The sales of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures are surprising, to say the least – according to Nintendo of America, there is roughly a 1:1 ratio and “attach rate” of Amiibo toys to copies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
To be more specific, that’s over 710,000 figures – and copies of Super Smash Bros.
There are 12 figures currently available (seen in the image above), each selling for $12.99 at retailers such as GameStop, Walmart, Amazon and Target. Another wave of figures will be introduced in December, with a third wave coming in February 2015.
Currently the most popular Amiibos are Link, Mario and Pikachu. Others are becoming quite difficult to track down – especially Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and Villager, which have been rumored to be discontinued after their initial shipment. Nintendo denies any discontinuation of Amiibos.
Irregular Amiibo figures – such as a Samus with two beam cannons and Peach with no legs – have been selling for outrageous amounts of money on eBay.
Clearly, the demand for Amiibo is outstanding, and Nintendo is enjoying the success of its new line of interactive figures. Although they currently are most compatible with Super Smash Bros. for both 3DS and Wii U, they are also compatible with games such as Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors.
Source – Joystiq