High’s and hopes from Nintendo have been high for Nintendo, especially in a tough, cruel holiday season from their competitor giants at Sony and Microsoft. The question remains, how will amiibo perform in Japan? Will Japan open their arms for another product by Nintendo? It seems we’ve gotten some early sales numbers showing just that.
amiibo figures have stacked to the competition with 104,00 amiibos that have been sold so far ever since launch date. (December 6th) The most popular has been Link, selling 14,000 figures for Hyrule’s Hero of Time. Having the functionality with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Hyrule Warriors, which may be why Link has been the hottest seller so far.
It’s also worth noting that Media Crate compared numbers for Smash Bros. for Wii U to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In it’s opening week, the Wii U version sold 228,000 in it’s first week, while the Wii version sold 820,000 copies in it’s first week.. It’s sold widely less, not only since Japan has been embracing handhelds more than consoles, but also many users may have migrated to the Wii U version with the ease of access that the 3DS offers of taking it on the go. It certainly seems like it may be the case.
How will amiibo continue through it’s long path it’s bound to experience with Wii U and 3DS? Time will only tell. Do you believe amiibo can truly be successful for Nintendo in the present and the near future? Express yourself and let us know in the comment section below.