According to today’s release from The NPD Group market research firm, Nintendo reported that it’s sold 7 million of its Amiibo toys-to-life figure
That's a lot of plastic.
All that Profit going towards the NX.
Hopefully it is being funneled towards the development of the NX in a really smart and meaningful way. I want to see three very healthy competitive consoles on the market. We the market, can without a doubt, support three consoles.
I was thinking about the very same thing happening with Nintendo's mobile games as well. I believe that their mobile games alone will be such a lucrative business that it will offset what they need to spend in the portable and home sector all together. Maybe such a money cushion will bring about the very aggressive Nintendo of the nineties.
Good point. I don't know what those amiibos are or what is it exactly they do that warrant such extravagant sales frenziness, but since I keep seeing articles on the internet about how well those gadgets fare on the market in spite of their steep price, Nintendo must be making a ton of cash thanks to them (and Mr Iwata who invented them of course) and thus has no excuse this time to come up with an underpowered system again. It's high time they came back into the circle of real players with a console as powerful as the PS4 and X1, which should finally allow consumers who purchase their product to get all the third-party titles owners of the other two systems enjoy.
I wonder how many Mega Mushrooms that could buy...XD
I prefer Disney Infinity.
Nintendo hit the jackpot with this! Congrats
Amiibos are a cancer, not that Infinity and Skylanders are any better. What offends me about all these figures is the way that they've come to lock content behind a plastic figure that has limited supply in an increasing number of games. What is worse is that Nintendo, as they experiment with the idea of DLC, has adopted poor DLC practices like this, locking content behind amiibos on Splatoon, Yoshi's Woolly World, and encouraging Yacht Club Games to do it with Shovel Knight. Not to mention the whole releasing an unfinished game at full MSRP and claiming it's okay because the procedural "DLC" is free. That one deserves a kick in the balls to whoever at Nintendo thought that was somehow a consumer friendly idea. The worst part is that people only buy Amiibos because they want the figurines of their favorite characters. Most people I've talked to don't care about actually using the things. They just want to collect them. Yet, even they're shafted by inconsistent quality, cheaply made figures in general, and stock issues that Nintendo has only just started fixing. Nintendo just needs to drop the amiibo idea and start producing quality figures. If that means they'll cost $20 instead, I don't think most people will care all that much. They should also just accept that digitally releasing DLC for finished games only is the smart and consumer friendly way to do it.
So far there are only really 6 games that have "locked" content behind them splatoon (challenges, I agree that with that one) Mario kart 8 (costumes, but most don't care about costumes), yoshi (costumes, again most don't care), hyrule warriors (a single weapon), and shovel knight (co-op which again I agree with that), and Mario party (boards, but they could have made that a downloadable game, but didn't). So stop Trollin, I think Amiibo are pretty cool, you buy one figure, and it works in a multitude of games, unlocking different things in all the different games, and it's not even like you really even need any of the things that are unlockable, they're just cool extras. Either way you would be bitching, cause if they put out only usable in one or two games you'd be bitching about them not using amiibo. Nintendo just can't win.
If they put a usable one out in or two games, I still wouldn't be okay with it for the same reason. It's a crappy, consumer hating practice that makes no sense. Just do DLC like everybody else. It is a perfectly good and functional system. Nintendo doesn't need to pull their unique bullshit with everything they do. Sometimes going with an industry standard is actually a good thing.
u mad Nintendo is making money?
Resident Evil 5 was smashed for selling a $2 100kb DLC to unlock on disc content. Throw a toy in behind the sane concept and suddenly it's ok.
The sad thing about your comment is that amiibos are purchased once and interact with multiple games. No dlc around offers this level of interaction with other games. How does one even begin to complain about free dlc? Splatoon has been extremely fun out of the gate and Nintendo is only making the game better. My guess is that Splatoon is a very different game from what Nintendo is use to developing and Splatoon will be a game that keeps evolving over the life of the WiiU. I have many games that support amiibos and I currently don't have any and I don't feel like my experience is cheated at all...
Sold seven million of those and they can't even put Lucina at GameStop for me to pick up
I dont see the appeal in these toys (whether its Amiibos, skylanders or Disney's) I even refuse to get games that require them because it feels like a ripoff to me. But, if there's profit. Then keep making them, i guess.
The games don't "require" the amiibos. They're optional. The stuff they unlock are just extras that don't meaningfully change the game in any way. Amiibo training in Smash Bros, or costumes in Mario Kart 8? Yeah, they are pretty cool, but not deal breakers.
I say I refuse to get games that "require" them. I know Nintendo has yet to make such a game.
Wow I haven't even bought one
I've got them all!
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