There is no denying that amiibo has been a huge success for Nintendo. Ever since the first batch released in November of 2014, amiibo have been some of the hottest toys and collectibles out on store shelves.

In February 2015, Nintendo announced that it had shipped nearly 10.5 million amiibo worldwide; an extremely impressive number considering that the figures were only on the market for three months at that point. Building on that success, sale numbers over the past year have been just as impressive, with Nintendo revealing earlier today that it has sold 20.50 million amiibo figures and 21.50 million amiibo cards worldwide.

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If there has been any hope for Nintendo over the past year it’s been amiibo. The Wii U, in terms of sales, has been a huge disappointment for Nintendo, and 3DS software sales have been on a decline since last year.

The future of amiibo continues to look bright, seemingly every newly announced Nintendo title has some sort of amiibo integration and Nintendo has even expanded its toys to third party developers (Yacht Club Games). As always, stay tuned for any future amiibo announcements!

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Written by Frank Costagliola

Frank is a journalism student at the College of Staten Island and knew he wanted to write and talk about video games since high school. If Frank isn't on campus, he's probably gaming, spending time with his friends, at the gym, or trying to hunt down a rare amiibo out in the wild.

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