Nintendo's Miyamoto has said that it's true that some of its data-holding Amiibo toys will be retired, although it has a solution for those who would like to unlock the extras these characters bring.
"We're not making promises for certain figures, but the way 'amiibo' is designed is that certain games can have 'amiibo' specifically for that game," he told the Associated Press. "Other games can take advantage of past 'amiibo' that developers want to make their game compatible with. In the future, we have the option, if certain 'amiibo' figures are no longer available in stores, to release an 'amiibo' in card form with the same functionality."
In the same interview, Miyamoto also confirmed that while the company remains focused on making sure the Wii U continues to have a strong line up of games, there are certain people in the company working around with what will become the next console from Nintendo.
"While we're busy working on software for the Wii U," he said, "we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be."
What do you think of this news, specifically the fact the certain amiibo's will be discontinued?