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Amiibo is going to make the holiday season awfully interesting.

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I have seen a ton of posts on here about all sorts of different games at E3 and if they will or will not make a sales impact but the one thing that I have no doubt in my mind is going to be a massive seller is the one thing that people are ignoring.   Amiibo just completely leveled the playing field when it comes to 2014.   Yes PS4 and Xbox One will have more multi-plats,  but Nintendo just completely locked up the entire market of young gamers.    These figures look awesome and when kids find out that they will be able to use them in games that they already love like Mario Kart and Smash Bros then they are going to be having ALOT of them on their Christmas Lists.       Stack that with the fact that there will be plenty of older gamers this holiday season looking to buy a Wii U for Smash Bros, and some of the other great titles coming out and I really think that Nintendo has a real shot at dominating this holiday season.    

 

I wanted to add to that I think the "Amiibo" name is brilliant.   They are creating an entirely new brand that they can market and comercialize instead of just calling them something basic like Nintendo Trophies.



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I want a Bayonetta amiibo, but it probably won't happen right? There should be Megaman, Sonic, and Pac-Man amiibos though right?

I'm gonna go broke buying all these. I think kids will have to ward off a wave of 20/30 somethings to get their hands on some of these, lol. 



Soundwave said:

I want a Bayonetta amiibo, but it probably won't happen right? There should be Megaman, Sonic, and Pac-Man amiibos though right?

I'm gonna go broke buying all these. I think kids will have to ward off a wave of 20/30 somethings to get their hands on some of these, lol. 


That's really part of the reason I think this is the biggest E3 news no one is talking about.   I would love to get the Link, Samus, Kirby, and Yoshi ones just for my collection of Nintendo stuff.   I'm not even sure I would take them out of the box they all look so nice.

I see these having the potential to be the really "hot" toy of the holiday season this year and if that happens I think Wii U console sales are going to be astronomical.    



Yeah... it's for the kids... right.
Don't mind me I'm, uh, buying these Amiibo for my... niece.



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If I was six, the last thing I'd want are little chess pieces with Nintendo characters on them.



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I don't think it will be a big difference maker in hardware sales, but it will reap Nintendo a lot of extra profit from their existing fanbase for sure.

I want some more obscure amiibos. Like perhaps Iwata, Sakurai, Miyamoto, and Reggie ones? Club Nintendo rewards? I'd like hardware amiibo trophies too ... NES, SNES, Virtual Boy (!), N64, etc.

Also for Splatoon ... a Mario Sunshine amiibo that lets you put Mario w/water (paint?) pack into the game would be swell. 



spemanig said:
If I was six, the last thing I'd want are little chess pieces with Nintendo characters on them.

That's why all the kiddies like Skylanders, huh?



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NintendoPie said:
spemanig said:
If I was six, the last thing I'd want are little chess pieces with Nintendo characters on them.

That's why all the kiddies like Skylanders, huh?


Very true.



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I hope to one day have Mario and Sonic Amiibos side by side

EDIT:  And also Megaman :)