GameStop Struggling To Handle The Amiibo Craze

GameStop Struggling To Handle The Amiibo Craze (UPDATED)

If you wanted to buy the new waves of amiibos at GameStop in real-life or online, that doesn't seem to be possible right now. Its website is down and in-store registers aren't working.

Pre-orders for the new amiibos began today at GameStop, Target, and other retailers. Reservations started at 3pm EST for Ness, Robin, Charizard, Pac-Man, Lucina, Wario, Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl and the Splatoon pack.

Ness is available exclusively at GameStop, and they're also selling bundles of the new figures.

UPDATE (3.50pm): I'm told GameStop will be rebooting its website soon to try and get a handle on the influx of traffic, and some stores have started ringing people up. Stay tuned!

GameStop Struggling To Handle The Amiibo Craze (UPDATED)

For a while, GameStop's site wasn't working it all. Right now, it's displaying this:

GameStop Struggling To Handle The Amiibo Craze (UPDATED)

People are losing it, obviously.

GameStop Struggling To Handle The Amiibo Craze (UPDATED)

People aren't fairing any better in the stores either.

I've contacted GameStop to get a status update on their technical difficulties, but I haven't heard back yet.


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    Fuck Nintendo (and I don't like amiibo anyway... well, I'd probably buy a Tharja amiibo)

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