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Nintendo has shipped 10.5 million amiibo

Nintendo has shipped around 10.5 million amiibo figures since it launched the figures, with 4.8 million units shipped this year alone.

"It is safe to say that we achieved very strong growth even in the period immediately after the year-end sales season was over," company president Satoru Iwata said. "Our assessment is that people purchase additional amiibo figures without any seasonal bias, as they are relatively more affordable than video game titles."

As for the issues with stock, Nintendo said that it intended to keep a select group of characters permanently in stock, although others would not be resupplied so readily, or at all.

"We have increased production for amiibo figures that have sold out very quickly after launch, that are indispensable to play a certain game and for which we have received strong demand from retailers and consumers.

"However, we are very sorry that we can't promise at what point we will likely be able to resolve the current situation because figures such as these require a considerable amount of time to produce, store shelf space is limited and it is difficult to precisely predict the exact amount of overall demand."

There is no indication as to how many of these amiibo figures have actually sold through, but we're guessing that Nintendo will be happy based on the above.

Edited On 08 May, 2015

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Turniplord 2 years ago
no store self to consider if they sold the hard to obtains direct form their store online - i'm sure they would still sell them and probably get more profit selling direct rather than through a retailer. I hated the fact that characters like Shulk and the fire emblem ones sold out so fast when they unlock things in games, I hope they product tonnes more. Its not like they are losing any money!

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