Since Nintendo first launched Amiibos back in November with the release of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, the company has had constant trouble with meeting the demand of the toys, despite shipping over 5.7 million before the end of 2014.
During today’s Financial Results Briefing, President at Nintendo, Satoru Iwata revealed that while they have shipped approximately 10.5 million Amiibo units worldwide, this apparently still isn’t enough, as retail stores and the Internet are continuing to have shortages of the products. Despite their announcement a few days ago, it seems Nintendo may be having a much harder time than they originally thought.
“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,” Iwata said on the subject.
Though the increase in production has made it only slightly easier to obtain your favorite Amiibos, it still can be a hassle. Iwata continued with bad news saying, “however, we are very sorry that we cant 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.”
While this news isn’t the best, Nintendo still brought smiles to all of our faces when they announced their newest partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts to bring us a Nintendo-based theme park.