Talking Point: In 2023, Do You Still Care About amiibo?

Or are you amiibored?

Nintendo’s amiibo line has been going for over eight years now. Originally launched back on November 21st, 2014 in North America alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the toys-to-life figurine series has maintained relatively steady interest while competitors like Disney Infinity and Skylanders have completely fallen by the wayside. It’s a phenomenon that really only Nintendo could successfully pull off for so long.

As we look ahead to 2023 and begin to ponder the prospect of a Switch successor, however, we do admittedly find ourselves thinking about what role amiibo will play in Nintendo’s future. Indeed, once Nintendo is completely done with the Super Smash Bros. line-up (with Sephiroth and Kazuya now available, that leaves just Pyra, Mythra, and Sora), one can’t help but wonder whether that will signal the end for these NFC figures.

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