May 29: More amiibo come out. We got the three Splatoon amiibo (pictured here) plus Wave 4 of the Super Smash Bros. series amiibo. Oh, and Splatoon comes out.
It's unclear which revenue stream will give Nintendo the most money tomorrow.
I'll be picking up Splatoon (I pre-ordered it) at Best Buy tomorrow. Same one I keep referencing throughout KoopaTV, and the same one that I tried to get the Little Mac amiibo from, failing more than once. So for tomorrow, I want to buy the three-pack set of Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, and Squid. That way, I can have kids and squids! I don't have that pre-ordered or any amiibo pre-ordered, yet I still want 'em.
I want the Jigglypuff amiibo too but that's exclusive to Target, which I don't have access to.
|Apparently she's exclusive to Wal-Mart in Canada. That's much better.|
You can expect that May 29th's article will be gushing about Splatoon, but it'll also serve as my adventure log for the amiibo I find and stuff like that. Now then, there's a new trend that's been developed. Take it away, Amazon.
|"We're limiting each amiibo figure to 1 per customer".|
So... one per customer doesn't mean if you buy Lucina, you can't buy Inkling Girl later. It just means you can't buy two Lucina. At least, that's what it seems like.
|Doesn't make a bit of difference if they're all sold out anyway.|
Side note: How come the United Kingdom gets that but Nintendo of America has no such thing? Also, anyone else get a Doctor Wily Number vibe from those amiibo numbers?
Do I get friends to go into the store and buy them for me after I get banned from the store? (Time for a Seinfeld reference.)
All these restrictions do is yet again have Nintendo benefiting the dudes who live in cities with multiple game stores in close proximity compared to the rural Nintendo fan with one or two stores within many miles. If that rural fan is banned from a store for buying two amiibo, he can't go anywhere else. The city-slicker has much better options, unless the stores collude or something. But there's no evidence of that.
"But Ludwig, what about the evil scalpers?"
Well, rather than discriminate against customers who are willing to pay for figurines of their favourite characters, Nintendo should increase supply. Also, shortages additionally mean that amiibo are underpriced. The MSRP for amiibo should be raised. I don't know what to (that's what market research is for), but raising the price will help Nintendo's margins and reduce the inequality between supply and demand.
We don't need those purchase limits! Hope they don't come to America.
Best Buy adventures here.
Three years later, Nintendo has raised the MSRP for some amiibo. Ludwig wants it raised for all of them.