Nintendo is now saying that it “may” restock “certain” sold-out amiibos.
Do you remember that whole kerfuffle about discontinued amiibos we heard earlier in the week? First, they were discontinued, then, Nintendo said they wouldn’t be, and then, finally, it released an official statement stating “We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to the market once they have sold through their initial shipment.”
Now, Nintendo has gone ahead and (sort of) backflipped on that comment, stating that some of these sold-out figures may get restocked after all. A Nintendo representative sent us the following statement via email:
“Some amiibo were very popular at launch, and it is possible that some amiibo in the United States, Canada and Latin America may not be available right now due to high demand and our efforts to manage shelf space during the launch period. Certain sold-out amiibo may return to these markets at a later stage. We are continually aiming to always have a regular supply of amiibo in the marketplace and there are many waves of amiibo to come. The distribution and availability of amiibo in other regions around the world may be different.”
Again, the wording is very vague, but it looks as though the amiibos that are currently flying off the shelves will probably return in the near future.
So that’s the final word, at least for the time being, on amiibos. As always, our advice is to just buy up your favorite character if you happen to see it in stock, just in case!