It's fair to say that the Toys-To-Life party is pretty much over now with Skylanders, Disney Infinity and LEGO Dimensions all seemingly at the end of their natural lives.
You might assume that the same would be the case for Nintendo's amiibo line, but Nintendo's latest financial statements suggest that amiibo sales are going from strength to strength:
We grew amiibo sales compared to the previous fiscal year, with approximately 10.30 million figures sold, while card sales hit approximately 5.80 million units.
This is the amiibo situation from the 2017 financial statement:
Although the release of some new titles offering amiibo functionality restored some momentum, amiibo sales remained limited to 9.1 million units for figure-type and 9.3 million units for card-type. In addition, there were relatively fewer offerings of downloadable content during this period, so digital sales were also down to a large extent on the same period last year.
Predictably, amiibo card sales have reduced as Nintendo really hasn't made any more cards since the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer line. Of course, we have had some seriously tempting amiibo figurines during the last fiscal year, including the Super Mario Odyssey range, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild: The Champions series - and who could forget the lovely squishy Metroid and not-so-squishy Samus figures released to go alongside Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS?
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