Information on the availability of some amiibo figures has been somewhat frustrating to peg down. First came a rumour that the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager figures were discontinued. Following that, Nintendo of America Assistant PR Manager David Young reportedly responded that no, none of these figures have been axed.

Now, however, Nintendo has released a statement to both Wired and IGN that does not paint a hopeful picture for those struggling to find some less-prominent figures:

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.

The word "likely" possesses some "wait and see" hope to it, but what this fully means for the fates of certain sought-after amiibo is really anyone's guess now. No further details have been given at this time regarding the choices made for specific models.

Have you had any luck finding the amiibo you desire? Let us know.

[source wired.com, via ign.com]