Amiibo functionalities poll (thesis research)

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Are you happy with the amiibo functionalities in the current offering of amiibo

  1. Yes

    28.0%
  2. No

    60.0%
  3. Other (please specify below)

    12.0%
  1. benno300
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    Dear all!

    After I was very friendly welcomed to ask questions here to help me with my thesis I decided to start off with this question about amiibo. The main aim is to see what Nintendo can improve on its current offering and I would therefore greatly appreciate it if everyone could answer on the poll and optionally explain his/her choice below. I personally think it is very interesting to see how amiibo could be further developed and what the people with real knowledge about video games think about how these products can be improved or made more attractive to use. You guys will be part of this very important phase of my career! I would like to thank you all in advance for your help, I am very excited!

    Benno
     
  2. Veho

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    Please don't bump threads, people will vote when they get the chance.


    Come on, people :angry:
     
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  3. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Personally, I'm happy with what Amiibos offer for now (if by Amiibo, you mean the figures, not the cards).
    I buy Amiibos because I like the character they represent, not because I want an in-game bonus. If I get some bonuses in some games, that's cool, but I won't buy them just for that.
     
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  4. benno300
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    I am sorry, I will not do it again. I was just hoping to present some first results soon. Again, thank you for this opportunity.

    @TheKawaiiDesu Do you think there is any possibility that future technologies will make amiibo more attractive to you not just as collectibles but also as a product with in game value?
     
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  5. DinohScene

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    I got 2 Amiibos atm, Pit n Dark Pit.
    One out of the blister and one still in the blister.

    I don't plan on ever using them anyway ;'D
     
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  6. TheKawaiiDesu

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    @benno300 To be honest, I don't really know.
    For me, Amiibos shouldn't have too much in game value: I don't really like the way they implemented it in Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing Amiibo festival, because you need them (all), otherwise you're not getting the full game. And the fact they are physical doesn't help: if you live in the middle of nowhere (like me :P ), or if you need a rare one, it'll be hard to get not just the Amiibo, but the full game. For me, the game that has the best balanced Amiibo bonuses is Splatoon; you get a few bonus stages, a bit of "collector" content, but nothing major, and the game is totally enjoyable without them.
    So as they are right now, I don't think I will ever buy them just for the in-game content, but if future technologies (VR? 3D printing?) makes them (or their future forms) easier to get, then maybe.
     
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    I see, thank you very much for your input! I really appreciate it.
     
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  8. Veho

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    The fact they are (nicely detailed) gaming-themed figurines is all the functionality I need from them.
     
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    I don't think I'll ever purchase one. They just don't do enough for me.
     
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    they should have more AI stuff, like depending if they have cold the guy can slide in games, or if they have heat they can shrine other parts, or a wireless card so you can connect the thing to a router and use an interface program to talk to him (like befriend him through those silly facebook-like games) and makes them happier, a la pokemon white/black wifi stuff, or even add them streetpass functionality , imagine how many streetpass (cash nintendo would print) if those things could have streetpass on its own
     
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    They don't really offer much bonus content in games. This is both a good and a bad thing.
    It's a good thing in that you don't feel pressured into buying Amiibos to get the most out of your games.
    However, if you actually buy Amiibos you might be disappointed at how little extra content they give you.
    Overall, I wish they offered more bonus content with Amiibos, and give them value as a way to unlock DLC even for those who are not interested in collecting them as figurines. Plus, more content in games is always good. At the same time I don't want half the game locked behind an Amiibo paywall like Mario Party 10 does.

    That being said I'm not a big fan of Amiibos but I would buy a few if they actually unlocked a decent amount of content combined across all the popular games and every Amiibo was compatible with every game that makes use of the feature (with some exceptions, like it wouldn't make sense for a Mario amiibo to be compatible with TPHD)
     
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  12. MajinCubyan

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    I'm pretty satisfied with it for the most part. I wish it had a way to store more than one profile on the amiibo. I think they are cool and nice to look at but I really don't want to have multiple of the same ones everywhere. I gotta a few different games that I use my amiibos for.

    I ended up getting an amiiqo and thats pretty helpful for making backups of my profiles.
     
  13. benno300
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    Amazing responses with a lot of useful information, thank you all so much for answering!
     
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    Glad to help! :D
     
  15. petethepug

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    Do you like work at Nintendo or something? You asked a similar question on here but related to Nintendos new Mobile system moving in,

    Anyways not trying to be rude but whatever your working on may be leading somewhere for Nintendos success being driven so I will start how I feel Amiibo is like.

    I wasn't to excited when Amiibo had first released. Granite I was amazed by some Youtubers using Amiibos, but after away I didin't really see a point unless you wanted cosmetic changes to your character in a game for a Vanilla Wii U, or stats changes on Smash Bros Brawl

    And the fact some are being sold for about $9.99 USD, $59.99 USD on EBay is just crazy. Just seeing the first list I was really really surprised how much these were worth...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ami...ved=0ahUKEwjalKOHic3MAhWBeyYKHYzhAckQ_AUIBygC

    Unless you were extremely rich, or had a lot of money lying around your home. I doubt anyone would want these. Nintendo try's to provide nice services, and they do. But I don't want to pay $15 USD just to buy a Wii U Fit Trainner for Super Smash Bros Brawl. When I eventually buy the game to recieve benifits.

    "Hey guys maybe we will make more sells if we make a figurine for Super smash bros Brawl, and price things really high. That way we can prepare for the Nintendo NX."


    I actually had a lot of hope that these would be really good, cheap items that are about $3.00 - $9.99 somewhere around that. But until today I was shocked seeing how much they were...


    Not everyone is rich Nintendo, and the only reason I see the Amiibo's highly priced is becuase they are very highly detailed. Take Donkey Kong for instance. It costs $20.00 USD to buy one...

    https://www.google.com/search?clien....1c.1.64.mobile-gws-serp..1.4.351.yY2Xq5QUwBk
     
  16. benno300
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    Thank you for answering @petethepug, I am not really working at Nintendo but I am doing my thesis in cooperation with Nintendo of Europe. I am not too sure if all my recommendations will be taken into account but I am doing my best to include all the opinions here! :)
     
  17. petethepug

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    Oh cool.
    Well um glad I could help? :lol:
     
  18. Dorimori

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    Nope. All they do is sit on my shelf, only useful in Smash.