Nintendo Drops Select Amiibo Prices
While the prices of some figures are soaring on the secondhand market, others are in decline at retail.
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As supply continues to be a problem for certain Amiibo figures, Nintendo has quietly dropped the suggested retail prices of three of the most common.
Donkey Kong, Peach, and Yoshi--three members of the first wave of Amiibo figures from November--now cost $9.99, down from the standard $12.99 price, according to Nintendo's website. The company hasn't made any official announcement regarding the modest price drop, but it comes not long after the latest wave of figures was released, with more still to come--including several in March.
Earlier this month, Nintendo revealed the top 10 selling Amiibo figures for several markets around the globe. All three of the discounted characters made the top 10 in the United States and Canada, but this could at least in part be attributed to their wide availability. Other characters, like Marth and Villager, are only likely to be found being resold on sites like eBay.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently spoke about the subject of rare Amiibo figures, saying extra shipments of hard-to-find figures are something it may deliver. "It is difficult for us to promise to continuously ship all of the Amiibo figures," he said. "We will, however, consider additional production in cases such as when an Amiibo figure sells out shortly after launch, an Amiibo is indispensable to play a certain game, and when we receive a lot of requests for an Amiibo figure from consumers and retailers."
More than 5.7 million Amiibo figures have been sold to-date.