amiibo is certainly turning out to be a big thing in Nintendo's eyes. Whether or not the rewards for utilizing each amiibo is worthy to you, Nintendo plans to implement all sorts of bonuses. It appears right now that every amiibo is meant to do 'something' in each game though games not featuring certain characters may have more limited uses or lesser-valued ones. We've had plenty of threads on here for amiibo and I'm sure that will continue. Still, I wanted to establish a general discussion thread that doesn't have a specific focus or thought. We'll also use this thread for informing the forums about upcoming news regarding new waves of amiibo or new compatibility. Enjoy! Tell us which amiibo you're planning to get! To get the party started, here are the various waves of amiibo on their way, compatibility information from Nintendo's website, and various links to other threads regarding amiibo.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi's Woolly World, Splatoon, CodeName: S.T.E.A.M., ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, and more…
@Mop it up I'd also probably buy quite a few Amiibo if there was a fire sale. And then clutter up my gaming room even more.
I really think that Nintendo should deliver on the promise of one Amiibo across multiple games, though. They should either increase the storage capacity or come up with a system-level solution where the console itself stores the last state of the scanned Amiibo. Having to erase a Smash Bros. Amiibo to use it in Mario Party kind of blows.
Anyway, it looks like my statement was a bit premature, and there is still some rarity-induced demand, since the American version of the Wii Fit Trainer is $44 on Amazon. Seeing store shelves stocked with the rare Amiibo led me to believe that the mania could die, but it looks like the thirst has only been partially quenched. It must be pretty tough for Nintendo to judge how many Amiibo to manufacture.
Where did you preorder Ryu? I preordered Roy at Gamestop and I asked about Ryu on Friday, Jan 22, but Ryu wasn't in their system yet.
So far I'm up to date on all amiibos, picked up Lucas on Friday, my Gamestop had about a dozen of him hanging on the wall. I have no interest in any of the animal crossing amiibos, definitely no interest in the stupid amiibo cards and no interest in the Skylanders cross Nintendo style amiibos.