Nintendo hasn’t been too shy about reporting their Amiibo sales, likely because the line of collectible figures has been doing so extremely well. Launching back in November of 2014, Nintendo has now sold 21 million figures across all waves, with half of that coming in just the last six months, according to a report from Reuters. This shows that Amiibo are likely here to stay, with the amazing sales of the holiday season continuing well into 2015.
With another holiday just around the corner we should see yet another spike in sales. This one could be even better thanks to Nintendo getting a grip on their stock issues from before. Waves 1-4 saw significant shortages, which led to the rise of a healthy resale market, and a lot of very angry fans. Through multiple waves of restocks most older figures have become at least somewhat available, if not prolific. This has also translated to newly released figures, with the Retro 3-Pack being very easily attainable by Amiibo collectors.
With the hugely popular Super Smash Bros. line coming to a close, only a few characters remain, Nintendo has begun pushing into new series of Amiibo. Animal Crossing seems to be the biggest at the moment, with a wide selection of figures, and the Amiibo cards to collect. They have also started allowing third parties to join in, with Shovel Knight being the first. Where they go next should be interesting to see. Could we end up with a standalone Legend of Zelda or Metroid line of Amiibo?
- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018