In a recent interview, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé stated that Nintendo is “extremely pleased” with the success of Amiibo. As of March, Nintendo had sold about 10.5 million units worldwide, two-thirds of which was to Nintendo of America territories.
Reggie also noted that Nintendo is aware that there is “some consumer frustration out there,” and they are committed to improving the flow of products onto the market. He believes they have already delivered on this. Reggie’s full statement reads:
“We’re extremely pleased with Amiibo. And the last numbers we announced were back at the end of March. At that point, on a global basis we’d sold through about 10.5 million units, about two-thirds of that volume was coming out of the NOA territories, so we’re extremely pleased with our performance to date. Now, having said that, we also know that there’s some consumer frustration out there, and so we’ve made the commitment that we’re going to improve the flow of product into the market, and we’ve delivered on that. In the 30 day time period for the most recent launch of new Amiibo, we sold through about a million units, so you can’t do that without putting more product into the marketplace and driving real improvements in your supply chain.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé
Although Nintendo is now upping their game when it comes to Amiibo supply and demand, a large number of us are still losing out. What do you think about Reggie’s statement? Let us know in the comments!
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