Amazon Announces Limited Amiibo Wave 4 Release Schedule
Due to overwhelming demands and limited quantities for the upcoming release of amiibo Wave 4, Amazon has unveiled a timed release schedule for each figure's availability.
Amazon has announced a change in its plans for the Wave 4 amiibo launch. With tons of collectors and scalpers alike trying to hunt each of these figurines down, Amazon has announced it will do a timed release for each one. This means that each individual figure from amiibo Wave 4 will have their own time frame of availability on the retailer's website. If you want to collect all six amiibo figurines and the three Splatoon figures, you're going to have to wait at your computer for hours in order to score each one.
You can get amiibo Wave 4's figures during the following times:
Pac-Man: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST
Charizard: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Inkling Boy: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Lucina: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Wario: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Inkling Girl: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Silver Mario: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Robin: 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Inkling Boy, Girl, and Squid 3-pack: 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Here's what Amazon's description read for its Wave 4 amiibo launch:
Thank you for your interest in ordering the new amiibo figures from Amazon.com! Quantities of the new characters are extremely limited, so we'd like to ensure that as many customers as possible have the opportunity to get the new figures!
Throughout the afternoon of Friday, May 29, we'll be posting each Wave 4 amiibo figure individually within the following time windows. Each will become available for purchase at a random time during that time frame. Mark your calendars for the following times tomorrow!
We're limiting each amiibo figure to 1 per customer, and we'll be disabling 1-Click Ordering. Additionally, it'd be helpful to make sure you've updated your credit card and shipping information to help you move quickly through the checkout process.
We've seen a tremendous amount of interest for the latest wave of amiibo figures and we're always working with Nintendo to get our hands on more. While we cannot guarantee that every customer who wants an amiibo will be able to purchase one when they become available on May 29th, we are doing our best to make sure customers have an opportunity to purchase their favorite characters!
We thank you for your continued support and loyalty over the years.
~Amazon.com Video Games
Here's what it should say:
"Nintendo knows that its amiibo figures are selling like mad but they're still releasing them in limited quantities, because it takes years for the company to learn its lessons and adjust its marketing strategies to address things that are selling well in the West. This is the best we could do, at least it's not as bad as that Wii U/GameCube controller adapter fiasco. You're probably not going to be able to collect all of the amiibo figures anymore. Thanks to all you scalpers out there and good luck to everyone else."