In the first wave of amiibo to launch around the world, three figurines in particular have been pretty hard to come by. The Villager, Wii Fit Trainer and Marth have been snapped up at just about every single retailer they hit. What’s worse, Nintendo has told these retailers that, for now, they won’t be resupplying those specific amiibo.
That decision to stop supply has a lot of gamers and fans very, very upset. So upset, in fact, that almost every tweet and video released by Nintendo following the shortage of those amiibo has been commented on by angry fans.
Today, Nintendo issued a statement clarifying its stance on those in-demand amiibo. Here’s the full rub.
Some Amiibo were very popular at launch, and it is possible that some Amiibo in the United States, Canada and Latin America may not be available right now due to high demand and our efforts to manage shelf space during the launch period. Certain sold-out Amiibo may return to these markets at a later stage. We are continually aiming to always have a regular supply of Amiibo in the marketplace and there are many waves of Amiibo to come.
That’s a pretty wishy-washy response, if you ask me. The amiibo are super popular, and Nintendo may or may not restock certain figures.
One thing is certain here: Nintendo is examining its position. Do they create more figures in order to satiate demand? Or, do they keep supplies low in order to further fuel artificial demand?