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Additional production of amiibo happening in Japan

Posted on March 3, 2015 by (@LyonHart_) in General Nintendo, News

If you’ve been paying any attention to the amiibo market since its launch, you’re probably aware of the scarcity of them. Nintendo is aware also, and though the shortage has been hugely a North American problem due to port strikes, Europe and Japan have had their woes with a few characters in particular – Villager, Little Mac, and Captain Falcon.

A new batch of Villager, Little Mac, and Captain Falcon amiibo are set to be shipped in mid-May in Japan. Nintendo mentions that the assembly process for manufacturing amiibo can take quite some time, some even needing to be done by hand, and can take a few months until shipments are made from the beginning of production, which is why demand can’t be met right away.

Before closing their message, Nintendo says “it should be noted that depending on the presence or absence of amiibo in the future, we will consider adding production on a case-by-case basis. We will of course also listen to the demand of the consumers.”

Let’s hope there’s enough for people to enjoy this time around. Captain Falcon more so than Little Mac and Villager since his amiibo also unlocks content in Mario Kart 8, while the others don’t really do much outside of Super Smash Bros. at the moment.




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