Consumers have been struggling to get Amiibo since the initial wave of figures released last year. We’ve all heard the widespread reports of preorders being cancelled and retailers’ stocks selling out quickly. It seems as though one retailer is changing the way they handle Amiibo sales from here on out. After the massive failure that the Wave 4 launch brought to GameStop, the video game retailer has reportedly decided to stop accepting preorders on all future Amiibo releases!
According to Reddit user “megamanultra” on the Amiibo subreddit, one of GameStop’s regional managers stated that the company will no longer take preorders on Amiibo. Instead, stores will reportedly place a sign in the window indicating which figures they have available. There will be a strict limit of one of each figure per person, and for those using multiple accounts to acquire multiples of certain figures, GameStop has updated their system in order to track this information. It’s worth remembering, however, that this information is unconfirmed by GameStop.
Do you think this will help the Amiibo situation in GameStop locations, or will people still find a way around this?