Nintendo has revealed the general price of the Amiibo figures that will be coming out this year with the release of the Super Smash Bros. game for the Wii U. Nintendo has said that the figurines will be in the price range of the Skylanders and Disney Infinity ones, so that would place it between ten dollars (Skylanders) and fifteen (Disney).

President of the American division of Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aime commented to the Seattle Times his thoughts on the Amiibo figurines:

“We certainly hope [that Amiibo can match the sales of Skylanders]. There’s three things that we see that make this different, hopefully stronger than the current propositions.

“First, that it’s Nintendo IP. Secondly, the ability for these to work across multiple games. We think that’s going to be a huge driver – having these figures work with Mario Kart 8, work with Mario Party, work with Yoshi’s Wooly World. We think that’s a huge step forward for this space.

“The third aspect is that we do believe our Amiibo figures are going to have a wider demographic footprint. We think we’re going to have much stronger girl appeal. We think we’re going to have strong young adult play because of the collectability. For those three reasons we’ve got the potential to be bigger than what’s been out in the space so far.”

Amiibo will be coming out this year for the Wii U and then will follow with compatibility for the 3DS next year.


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