Nintendo: Amiibo Sales Reach New Milestone - Over 2.5 Million Sold In NA

WarAdept

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I'm curious about the sales data here in Aus. The shelves are completely stripped clean of all of wave 1 and 2. Can't order online, can't buy them in store. Obviously, Nintendo Australia always gets small amounts of stock because our market is small, but still curious.
 

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Holy crap. I knew amiibo would be big with hardcore nintendo fans, but it seems like casuals must be buying these things up as well.

Now imagine if the next pokemon game has amiibos. Mega evolved amiibos. Shiny amiibos. Would be a huge missed opportunity if they don't do this.
The world woukd not be ready for 719 pokemon amiibos XD. Gotta buy them all!
 

Crayolan

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The profit margins on this thing should be massive (how much exactly we looking at?)

How long before the initial "collector spree" ends?
The collector spree should go on for as long as they keep releasing new amiibos.

Sales will drop because the holiday season is over though.

It's a joke. Referring to that article which said Pokemon is selling too well and dooming Nintendo by not letting them fail.
 

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Can you believe there were people who said amiibos were a dumb idea?
Lol whats funny is that I was one of the people who said there was no point to them due to their functionality.

After tomorrow, when my Fox arrives, Ill have completed all of Wave 1 and Wave 2. I have all of wave 3 pre-ordered and am awaiting wave 4 to open.

I still wish they had more functionality though. Im praying for an Amiibo game.

But like it was said before in this thread.. it makes too much sense for them to make an Amiibo game... So they wont do it.
 

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So possibly a profit of 13 million? Impressive but I'm not sure why people are freaking out over it. It's not exactly a success worthy of printmoney.gifs
It's much more than that boo

- Increases visibility for Nintendo characters on store shelves
- Enhance business opportunities through licensing ventures
- 30-40% profit margins are great for Nintendo's bottom line
- 1 market, include Japan & Europe and more, much more than just 13 million
- Longterm prospects - new revenue stream, they are not going to stop selling.
 

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Who's buying these things? Everyone should be embarrassed and ashamed owning "dolls" like these.

2.5 million sales just means a lot of people out there have major issues and are just shut in losers. Society is crumbling and it's all thanks to Nintendo.
 

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So possibly a profit of 13 million? Impressive but I'm not sure why people are freaking out over it. It's not exactly a success worthy of printmoney.gifs
Nintendo still hasn't released a single Amiibo-focused game...
Amiibos currently have little to no use, yet they are still selling great somehow.
That is kinda impressive to me.
 

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Shaanyboi

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Who's buying these things? Everyone should be embarrassed and ashamed owning "dolls" like these.

2.5 million sales just means a lot of people out there have major issues and are just shut in losers. Society is crumbling and it's all thanks to Nintendo.
*reads tag*

oh you
 

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Pretty sure he meant one billion Yen.
Why in the world would Reggie be saying 1 billion yen in the US.
Come on people...

1 billion yen is also nothing, this made far more than 1 billion yen.
He was referring to the genre as a whole.
 

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Good sales. I figure (heh) that most sales must come from the whales buying +10 amiibos which is not great since Nintendo needs to attract fresh blood to its ecosystem.
 

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I actually think the hard to come by factor did amiibo a favour. There are a few amiibo I own precisely because they were rare and it was buy it then or never. (Looks at WFT amiibo.)
 

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Skylanders/Disney Infinity have been out for multiple years. The first Skylanders have been selling for over 4 years.

These have been out for a little over a month.
And he was referring to sales in 2014 alone.
Disney Infinity only came out in 2013.
 

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This includes two waves, right? Nintendo needs to keep launching waves of Amiibo, it seems like the sales for each wave are quite constant.
 

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It would be funny if investors were happy with Nintendo about amiibo. Nintendo tried as hard as they could not to make money from the "toys to life" market. They launched it at the end of 2014!! on wiiu!! for jesus christ!!
 

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It's much more than that boo

- Increases visibility for Nintendo characters on store shelves
- Enhance business opportunities through licensing ventures
- 30-40% profit margins are great for Nintendo's bottom line
- 1 market, include Japan & Europe and more, much more than just 13 million
- Longterm prospects - new revenue stream, they are not going to stop selling.
I ain't denying the success "boo".

Amiibos are doing very very well. I just thought some people were going a bit of far with the celebrations. But whatever, I'll take my pessimism elsewhere.
 

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And it seems Nintendo is not going to have any unsold stock other than Peach.

You should have kept the undergarments, Nintendo.
 

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With 3DS support coming and games like Kirby, MP10, Captain toad, etc I imagine the sales will keep picking up. I imagine selling a bunch of these would be a really nice source of extra income and could help them out in their current situation.
I know a lot of people that go crazy buying all of them
like me
 

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nintendo are idiots for not releasing amiibo sooner
It's a miracle they made it out now...
Selling toys for an electronic games company is waaaaaay more complex than you'd ever believe.

The amount of vendors and coordination and sales teams and productions and long lead planning you need, yikes. Especially if you don't already have the capability in-house, which they likely didn't since they only did liscensing till now
 

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No excuse not to up production then? lol.

I hope this means we get a good assortment for other series, namely Animal Crossing.
If Nintendo have any sense, they're probably planning an entire line of just Isabelle.
 

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I want to see the insanity of them releasing a pokemon game and Pokemon Amiibo for each species of Pokemon. 600+ Pokemon now, right? All dem Amiibos.
Wuttt?

We will get 719+another 719 shiny+another 719 male or female,+another Mega Evo+another other form poke.

Burn wallet burnnnnnnnnn.
 

mclem

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Yo what on earth would be the launching pad for Amiibos 3 years ago? Nintendo land? Wii U has barely been out for 2. Let's be practical people
I did think at launch that it was a bit odd that nothing actually used the technology, despite us having seen that mocked-up Rayman video that showed the concept.