E3 2015: Reggie Knows amiibo Availability Needs Improvement

Yet again, we’re talking about amiibo stock… one day, it’d be nice to write an amiibo post without referring to the ongoing issues. Some figures are still commonly available, of course, but others are ridiculously rare or only available at exorbitant prices from re-sellers.

Despite Nintendo’s promises and apologies in the past, they definitely can’t do anything about other issues like port strikes in the United States. The issue has been massive for a variety of reasons, and how bad it is is difficult to grasp. That said, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president, spoke at E3 about the toys—their value, versatility, and their production plans:

“We’re at a point where we have to take our volume estimates and double them or triple them based on the levels of demand we’re seeing. We’re working very hard to meet that demand.”

But he did have to admit, at the end of the day, even Nintendo’s efforts haven’t been able to keep up because “the consumer demand continues to outpace supply.”

Seeing the issue continue to be acknowledged is great, especially with how many new figures will be coming out later this year. We’ll all have to cross our fingers and hold our breath to hope that things change in the near future.


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Dave will tell you that he likes to play video games, this is in fact a lie. What he really likes to do is buy games, and leaving them sitting unopened on his shelf. He is a monster.

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