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When Will amiibo Madness End? A Look at Nintendo’s Phenomenon

Amiibo is sweeping the world, but when will the fire die down? Shawn Long takes a sarcastic look at the madness that is Nintendo's latest juggernaut: amiibo.

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DragoonsScaleLegends1753d ago

That's like asking when will Nintendo end.

3-4-51752d ago

People are making way too big a deal of this.

You don't NEED these no matter how much you think you do.

These are a want....not a need.

They are another cool thing to have, but placing so much importance on them is just unhealthy and that is NOT Nintendo's fault.

Your OCD issues are NOT Nintendo's fault.

Your poor money spending habits are NOT Nintendo's fault.

You lack of control on how many you "have to" have, is NOT Nintendo's fault.

Get a grip on your problem and stop blaming Nintendo.

It's plastic toys people....

The Games are what really matter here.

Have you forgotten that?

MNGamer-N1753d ago

Please send me your gold mario

wakeNbake1753d ago

When people get burnt out on it, which they will eventually its a law of the Universe.

joab7771753d ago

Yeah, and all the money spent will deflate.

I don't get it at all. I mean, I just dont. I'm not hurting for money, bit with everything video game relayed that you could spend money on, why spend it on some small plastic character?

To those who are raking in the money from this...Kudos to you for taking advantage of some strange addiction.

themonado1753d ago

I just want specific ones, such as Shulk (which I was able to get from Gamestop)

MrSwankSinatra1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

Eventually people are going to run out of space for these figures and stop buying them. That's why I never got into amiibo, because I don't have the space to support a collection like that. Plus I'd rather buy actual games than toys anyways.

MNGamer-N1753d ago

I made my own shelf out of a piece of wood, painted it black and have it on the wall of my gaming room. Looks pretty dope actually

MrSwankSinatra1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

I didn't build shelves for my game collection, but I did buy a few of those large two-in-one type of shelves to hold my games. I used to be huge into collector's editions for games (If a game had a CE, I bought it), but after the seventh generation I didn't have room for squat. I had to get rid of a lot stuff, which in hindsight I probably wasted thousands of dollars on crap that was took out once and then just sat in it's box. As life goes, you live and learn. Buying into amiibo would be like a repeat of that and I'd rather not.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1753d ago

So basically you're when will Nintendo stop milking a product that's selling for no reason? C'mon man, that's there niche market.

wonderfulmonkeyman1753d ago

"No reason"
Yeah, you keep telling youself that.
I'm going back to training the two I've got in Smash. Way better than normal CPU's, and my friends enjoy including them in matches.
Oh, and I still need to use them for free useful gear and items in Hyrule Warriors before I set them back up on their display shelf.

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