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Animal Crossing amiibo just $5 at Walmart in Canada

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

Okay so the Animal Crossing amiibo haven’t been a huge success when it comes to the rest of Nintendo’s figures. Part of that is likely due to the lackluster reception of last year’s Animal Crossing amiibo Festival and the resulting over-saturation and under-selling of the figures.

But if you haven’t completed your collection of amiibo of the Animal Crossing nature, and you live in Canada, now is your time.

Walmart Canada is now selling Animal Crossing amiibo for just $5.00! There are only a small selection of the amiibo available on the Walmart website, but if you’ve been to a brick-and-mortar store recently then you know there are lots of finds to be had. It’s unclear if the Village amiibo is included in this sale as, while it is an Animal Crossing character, it’s from the Super Smash Bros. line. It’s also assumed that the three packs of amiibo (

Below is a checklist of the available Animal Crossing amiibo so help you complete your collection. The sale runs through January 4th, 2017.

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Sweet Animal Crossing Deals in Canada this week

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Jason Nason

If you’re an Animal Crossing fan and don’t already have all of the games and amiibo this might just be your week. Several Canadian retailers have select Animal Crossing amiibo, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on for some pretty awesome deals!

And when I saw awesome, I mean it. Some of the deals include 50% off the three-pack amiibo sets, buy one amiibo get one free. There is also a deal for 50% off Animal Crossing amiibo festival, and EB Games has a free amiibo with purchase of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

Among the participating retailers are Toys’R’Us, Best Buy, EB Games, and Amazon.ca.

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More Animal Crossing Cards and Isabelle amiibo coming in June

Posted on March 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

The third series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards are just around the corner in North America and Nintendo has announced the date for the fourth series of cards.

During the latest Nintndo Direct it was announced that the fourth series of cards would be released in North America in June. This will bring the series up to 400 cards.

Also Isabelle would be released as a stand alone figure. Previously Isabelle was only available as part of the Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival bundle. The amiibo for Isabelle is actually slightly different, with Isabelle sporting a summer outfit.

The third series of cards comes out in a few weeks, and I’ve barely scratched the surface on the second series.

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Third Wave of Animal Crossing and more amiibo Coming in March

Posted on January 22, 2016 by Jason Nason

On March 18th, new amiibo figures in the Animal Crossing series will launch in stores, including characters like Timmy & Tommy, Kapp’n and Rover.

The Digby amiibo, which was only available packaged with Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, will also be made available as a stand-alone amiibo.

The next series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards also launches in March, bringing the grand total of available amiibo cards to be used in games like Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival for Wii U and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS to a whopping 300.

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Isabelle & Digby’s New Home Trailer

Posted on November 1, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Where should Isabelle and Digby place the furniture in their home? In this brand new trailer Isabelle’s pet dogs guide us through process of deciding where to place their brand new furniture. Towards the end of the trailer there’s even a special appearance from a long-time animal crossing resident!

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer allows 3DS owners to work for Nook’s Homes and help the residents of their town design houses for their fellow villagers.  Players are able to use the 3DS’ touch screen to manipulate floor plans and plan their home’s lay-out with precision.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was released in Japan on July 30th of this year and was released in North America on September 25th alongside the smaller New Nintendo 3DS.

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Source: Nintendo YouTube


Super Mario Maker Drives Wii U Sales Up 110% For September!

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

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Sales of Nintendo’s current generation platform, the Wii U increased an impressive 110% when compared with August 2015. Nintendo attributes this absolutely impressive uptick in sales to the release of Super Mario Maker which has moved over 500,000 units in the U.S.A since launching on September 11th.

To quote Nintendo’s press-release, since they put it best:

Perhaps the biggest impact however has been on hardware sales. For the full month of September, sales of Wii U hardware in the United States increased by nearly 110 percent over sales in August. Software sells hardware and no one sells hardware like Mario.

Super Mario Maker sales data weren’t the only numbers included in Nintendo’s latest release. We also got some numbers for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer which solved over 115,000 units in its first week of release.

Don’t forget that if you haven’t picked up Happy Home Designer it is also part of a special bundle with the smaller New Nintendo 3DS and an exclusive Isabelle faceplate!


Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Coming To North America!

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The smaller version of the New Nintendo 3DS is finally making its way to North America according to a Nintendo press release released after the first day of the GameStop Expo. Fans of the big N’s hardware have been eagerly awaiting the North American release of the smaller N3DS as Japan and other territories have had access to it for some time.

A smaller sized N3DS, a digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and two additional faceplates will be available in a exclusive bundle that will be priced at $219.99 USD (Aprox $289.99 CDN) with a release date of September 25th! No word yet if a standalone version of the smaller N3DS will be available or its pricing minus the packed in goodies.

New features included in the New Nintendo 3DS line include: Two additional shoulder buttons, a second analog nub, a faster processor, enhanced 3D mode via camera face tracking and swappable face plates on the smaller model.

Source: Nintendo [Via Kotaku]



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