Despite what you might have heard otherwise, Nintendo assures fans that it has not started discontinuing Amiibo figurines (but, of course, it’s not ruling it out in the future).
Earlier this week, a Canadian games retailer claimed that Nintendo had officially discontinued Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and Villager. Nintendo of America originally seemed to confirm the story, saying that it would not manufacture certain figurines due to “shelf space constraints”.
Later, a Nintendo executive contradicted the claim, explaining that “we have not discontinued any of the Amiibo figures”.
Now, Nintendo of Europe has gotten involved, issuing a public statement:
Nintendo of Europe would like to confirm that supplies of Amiibo are currently available in the European market. Amiibo have been very popular at launch and as such it’s always possible that a few retailers may have sold out. We are continually aiming to always have a regular supply of Amiibo brought into the marketplace and there are many waves of Amiibo to come.
As someone who’s always had both Wii Fit Trainer and Villager at the top of her wishlist, this is reassuring news. The Amiibo figurines currently work with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, but Nintendo has announced compatibility with a number of titles moving into 2015.