Entries in 'Amiibo' (35)

Nintendo has now shipped 10.5m Amiibos

Nintendo has now shipped 10.5m Amiibos

Whatever you think the future holds for the increasingly busy toys-to-life category, Amiibo continues to be a big success for Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 8:22AM in News
Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Some of the harder to find Amiibo figures may soon be resupplied to shops following a promise from Nintendo to fix the stock situation that has been troubling fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Amiibo are the biggest accessory winners of 2015 so far, with all three franchises seeing major year-on-year growth.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 11:11AM in News
Will anyone win the toys-to-life war?

Will anyone win the toys-to-life war?

It’s a little known fact that the term ‘toys-to-life’ is actually an Activision trademark.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 11:06AM in News

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Nintendo pledges more stock after 
Amiibo 'smashes' expectations

Nintendo pledges more stock after Amiibo 'smashes' expectations

Nintendo has admitted that the popularity of its Amiibo range took the platform holder by surprise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:23AM in News
UK retail expects toys-to-life growth as LEGO enters the fray

UK retail expects toys-to-life growth as LEGO enters the fray

Leading UK games retailers expect the toys-to-life genre to get even bigger this year with the arrival of LEGO Dimensions.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2015 at 1:35PM in News
Amiibo exclusives listed by North American retailers

Amiibo exclusives listed by North American retailers

On the heels of yesterday’s new amiibo reveals by Nintendo, North American retailers have listed which will be exclusive offerings.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2015 at 6:27AM in News
There's a new Animal Crossing coming, complete with Amiibo Cards

There's a new Animal Crossing coming, complete with Amiibo Cards

Among Nintendo’s numerous announcements last night was also confirmation of a brand new Animal Crossing spin-off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 1:07PM in News

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Yarn-made Yoshi among new range of Amiibos

Yarn-made Yoshi among new range of Amiibos

Upcoming Wii U title Yoshi’s Woolly World will bring with it a special Yoshi Amiibo made of yarn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 11:40AM in News
Amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits announced for Wii U

Amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits announced for Wii U

Amiibo-based Wii U app Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits will launch later this spring, Nintendo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 3:23AM in News
Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

The Walmart-only Gold Mario Amiibo is selling for over seven times its RRP on eBay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
Amiibo trio receives price drop

Amiibo trio receives price drop

Nintendo has announced a price drop for Donkey Kong, Peach and Yoshi amiibo figures.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2015 at 3:19PM in News

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US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

US union strikes impacting New 3DS and Amiibo supplies

Nintendo says it could have sold more New 3DS XL units in the US were it not for an ongoing labour dispute that is disrupting West Coast shipping.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 3:16PM in News
5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

Nintendo has now shipped 5.7m of its Amiibo toys worldwide since their release last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Gold and silver Mario Amiibos spotted on Nintendo website

Gold and silver Mario Amiibos spotted on Nintendo website

Nintendo looks to be taking a leaf out of its toys-to-life competitor’s books by releasing variants of its existing Amiibo figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:20PM in News
Nintendo has sold around 2.5m Amiibos in the US alone

Nintendo has sold around 2.5m Amiibos in the US alone

Worldwide sales numbers for Amiibo remain unknown, but in the US at least the figures have sold in the millions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 12:10PM in News

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It looks like some Amiibos may have been discontinued after all

It looks like some Amiibos may have been discontinued after all

Have they? Haven’t they? The mystery continues regarding Nintendo’s plans for the long-term future of some Amiibo figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2014 at 2:12PM in News
'We will always have a regular supply of Amiibo," says Nintendo

'We will always have a regular supply of Amiibo," says Nintendo

Nintendo has told GameSpot that it will continue to supply Amiibo toys to retailers, following confusion that some figures had been discontinued already.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
Nintendo has already discontinued some Amiibos

Nintendo has already discontinued some Amiibos

Some of the figures featured in Nintendo’s initial shipment of Amiibo figures will not be restocked, the platform holder has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Amiibo prices hiked as talk of supply problems emerges

Amiibo prices hiked as talk of supply problems emerges

It appears that supply problems are hitting a range of Nintendo products, with retailers being forced to cancel some pre-orders and others increasing their prices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2014 at 2:05PM in News
Legless Princess Peach Amiibo wants in on the Ebay auction action

Legless Princess Peach Amiibo wants in on the Ebay auction action

The rush to sell defective Amiibo figures for sky-high prices is on.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 4:35PM in News
Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

A defective version of Nintendo’s Samus Aran Amiibo figure has sold for an incredible amount on auction site Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:48AM in News
Amiibo figures can only hold info for one game at a time

Amiibo figures can only hold info for one game at a time

Nintendo has confirmed that its Amiibo toys-to-life figures are only able to store information for one game at a time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2014 at 9:01AM in News
Sonic, Bowser and Mega Man among new wave of confirmed Amiibo figures

Sonic, Bowser and Mega Man among new wave of confirmed Amiibo figures

Nintendo has named and pictured the characters that will feature in its third and fourth wave of Amiibo releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2014 at 9:59AM in News
Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Shigeru Miyamoto has outlined plans for future Amiibo products.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 7th 2014 at 11:01AM in News