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Nintendo and amiibo: Smart or Stupid?

amiiboo_large_518x388 Unless you have been living under a rock, it's fairly obvious that amiibos appear to be the must have 'toy' since late November. Within my Nintendo circle of gamers, I've heard far less about Skylanders and Disney Infinity and more about amiibos. So, has Nintendo done well with amiibo by making them collectible, or are they losing hundreds of thousands of dollars because of supply issues?

 

Pachter on Nintendo’s Delusion

pachter_0 Michael Pachter, popular video game industry critic, had some harsh words to say about Nintendo and the Wii U. According to Pachter, "I think that they are still in denial about the Wii U failure. You keep seeing this stat so we're up 82 percent – yeah, 40,000 units went to 70,000 units. Who cares? You're still trailing the other guys by a mile."

 

Club Nintendo Going out with a Bang

Club-Nintendo I've always been fairly critical of Club Nintendo. So has many other outlets, so it came as no surprise that Nintendo announced the cancellation of the program. However, they knew that many fans had hundreds, if not thousands, of coins to use. Nintendo offered up some great rewards for users to spend their coins on.

 
 

Still no GameCube VC: Nintendo Saves the best for Remastered Editions

nintendo-logo1_690x386 Nintendo is the worst. They are the best, obviously, but they are the worst. During the last Nintendo Direct, we were promised a new service coming to the Wii U: Digital Wii Games. That's amazing right? While I would argue that it is, I cannot say it's what I really wanted. However, Nintendo is - and should be since they are a company - looking out for themselves and their bottom dollar, so while digital Wii games makes financial sense, having digital GameCube games makes more sense, for ...

 

Wave 4 amiibo announced

super-smash-bros-wii-u-650x370_682x388 Nintendo announced the 4th wave of the toy-to-life franchise amiibo during their first Nintendo Direct of 2015. The next wave of the Smash Bros. amiibo packs some heavy hitters from the world of Nintendo as Robin and Lucina from Fire Emblem, Ness from Earthbound, Wario, Charizard and even Pac-Man will be releasing on April 24th. It’s safe to bet that these all will sell out well before they are actually launched so if you want one you better be ready to click that pre-order button whenever ...

 

Xenoblade Chronicles X gets new trailer

70430-xenoblade-chronicles-x_120x129 Nintendo’s first direct of 2015 showed off a lot of new beautiful things however none as fascinating as the new trailer for Xenoblade Chronices X. Simply titled “Exploration trailer” the game looks to capitalize and expand on the world of Xenoblade in many ways by mirroring the vast world that the player could explore for days. The trailer itself focused solely on the exploration aspects of Xenoblade Chronicles and not one battle was included in it. It was an interesting concept that really ...

 
 

Amiibo are not discontinued

amiibo Amiibo are currently shaping up to be one of Nintendo’s best ideas in years. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Nintendo couldn’t have launched their new toy line at a better time. Nintendo recently announced that over 700,000 amiibo have been sold in the U.S. alone and that the gaming giant is projected to make $1 billion in U.S. market in amiibo sales as Tomoaki Kawasaki, a Tokyo-based analyst with Iwai Cosmo Securities Co., told Bloomberg.

 

Nintendo speaks on amiibo Availability

Nintendo-Header_690x259 People are beginning to realize that certain amiibo figures are harder to find than others, most notably Marth, Animal Crossing Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer. No one really know whether or not these are limited run figures or not, but Nintendo finally spoke on the issue. From Nintendo of Canada PR.

 

Year End Review: Nintendo Continues to Climb

nintendo-logo1_690x386 We all now about Nintendo's struggles in 2013. At least, that's what too many people seem to want to focus on. However, if you look at what Nintendo put out on their systems this year, you realize that of the big three, they hands down had the best, most consistent line up of quality, problem free, AAA titles. When you examine November releases, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One titles were plagued with problems not present in Nintendo offerings this year.

 
 

Kudos Nintendo! Smash Bros Wii U fastest Selling Wii U Title

Super-Smash-Bros-for-Wii-U-3DS-299781-full_zps40f62cf7_120x129 Statistics are out for Super Smash Bros Wii U, and things are looking great. In the first three days alone, Nintendo was able to move 500,000 digital and physical copies of the game, making it the fastest selling Wii U title of all time in North America. This is yet again another positive in the Wii U's problematic life time. To their credit, Nintendo has done so much right in the last year for the system, and it believe it is working.