Nintendo fans are going Amiibo crazy.
Nintendo revealed earlier this week that Amiibo are selling at nearly a 1:1 ratio with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, since launch. Furthermore, revealing that Super Smash Bros for Wii U has sold 710,000 copies; meanwhile, the Amiibo have sold 700,000 units.
Nevertheless, it’s important to note that only the first wave of Amiibo sales have been counted in the number above. The first wave includes:
- Donkey Kong
- Wii Fit Trainer
Moreover, out of that first wave, Mario, Link and Pikachu, from the Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon series respectively, have sold the most.
Amiibo are Nintendo’s line of Near Field Communication (NFC) figures which work with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors. With Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Mario Party 10, Ace Command, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X support coming in the near future.
The second wave of Amiibo came out yesterday, December 14th, and in the UK next Friday, December 19th. With the Lucario Amiibo and the Rosalina and Luma Amiibo selling out online, it doesn’t look like the Amiibo craze is dying down.
With the lack of Amiibo caused by Nintendo’s “blue ocean” strategy, where they artificially limit stock, I think it’s really impressive that Nintendo hs sold so many. However, I think you need to take the sales figures with a grain of salt: there is only one Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but there are 12 Amiibos.
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