Twinfinite writes: Nintendo has fumbled the release of Amiibo, but do they even care?
from back when Nintendo first launched the NES and 2 years afterwards, they are notorious of creating artificial shortages to drive up demand of accessories/games/etc.
It's new.....they didn't KNOW it would sell, they just thought it would. You make enough to make a profit, but not lose any money if it doesn't work out. Because you can't get what you want RIGHT NOW, Nintendo is somehow in the wrong ? Once again Twinfinite chasing the clicks.
It's not just about "getting it now", which I specifically addressed in the article. Nintendo won't say if the sold out ones will ever come back, and Miyamoto has already talked about their replacement. If more are coming, they should say more are coming. Instead, they're floundering and allowing scalpers to dominate the market. Big fans who want figures now have the choice of paying scalper prices now, or waiting out Nintendo. If Nintendo DOESN'T release new shipments, then the prices at that time will be even higher as less and less sealed Amiibo are on the market. Maybe please read the article first?
I must say i kind of agree with the article. Im not in the position to get these things all at once when they 1st release and knowing i cant get them later just makes me not want any at all and they said they will release cards later to replace them?? Wtf?
Honestly its been a bit of a pain in the ass, but between me and my friend we managed to grab the whole set so far. For instance; just today i found 2 Captain Falcons, and she found 2 Pits, which lets us swap doubles. Have friends help, not everyone is a scalper!
Lucky! I have an extra little Mac that I bought to swap with someone. I've had people make cash offers, but I don't want to feed into the scalping market, ya know?
The collection aspect is fun. More exclusives and rares, and expand beyond SSB. Do all billion Pokemon.
"Here are these cool collectable figures that will be compatible with your games".......Except we will discontinue them a week after they launch so having to cool bonuses is completely pointless since the who knows when the next, let's say Fire Emblem comes out but you won't ever be able to get those cool bonuses we promised because we cared more about having a "rare" collectable than keeping a promise. So if you weren't at the store day one I guess you're screwed. That's how I feel after all this. I almost bought a Link Amiibo on Black Friday but the sword was bent so I couldn't justify the purchase and now I probably will never buy one because of the terrible way Nintendo is handling this.
Nothing has been discontinued now maybe later. I believe some of the shortages come from Nintendo being conservative in relationship to their fiscal estimates after being far off in sales estimates in recent years. What if, they expected to sell one million and only sold 50 thousand. I doubt they wanted to risk having egg on their face yet again.
I kind of agree with this. The past few years have taught them several harsh lessons, so better safe than sorry seemed to be the course of action this time around.
lol. Egg on their face.
Has anyone maybe considered that most of these shortages are because retailers have also underestimated demand? We can't find them if retailers don't make sure they order enough of them, after all.
Funny how so many people said theses were stupid and didn't want them the moment the were revealed and now the same people are bitching and moaning that they're so scarce around one of the biggest shopping days of the years.
Nintendo has always made money by screwing over consumers via peripherals. This ain't news.
I think you meant Microsoft.
That why I will stop buying amiibos with Megaman and Princess zelda ,cards nintendo ,really?
SERIOUSLY! How old are you guys ?
When will Sony follow suit with an NFC equipped Kratos?
I'd be willing to bet the whole "card" thing is possibly going to be another product line aimed at kids who are really into things like Pokemon and other card trading games. I think they just underestimated the demand and eventually will get it all balanced out. Remember how hard it was to find a Wii for the first year?
I didn't think people still believed the "holding back to create demand crap" like Nintendo has warehouses full of amiibo just sitting there gather dust I mean think about it, how would that make them money, do people suddenly decide they want something based on how hard it is to find in stores? The truth is these things don't make themselves, and if every shipment is selling out then of course their going to be hard to find.
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