friend close to Best Buy, we have obtained information about Wave 5 amiibo. The source states that Silver Mario and Dark Pit amiibo are appearing in the Best Buy system with their SKUs, however, Palutena is not showing up alongside them. This information leads us to speculate that it’s very likely Palutena is an exclusive at another retailer outside of Best Buy.
As you can see, Silver Mario (SKU: 7532038) and Dark Pit (SKU: 6376118) are listed near the bottom of the screen shot.
So where’s Palutena? We’ll post info about this possible retailer exclusive amiibo as soon as we receive details about its release, so stay tuned!
Special thanks to Josh Brown of Toys for Games Cast for helping us get wind of this information.
Supposed details regarding Wave 4 stock at Target locations surfaced online this morning via r/amiibo. Reddit user and Target Employee (redacted) was able to locate inventory numbers for Wave 4 amiibo, including Jigglypuff and Silver Mario. Thankfully, Jigglypuff and Silver Mario appear to be in good supply. (Redacted) writes: Continue reading UNCONFIRMED: Target Inventory for Wave 4 Appears Online
Reddit user and Best Buy employee Frostwynd located stock numbers for Wave 4 amiibo in his state on r/amiibo this afternoon. The numbers were smaller than many had originally hoped. Continue reading REPORT: Best Buy Stock Details Leaked for Wave 4
Nintendo released an official statement regarding the amiibo shortages on its official Facebook page. The statement addresses the frustration fans have expressed over the scarcity of amiibo within the U.S. Continue reading Official Statement From Nintendo of America Regarding Amiibo Shortages
Photos of the highly anticipated Villager Amiibo reprint have surfaced online and have prompted fans to rush to Japanese vendors like Amazon Japan and YesAsia to place their orders. Continue reading Reprint Villager Amiibo make their way to the Japanese market with minor changes.
Port worker strikes have once again affected the flow of goods at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Back in February, it was stated by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata that the original 2015 strikes had caused shortages of Amiibo and New 3DS XL devices for U.S. consumers. While that may have been part of the reason behind the shortages earlier this year, these latest strike does not necessarily mean Nintendo products are going to be affected this time around. Continue reading UPDATE: Second Round of Port Strikes Underway. Why You Shouldn’t Panic.
The official Japanese Fire Emblem if site has updated early this morning with a wealth of new information. The most interesting is the addition of new promotional pictures of the games box art with an amiibo logo at the top. We are still waiting on more information about functionality but we have a feeling we know which amiibo will be supported.
More info as we get it.Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/bfwj/index.html
UPDATE: According to Nintendo’s official PR team, Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits will be launching in the US on April 30th on the Wii U eShop for free.
Press release below:
amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits (confirmed for April 30): Download the game from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, then tap any amiibo to your Wii U GamePad. You’ll unlock a random playable three-minute scene from a classic NES or Super NES game. It’s a cool way to extend the playability of amiibo. Here’s the game page: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/FHXK5fELXvygJ9ALk2bqyATmG-iDm07q