Nintendo confirms discontinuation of less popular amiibo

For real this time.

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JohnathanACE1317d ago

Kinda a jerk move for Nintendo. Guess I'd better buy them before they become impossible to find.

pcz1316d ago (Edited 1316d ago )

Jerk move? its merely business. why ship 50,000 units of an obscure character when you predict only 20,000 units will sell.

they are being discontinued because making more of them will be redundant since they wont sell.

nintendo said they will continue producing the more popular characters such as mario, link etc. but of course the more obscure characters wont stay in production forever, they would just be rotting on the shelf.

just because they are being discontinued doesnt mean they are a failure, or that its a bad thing- its just a realistic business assessment of their projected sales potential. as i said, you dont want to produce thousands of units you cant sell.

anyway, i think its lame the wiiu/nintendo section of this site has become the focus for these toys. yes, well done on the success, but i would like to see more success for nintendo making games.

marloc_x1316d ago (Edited 1316d ago )

??more success in making games??

Quite an invested comment towards glorified keychains pcz :)

Rimeskeem1317d ago

What is with Nintendo and discontinuing stuff lately?

Stringerbell1317d ago

One less happy meal toy to buy =/

HentaiMasterRace1317d ago

Looking at that Villager amiibo makes me want a Wii U Animal Crossings game. I've never played one, but I'd be down for it on Wii U.

Canary1317d ago

You really should play one before saying something like that. Animal Crossing games have a really... fervent fanbase, but the actual games have less depth than tic-tac-toe.

paul-p19881316d ago

I agree with Canary, I played one on the DS, it has a tiny amount of story and within about 10mins I was wandering aimlessly around the village stealing vegetables as there was nothing obvious I needed to do, nor could I find anyone to give me a task.

I never quite understood the mass appeal of it after that...

diepdiep1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Um, David Young from Nintendo just confirmed that no amiibos are discontinued. Also, I went to WIRED's website that the article referred to (the author failed to provide a link). There is NO proof that a Nintendo representative told WIRED about discontinued amiibos.

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