Two months ago, North American western coast port strikes affected many amiibo stock, leading to numerous stock shortages in not only North America, but select regions of Europe as well. Many amiibo became rare, such as Rosalina and Luma and Marth. Luckily, these strikes were resolved, and the amiibo situation was resolved.
However, it emerged that there were three store specific amiibo in North America – Greninja for Toys ‘R’ Us, Jigglypuff for Target, and the elusive Ness amiibo for Gamestop. Unfortunately, the Greninja stock sold out in thirty minutes. Jigglypuff was impossible to pre-order from Target. Even worse, though, was that the Ness amiibo literally brought North American branches of GameStop to their knees. They couldn’t satisfy customer demand as their in-store register, without warning, stopped working. Their website shut down, so they couldn’t be ordered from there. It was a complete disaster.