Toys “R” Us cancelled a truckload of amiibo pre-orders earlier today. Chances are if you had a figure reserved there, you received an email notice today that your reservation had been canned.
It appears that – at least for the Lucario amiibo – cancelled orders came about due to a “technical issue”. Joystiq reports that pre-orders for the figure will be honored.
Toys “R” Us said:
“We thank you for your patience as we work to remedy this situation and ensure our customers receive the products ordered.”
Earlier this week, Nintendo updated the trademarks for Eternal Darkness and the Wii Vitality Sensor in the United States. Both were updated on December 17. There’s some talk about both products seeing some sort of development, but I’m not quite willing to go that far… yet.
Nintendo is promoting the success of Wii U and 3DS games on Metacritic in a new infographic published today.
The image notes that there are 19 current-gen retail games on both platforms that secured a score of 85 or above on Metacritic as well as a User Score of 8.5 or better. That’s compared to just 8 titles on all other consoles.
View Nintendo’s latest infographic in its entirety above.
iNiS made two Ouendan for the DS back in the day. Supposedly, there were plans to create a third entry for Wii.
Unseen64’s Liam Robertson was in communication with “a very trusted source”, who spoke with iNiS’ president and was informed about the company’s intentions to bring Ouendan to Wii. It’s unclear why those plans never materialized. Robertson hopes to learn more about the situation in the future.
The European Wii U eShop appears to have confirmed two new releases for January 8. First up is Chariot, which will be priced at €14.99. Underground is also expected on the same day for €19.99.
There were two very brief periods earlier this week when consumers could get online pre-orders in for the Rosalina & Luma amiibo over at Target. We didn’t mention that here since we assumed reservations would be available for a decent amount of time much like the Shulk, Meta Knight, and Lucario figures, which are exclusive to GameStop, Best Buy, and Toys “R” Us respectively. However, that’s apparently not the case.
Target’s PR team has provided the response below about the Rosalina pre-order situation:
“Rosalina Amiibo pre-orders were available on Target.com and based on guest demand, sold out quickly. Target stores and Target.com will begin to sell actual units on February 1, 2015.”
When asked if this means online pre-orders are finished for Rosalina, Target said: “That is correct”.
Curve Studios released a patch for Stealth Inc 2. It’s on the minor side of things, as the update simply addresses an issue with hats.
Curve Studios shared Stealth Inc 2’s patch news on Twitter earlier today:
Over 682,000 people voted on Club Nintendo for their favorite games of 2014. Nintendo posted the results on its website today. If you head on over to the official page, you’ll find comments from select Club Nintendo members.
Here are the results for Wii U:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 95
Bayonetta 2 – 95
Shovel Knight – 94
Mario Kart 8 – 93
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 91
Hyrule Warriors – 91
Child of Light – 90
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 89
Guacamelee! – 89
NES Remix 2 – 88
Last night, Toys “R” Us went on an amiibo cancelling binge. I would know, as I received three such notices for Lucario, Pit, and Captain Falcon.
Strangely enough, several amiibo are now back in stock and are available for pre-order again – namely Lucario, Ike, and King Dedede. Hopefully Toys “R” Us doesn’t pull any additional stunts!