Nintendo Doubles Down On Amiibo Gaffes A Day After Melting Retailer Websites
Earlier today, we shared reactions to a Nintendo of America tweet asking fans what Amiibo they wanted in their Easter basket. As if the vitriolic reaction to that wasn’t enough, Nintendo is going all-in on the trolling.
Shulk, one of the Amiibo figures in the last wave, was a GameStop exclusive (Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company). That character sold out quickly, which only stings more because he is the only Amiibo compatible with the upcoming release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D on the New 3DS.
Yesterday, Amiibogeddon took down the GameStop website. As you might expect, especially after this morning, the responses to Nintendo's latest poke aren’t terribly kind.
@nintendoamerica nobody has ever seen a shulk amiibo in real life— Brian Lee (@LRcomic) April 3, 2015
.@NintendoAmerica no but I do know there's no amiibos of him— Jim Casale (@Phrost_) April 3, 2015
@NintendoAmerica did you know he is out of stock??— Danny Casalins (@dannycasalins) April 3, 2015
@NintendoAmerica I know you made 3 of his amiibo— Alex (@GizmoidMedina) April 3, 2015
.@NintendoAmerica I do not know of him as an amiibo. Legend has it they don't actually exist. Source: have never seen one— Scott (@GreatScottLP) April 3, 2015
@NintendoAmerica you’re enjoying this, aren’t you?— Lik Chan (@LikChan) April 3, 2015
@NintendoAmerica NINTENDO ALL I KNOW IS THAT MY FOOT WILL GO UP YALL BUTTS IF YOU DONT SELL ENOUGH AMIIBOS FOR ME TO BUY— Isjina♡ (@princessgamer24) April 3, 2015
Those of you hoping for a Shulk Amiibo, we feel your pain. Fight on, Amiibo hunting brothers and sisters. Fight on.