GameStop Source Believes Super Mario amiibo Stock Will Be Plentiful

Oh, amiibos. We love you, but we’re also full of frustration over how the launch has been handled. There have been about 5.7 million amiibo units sold—so the venture has been a massive success for Nintendo—but anger and frustration over low stock for high-demand figures has tainted the amiibo launch as a whole.

It’s no secret that there are ongoing stock issues with the latest wave (and previous waves) of the Super Smash Bros. amiibos, so of course we’re all looking ahead to the Super Mario range of figures. These figures will be sold and marketed alongside the upcoming Mario Party 10 on March 20th—and despite the pre-orders “selling out” within minutes, apparently there will be sufficient stock for all available in North American stores.

Destructoid has a trusted source at GameStop, who claims that Nintendo stated they were “confused” by the overwhelming rush to pre-order stock of the new range of figures… really, Nintendo? Really?

And evidently, reps for Nintendo have stated that GameStop and other amiibo retailers will have figures in “abundance” and that fans and potential buyers should not panic that they didn’t get in on the first mad rush of pre-orders.

Despite this abundance of amiibo, Toad will have the “lightest allocation” but he won’t be considered “rare.” So, he won’t be another Little Mac or Rosalina, but…  you know how this has all gone so far, right? It sounds like a step in the right direction, but we’ll have to wait and see how it all shakes down at launch time.


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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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