Today has been a bevy of amiibo news — however a reliable source to amiibo news (via Nintendo Inquirer) claims that each Best Buy in North America will have over a hundred Dark Pits. We know what you are thinking: “big claims require big evidence.” Lo and behold, the smoking gun:
The picture, which appears to be taken from a Best Buy terminal, shows 9000 amiibo are on hand within California. Meanwhile, there are only 85 (maximum) Best Buy locations within California. Doing the math, that means each Best Buy would be holding 105.88 Dark Pits (see, math is useful in the real world). There are still questions left unanswered — if this applies to California, can we expect the same amount of support across the market? That remains to be seen. However, remember you can grab the Dark Pit amiibo in the United States on July 31, only in stores.
Nintendo of America feels the full brunt of the over-commercialized exclusivity deals surrounding amiibo — with the closures of Target, Canada has been able to sidestep some of the worst of the exclusivity deals. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case with Dark Pit amiibo. According to Reward Zone’s Gamers Club Twitter account, Dark Pit will be Best buy exclusive (released July 31) in Canada with no option of pre-ordering. While this is not explicitly stated, there has not yet been any pre-order pages or news from any other retailer, with only two weeks until launch — our deductive reasoning says other retailers likely would have announced availability by now. On the bright side, there will be online stock available the day of, in limited supplies. This mirrors the US Dark Pit launch, which will be happening July 31st.
According to a reliable source from NintendoInquisitor, the Palutena amiibo (supposedly) due July 31st will not be retailer exclusive. While the other Kid Icarus collectible, Dark Pit, will be coming exclusively to Best Buy, Palutena may be heading to all major retailers. It seems if you are an amiibo collector, the next mini-wave will be a lot easier to obtain during launch.
Fancy getting a good deal this Sunday? Well, US retailer Best Buy currently has Code Name STEAM and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for sale. If you are after Code Name STEAM then you can pick it up for $24.99. If you’re uncertain about the game then you may want to read our review, here. There’s also the engrossing Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New Nintendo 3DS on sale at $29.99.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting the Splatoon Wii U bundle, then now would be a good time as they are on sale at Best Buy for $274.99, which is amazing compared to some prices. Get the special edition bundle, which contains a black 32GB Wii U console with a Splatoon and Nintendo Land game, but you better be quick!
Following a new website for Best Buy’s Nintendo Access E3 preview for Mario Maker, GameXplain published a video with an in-depth look into the seven-button promotional pre-order bonus. What they found in the video below is that Bowser, Bowser Jr., and Bowser’s infamous clown car may be making an appearance in the game.
Mario Maker is a Wii U exclusive coming September 2015 in the US.
Valid only for today, Watch Dogs is the cheapest it’s ever been at Best Buy at $13 for the Wii U. It originally launched November last year and maybe didn’t do overly well, but if you wanted to try it out without breaking the bank too much then here’s you’re chance! You can order it from Best Buy now, but remember it’s today only.