What a sad world that Nintendo lives in. Its amiibo line of figures has proven to be astronomically popular, raking in millions of dollars in profits, and there is a vast contingency of people who are angry because they can’t find the toys and give Nintendo money for them!
I mean, talk about a rock and a hard place! Make toys, make money, or don’t make toys, make money.
Well, the company is sorry that its line of amiibo is far more successful than it possibly could have dreamed of, and a statement apologizes for the management and promises to restock them in the future. Don’t worry! Nintendo feels “really bad” about this, and you’ll be able to give it more money soon.
“We appreciate the enthusiasm that our fans continue to show toward amiibo. Sales for the product have exceeded our expectations. We understand how frustrating it can be at times if consumers are unable to find certain figures, and we apologize for that.
We’re trying to meet the demands of our fans and consumers by increasing the amount of amiibo we manufacture and ship to retail. We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening.
As our library of amiibo continues to grow, some figures will be easier to find than others. We are constantly looking for the opportunity to reissue amiibo and are already making plans to bring back some currently out-of-stock amiibo figures. Stay tuned for details.
Nintendo plans to make it easier for consumers to know when new amiibo are on the way, through Nintendo press announcements, timely updates on our social media channels and working closely with retailers.
We remain committed to keeping amiibo affordable and easy to access as a platform to enhance game-play experiences. These plans include Animal Crossing amiibo cards that will become available by the end of 2015, and a free-to-download app for Wii U called amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits that launched on April 30, 2015, that lets consumers enjoy playable scenes from certain NES and Super NES games with amiibo.”
In other words, Nintendo is just thrilled to have finally made a product that can’t be pirated. So booyah! Be patient gamers. We’ve suffered chip shortages and issues like this with Nintendo before, and we came out alive on the other side.
You’ll have your shiny Prince Marth figurine soon enough.