Amiibo Start Strong with 5.7 Million Sold

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Curiously absent from Nintendo’s financial report this morning was sales figures for amiibo. Nintendo has placed a big bet on their NFC figure line, capable of working across multiple software titles. Since then, Bloomberg has broken that amiibo…actually got off to a good start. The amiibo line has sold 5.7 million units to date, including figures bundled with software.

As many ardent fans know, amiibo has been hard to find in certain markets, namely North America. Certain characters like Marth and Wii Fit Trainer were under-produced and ultimately discontinued, driving incredible demand over the holidays for Wave 2. The madness may continue into this year with Waves 3 and 4, ensuring that Nintendo is good for another few million amiibo sold. The only concern is if amiibo is attracting consumers outside of Nintendo’s core audience, a problem that also plagues the Wii U system.

Amiibo look to be a key component in Nintendo’s 2015 strategy. Aside from announced games like Captain Toad and Smash Bros. for 3DS yet to receive patch functionality, there will be a new Super Mario line to debut in March alongside Mario Party 10.

How many amiibo have you bought so far? Are you going to continue to invest in the figures in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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