Nintendo to discontinue less popular amiibo figurines

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Amiibo figures that aren't selling well are likely to be discontinued.

On Monday Nintendo confirmed that some of its new amiibo figurines from the first batch will be discontinued.

Nintendo confirmed the news to WIRED after potential buyers noticed certain supplies of some figures were not being replenished.

Nintendo's statement read:

"We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to the market once they have sold through their initial shipment."

Nintendo also told WIRED that they won't be giving any further details on which characters would always be available, and which would be discontinued. But, you can probably hazard a guess to which will be the most popular characters in the range - think Mario, Link, and Pikachu.

It makes sense that the company will only continue its most popular characters, otherwise shelves will gather dust on the less popular amiibos. However, prices for any discontinued characters are sure to increase on websites such as eBay.

The next set of amiibo figures are due for release soon which include, Zelda, Diddy Kong, Little Mac, and Pit.

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