Nintendo bought virtually 10 million Amiibos within the final three months

Nintendo sold almost 10 million Amiibos in the last three months

Aaron Souppouris, Engadget

Whereas Nintendo did not have lots of excellent news to share in its newest earnings report, it is now elaborated on a brand new cash-maker. Yep, these Amiibo: for-actual collectible figurines that may hook up with suitable video games — that are eminently collectible within the course of. Nintendo says it bought a shocking 9.9 million figures within the final quarter, which is up from 6.four million Amiibos from the quarter earlier than. It is also greater than double the variety of Splatoon copies bought: the Wii U’s greatest-promoting recreation.

Whereas the figures aren’t low cost, as the corporate itself notes, Amiibo are sometimes cheaper than recreation software program. Once more, there’s fascinating variations through which figures promote properly through which territories: Splatoon characters make up the whole prime three in Japan, whereas within the US, Hyperlink stays on the prime and (technically?) Italian plumber Mario tops the charts in Europe. Plainly Nintendo are simply getting began. Anticipate many extra figures and Amiibo playing cards in 2016.

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