Nintendo is doing pretty well with their Amibo line and recently shipped around 10.5 million of the little things globally. Recently confirmed in an investment meeting, that sure is a lot of figurines. Excuse me, collectables.
Here is a breakdown of the numbers:
20% went to Europe
11% went to Japan
3% Went to Australia
66% went to North America
Iwata apologized for how rare these things have become and said “figures take a long time to manufacture… shelf is also finite.” Iwata has promised to solve the shortage issue soon.
“We’re trying to meet the demands of our fans and consumers by increasing the amount of amiibo we manufacture and ship to retail. We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening”.
Things are looking up for Nintendo as they start to branch out a bit. The company has reported its first annual profit since 2011.