Popular North American retailer Walmart has apparently rebranded their dedicated Wii U section under the umbrella, Nintendo. This move has probably been done to free up store shelf space and will now include both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles along with the immensely popular amiibo figures. Whether this is store specific remains to be seen, but it seems possible that this will be a nationwide roll-out.
Good news for those of you who live near a Walmart as Nintendo has today confirmed that they will be holding a Super Mario Maker demo event. The event will take place on Saturday, September 12th at select Walmart stores from 1pm – 4pm (local time). It is the perfect opportunity to test out the game as you will be able to play and create levels and I would assume there would be a Nintendo representative at hand to show you the ropes. You can check to see if your store is participating, right here.
US retailer Walmart now has various Splatoon Amiibo packs available for pre-order. Due to arrive on May 29 alongside Nintendo’s upcoming colourful shooter for Wii U, Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and a special triple pack featuring an Inkling Squid can now be pre-ordered on Walmart’s official website. But given how quickly amiibo sell, make sure you place your order as soon as possible for guaranteed delivery by ordering at the links above. Both inklings can be purchased for $12.99, while the triple pack comes in at $34.99.
As has been the case since their release, grabbing select amiibo can be particularly difficult. Yesterday, four figures from Wave 5 were available for a short period of time on the Nintendo UK store including Dark Pit, Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus and Palutena. Let us know if you’re considering purchasing the various Splatoon amiibo in the comments below.
You may have seen that earlier today we mentioned that the Gold Mario amiibo has been delayed. The news was sent out via email to Walmart customers who had pre-ordered the figure which went from a March 20th release date to April 8th and the 16th. Thankfully it turns out that the email sent out was incorrect and the item will be shipping on time. Good news for those of you who pre-ordered.
There’s no trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario Amiibo fans will still see Gold on March 20, 2015. Walmart.com pre-order customers may have seen an incorrect availability date in their account, and we’re in the process of correcting that order information to assure fans that there are no delays.
Oh dear! It now seems that Walmart is delaying some people’s pre-orders of the limited edition Gold Mario amiibo. We already know that the retailer has said that additional stock is rather scarce, but we didn’t know that some of your pre-orders are being delayed. The Gold Mario amiibo is due to be released on March 20th, but some people have received an email from Walmart saying that they won’t get theirs until April 13th.
Thank you for your Walmart.com preorder. The release date of the item(s) listed below has been delayed. The revised arrival date is shown below.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that Walmart does not control this release date, which is set by the manufacturer.
Everyone wants to get their hands on the limited edition Gold Mario amiibo which is exclusive in the United States to retail chain Walmart. The company has put up a notice at one of its stores stating that the Gold Mario amiibo will be in extremely short supply. The store that’s photographed says they will only get 4-6 extra figures for those who haven’t pre-ordered. So if you haven’t secured one then you will certainly need to lineup quite early to nab one.
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Nintendo of America has reassured amiibo collectors that they will still be able to pick up the Gold Mario amiibo at Walmart stores on launch day, which is March 20th. The Gold Mario amiibo pre-orders sold out within fifteen minutes which left many fans feeling a little frustrated. However, Nintendo says there will be more stock on launch day, so be sure to queue up early if you want one.