Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Technable0
Nintendo to Host Amiibo-Only Smash Bros. Tournament in Japan
Nintendo will be hosting several Amiibo-only tournaments on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U across Japan. Reported by Game Watch (translated by Siliconera), the tournament will be held at various video game and toy stores in the country from March 14.
Entering the tournament is free, although players will need to bring their own trained Amiibo. All participants will receive a branded folder. The tournaments will be held at the following locations:
- Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda 2F game department (Osaka)
- Toys R Us, Babies R Us Ichikawa shop store entrance (Chiba Prefecture)
- Wonder Goo Moriya shop game department (Ibaraki Prefecture)
Over 5.7 million Amiibo figures have been sold since the toys were launched last year. Nintendo recently revealed that Japanese distributors had initially dubbed Amiibo too big and costly to be successful. The suggested retail price for select Amiibo figures was lowered down to $ 9.99 from $ 12.99 last month. A new wave of figures is expected to be released soon and includes Charizard, Pac-Man, Lucina, and more.