Multiple 'Super Mario' series amiibo seeing reprints in Japan

A regular Mario party!

The amiibo reprints keep coming hard and fast. On Nov. 28th, 2019 in Japan, the Super Mario series Mario amiibo, Super Mario series Toad amiibo, Super Smash Bros. series Luigi amiibo, and Super Smash Bros. series Bowser amiibo will get a reprint and re-release. No word on a similar reprint in NA/EU.

Amiibo for 'Dark Samus' and 'Richter Belmont' revealed, releasing January 17th, 2020

Two new Amiibo coming next January

Alongside Sakurai showing off the previously announced Simon Belmont, Incineroar, & Chrom Amiibo (releasing November 15th), Nintendo took to Twitter to reveal two more upcoming Amiibo. Dark Samus and Richter Belmont will be hitting store shelves on January 17th, 2020. Collectors are sure to be happy with these detailed looking figures! Check out the box-art for the Amiibo below.

Super Mario Odyssey 'wedding' amiibo seeing a restock in Japan

amiibo a go-go

Just like here in the states, the Super Mario Odyssey 'wedding' amiibo are getting a stock replenishment in Japan. All three amiibo in the line are set to launch on Nov. 22nd, 2019, and it appears they'll be sold individually, rather than in the 3-pack that came out when these amiibo originally launched.

Super Mario Odyssey 'wedding' amiibo look set for a reprint

Dearly beloved amiibo

If Best Buy's listings are to be believed, it appears that the series of Super Mario Odyssey 'wedding' amiibo are going to get a reprint next month. The retailer currently has listings for the Mario, Peach, and Bowser wedding amiibo up for preorder, all of which are slated for a Nov. 22nd, 2019 release. Hopefully Nintendo makes an official announcement soon.

Get a closer look at the Simon Belmont amiibo

Looking good, Simon

Simon Belmont is getting the amiibo treatment, and you can get a real good look at the design in the video above. Even though I don't play as Simon in Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's no way I'm passing this amiibo up.

Sept. 2019 NPD - Top 20 software overall, plus supplemental sales data (Switch #1 hardware again)

Switch keeps pulling off big numbers

The Sept. 2019 sales data for the United States has come in, and Switch once again takes the top hardware spot. Check out the full rundown of the month's numbers below.

Top 20 software for Sept. 2019

1. NBA 2K20
2. Borderlands 3
3. FIFA 20
4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
5. Madden NFL 20
6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
7. Gears 5^
8. Code Vein
9. NHL 20
10. Mario Kart 8*
11. Minecraft#
12. Grand Theft Auto V
13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
14. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
15. Red Dead Redemption II
16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
17. Plants vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville
18. Marvel’s Spider-Man
19. Catherine
20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

The 10 best-selling games of 2019 so far

1. NBA 2K20
2. Mortal Kombat 11
3. Borderlands 3
4. Madden NFL 20
5. Kingdom Hearts III
6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
7. Anthem
8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
9. Resident Evil 2 2019
10. Grand Theft Auto V

The 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

1. Red Dead Redemption II
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
4. NBA 2K20
5. Mortal Kombat 11
6. Borderlands 3
7. Madden NFL 20
8. NBA 2K19
9. Battlefield V
10. Kingdom Hearts III

Nintendo Switch

1. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
2. Mario Kart 8*
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
4. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
6. Super Mario Maker 2*
7. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age*
8. Astral Chain*
9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
10. Super Mario Party*

Nintendo 3DS

1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*
2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*
3. Super Mario Maker*
4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*
5. Mario Kart 7*
6. Super Mario 3D Land*
7. Super Smash Bros.*
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D*
9. Minecraft*
10. Luigi’s Mansion*

Various tidbits

- spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $1.278 billion, down 8%
- year-to-date spending across tracked video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards fell 6% to $8.3 billion
- dollar sales of tracked video game software declined 4% in September versus a year ago, to $732 million
- growth in Switch and Xbox One software sales could not offset declines on PlayStation 4
- year-to-date dollar sales of tracked video game software are flat at $3.9 billion
- gains in sales of Nintendo Switch software have been offset by declines across all other platforms
- NBA 2K20 debuts as the best-selling game of September 2019, and becomes the best-selling game of 2019 year-to-date
- NBA 2K20 launch-month sales were the highest for any sports game in history
- Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019
- hardware spending in September 2019 fell 22 percent when compared to a year ago, to $240 million
- year-to-date hardware spending has declined 21 percent versus year ago, to $1.9 billion
- Switch is the only platform with sales gains both in September as well as year-to-date
- total September 2019 spending on accessories and game cards fell 7 percent when compared to a year ago, to $306 million
- year-to-date sales of accessories and game cards have fallen 2 percent when compared to a year ago, to $2.6 billion
- interactive-gaming-toy dollar sales jumped more than eight times when compared to September 2018
- this was driven by growth of Smash Bros. Series 1 Amiibo and Link’s Awakening Series 1 Amiibo

Nintendo offers a free Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo holder

A fun free decoration!

Looking for something special to plop your Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo into? Nintendo is offering a special amiibo caddy on their website completely for free! All you need to do is download the guide, print it out, and put it together! You can get everything you need here.

Get another look at the Simon Belmont, Incineroar, & Chrom amiibo

We take a close-up look at the Incineroar, Simon Belmont, and Chrom amiibo coming for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Firstlook Festival!

Take another look at the Chrom amiibo

We're not done yet!

Prince of the Halidom of Ylisse, Chrom is a descendant of the Hero-King Marth. He leads a militia force called the Shepherds that protects Ylisse. Though he can be reckless during training, he can always be counted on in the heat of battle.

The Chrom amiibo is set to launch on Nov. 15th, 2019.

Overwatch: Legendary Edition will not include amiibo support

amiibo a no-go

Overwatch: Legendary Edition is coming to Switch in less than two weeks, and it's going to offer all sorts of motion control options for players to fiddle with. It's always nice to see a game utilize the special features of the Switch, and motion controls will certainly be welcome by many. Can we expect Overwatch to also take advantage of the Switch's NFC abilities with amiibo support? Blizzard has unfortunately confirmed that that will not be the case.


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