While many people were excited about the coyly announced Amazon amiibo surprise (hinted at over the weekend), Amazon has chosen to delay the news to tomorrow (Tuesday, July 14th) because of the untimely death of Satoru Iwata. News comes by way of official Reddit Amazon representative, /u/AmazonJosh who posted the following:
Hey everyone. I know how excited you are for what we have in store, but my team just had a discussion, and out of respect for Satoru Iwata, we’re going to be delaying our announcement by one day. Iwata was a visionary that had a near-immeasurable impact on the industry as a whole, and we didn’t want to simply ignore that and push forward without acknowledging. RIP Satoru Iwata.
This tasteful move falls in line with Nintendo’s current policy, forgoing any social media posts in remembrance of industry titan who sadly passed. For many who don’t remember, Iwata was the person at Nintendo who first conceived of amiibo and placed the idea in motion.