Smash Amiibo Wave 4 figurines are among Nintendo’s bestselling items right now, possibly eclipsing sales of the Wii U. With the release of Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 is taking a back seat on the unfortunately under-selling console.
While other games such as Killer Instinct have relied on DLC characters to fill the roster, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has taken a very different approach that fans seem to love. Instead of just a digital property, you get a figurine that looks good on the shelf and silently cheers you on in your brawls.
Different countries have had different levels of success with various Amiibo Wave 4 figurines, mostly due to cultural differences and some being discontinued. For all but Australia, Link from the Legend of Zelda series is the current bestseller, though the Aussie crowd still has him in their top three.
Could this bestseller among Smash Amiibo Wave 4 figurines be an indication that the world is ready for a new Zelda title, and not just more of Nintendo’s recent HD remakes?
Mario and Pikachu held their ground in the top three everywhere but Japan, where Pikachu lost out to Kirby. It’s no surprise that Mario is among the top three Super Smash Bros. Amiibo sales in every region, practically being Nintendo’s mascot. Pikachu’s popularity is definitely a result of the universal Pokemon fan base.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained the differences in sales among Smash Amiibo Wave 4 figurines.
“This is the regional top sales ranking chart of each Amiibo figure. This does not perfectly represent the popularity or demand for each character because some Amiibo were out-of-stock in some regions, but you can certainly see some regional differences in the sales trends.”
Sadly for figurines like Marth, the Wii Fit Trainer, and the Animal Crossing Villager, they were phased out after the first wave. Others like Luigi and Zelda made the top ten in the U.S. and Australia, but other regions just didn’t like them as much.
What are your favorite Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figurines?