During Nintendo’s investor results meeting today, Satoru Iwata talked about the infamous Amiibo shortages and scalpers.
Iwata stated that Nintendo “did not expect” that Amiibo figures would sell out in America, Europe, and Australia; they also didn’t expect that these shortages would allow scalpers to resell the figures for high prices on auction websites like eBay. Hopefully, Nintendo will manufacture more of these scalped Amiibo to lower resale prices and cut down on scalping.
Here’s what Iwata had to say about the matter:
“amiibo is performing especially well in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Some figures are sold out and are being sold at online auctions at premium prices – something which none of us had predicted.” — Satoru Iwata