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Nintendo Investors Meeting Notes

by Bryan Rose - February 16, 2015, 10:14 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo of America

If you like Amiibo, this is the investors meeting for you!

Wii U software sales increased over 200% between April and September in Japan, Europe, Australia (which saw the most growth of all due to it being their toy catalog season during June and July) and the United States, Nintendo's investors meeting revealed. The reports attribute this to titles such as Mario Kart 8 and the E3 2014 press conference. They also reported that the New 3DS XL has already sold well in Europe and the United States, selling over three times the amount of the original 3DS XL in the same timeframe. Nintendo also announced that their digital sales have spiked in the last year, particularly in the United States.

As far as Amiibos go, 5.7 million Amiibos have been shipped through December 2014. Nintendo believes that new waves of Amiibo, as well as Mario Party 10, will keep the momentum high for the figures throughout the year. The conference also detailed that certain Amiibos that will be released in limited amounts are also in the works, as well as Amiibos in card form.

The Amiibo shortages experienced so far were something Nintendo did not anticipate. Shortages of certain Amiibos were due to constraints such as limited shelf space in stores. Over 63% of Amiibos have been sold in the United States, and across the world the most popular Amiibo sold has been Link, with the exception of Australia where Mario reigns supreme.

It is interesting to note that in terms of sell through rates, the charts Nintendo released show that Marth is the rarest to find in the US, Captain Falcon in Japan, Little Mac in Europe, and Ike in Australia.

Talkback

SorenFebruary 16, 2015

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The conference also detailed that certain Amiibos that will be released in limited amounts are also in the works.

You mean they're not doing that already?

StratosFebruary 16, 2015

I think this just confirms that we will eventually see all of the regular figures grow in availability down the road. Remember there is a large shipping jam due to the US port workers going on strike, which is further aggravating Nintendo's supply issues.


I suspect that in their mind all figures, unless specifically stated, have the chance to receive continued releases.

Linkle LinkFebruary 16, 2015

Quote from: Soren

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The conference also detailed that certain Amiibos that will be released in limited amounts are also in the works.

You mean they're not doing that already?

I was going to say that also until I scrolled and saw Soren beat me to it so then I went back to reading the rest of the article.

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Nintendo also announced that their digital sales have spiked in the last year, particularly in the United States.

I speculated on this being the case in another thread when I commented that newer game releases seem to have less physical copies made than older games and that increasing digital sales may be why. This just strengthens my hypothesis.

NeoThunderFebruary 17, 2015

I never saw any news about flipnote studio 3D being released. Why would they do so a silent, under the radar release and only free to club Nintendo members? And why did I not see any news on NWR about its release?

Also in the investor briefing, but not included in this article, is the fact that 27 percent of all Amiibo sales were to staff and readers of Nintendo World Report.

Triforce HermitFebruary 17, 2015

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The conference also detailed that certain Amiibos that will be released in limited amounts are also in the works

Assholes.

SorenFebruary 17, 2015

The limited edition runs have to be the Gold and Silver Amiibos that leaked earlier this year. I just hope someone at the Q&A session made them know that current supply runs have created the same exact thing with the normal edition ones.

nickmitchFebruary 17, 2015

I'm starting to feel like the cards are going to be such a shitty half-step.

I really want some of these figures. :(

Quote from: Soren

The limited edition runs have to be the Gold and Silver Amiibos that leaked earlier this year. I just hope someone at the Q&A session made them know that current supply runs have created the same exact thing with the normal edition ones.

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