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Nintendo Apologizes For Amiibo Shortages, Promises to do Better
Nintendo has finally admitted that it could have handled the sale of its Amiibo figurines in a more better way.
Having launched last year, fans had to strive hard in order to pick up their favorite characters. The demand far exceeded the supply. In fact there even came a point where the failure of restocking led many to believe that some characters might be limited editions.
Nintendo’s lack of communication also played a role in angering fans by not informing them well enough about the availability of certain Amiibo characters.
In a statement issued to Kotaku today, Nintendo of America apologized to its fan-base for the regular Amiibo shortages. The statement also added that the company plans to “make it easier for consumers to know when new Amiibo are on the way.”
Nintendo admitted that the sales for the product caught it off guard. “We understand how frustrating it can be at times if consumers are unable to find certain figures, and we apologize for that.”
The manufacturing amount is now being increased, and Nintendo also plans to improve its communications through social media channels. Safe to say, players will find it a bit easier now to get their hands on their favorite characters.
“We remain committed to keeping amiibo affordable and easy to access as a platform to enhance game-play experiences. These plans include Animal Crossing amiibo cards that will become available by the end of 2015, and a free-to-download app for Wii U called amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits that launched on April 30, 2015, that lets consumers enjoy playable scenes from certain NES and Super NES games with amiibo.”