Nintendo Officially Acknowledges amiibo Stocking Problems

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Hey raindrops (yes that’s what I shall call you readers)! You remember all of those amiibo shortages we’ve had over the past, oh I don’t know, say…seven or eight months? Well according to Nintendo, get this shocker: Nintendo actually has said that it is difficult to find certain amiibo figures. We’re getting to the year anniversary of the official announcement of amiibo and Nintendo has finally figured it out!

Here’s the full statement below:

“We appreciate the enthusiasm that our fans continue to show toward amiibo. Sales for the product have exceeded our expectations. We understand how frustrating it can be at times if consumers are unable to find certain figures, and we apologize for that.

We’re trying to meet the demands of our fans and consumers by increasing the amount of amiibo we manufacture and ship to retail. We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening.

As our library of amiibo continues to grow, some figures will be easier to find than others. We are constantly looking for the opportunity to reissue amiibo and are already making plans to bring back some currently out-of-stock amiibo figures. Stay tuned for details.

Nintendo plans to make it easier for consumers to know when new amiibo are on the way, through Nintendo press announcements, timely updates on our social media channels and working closely with retailers.

We remain committed to keeping amiibo affordable and easy to access as a platform to enhance game-play experiences. These plans include Animal Crossing amiibo cards that will become available by the end of 2015, and a free-to-download app for Wii U called amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits that launched on April 30, 2015, that lets consumers enjoy playable scenes from certain NES and Super NES games with amiibo.”

Oh really now? Ladies and gentlemen give Nintendo a big round of applause for acknowledging the amiibo shortages several months down the road!

On a serious note, we hope for Nintendo’s sake that we can get these said amiibo so we can get these demos that are attached to them. So let’s do what they ask and “stay tuned” for more said details. Nintendo, we love you and we love your products. We want to give you money so all we ask is to make it easier to give money to you! Please produce more of the amiibo that people request! Let’s hope that Nintendo makes it easier to suck the money out of our wallets. With this amiibo concept, they practically have the people’s money already. It’s just that for now until this is remedied, it will take a while for them to get that money. Let’s leave it at that.

How badly do you want your amiibo to stop being posted in the lost section of your milk cartons? Let us know and meanwhile we’ll keep you posted on any updates regarding amiibo.

About Lois Polite

Lois is a forward thinking but old school gamer from New Jersey (who loves Kevin Smith movies as a member of that state!) who is partially of Japanese descent and she's totally glamorous. She's been gaming for practically as long as she's been alive with a early-on fascination for Kid Icarus as her favorite franchise. She's a total hipster for Nintendo as well appreciating cult classics from them. She definitely has a soft spot for JRPGs, which is an obvious inspiration why she joined the campaign of Operation Rainfall at it's launch. Xenoblade Chronicles then became another one of her favorite franchises as the result of this. She's a gamer who demands quality and charm out of her games because if she doesn't get it she will let it be known.