Most of them went to North America.
Nintendo has shipped 10.5 million amiibos globally, the company has confirmed in its investors meeting.
According to the slides released, most of these have gone to North America. The breakdown:
66% to North America
20% to Europe
11% to Japan
3% to Australia
According to a rough translation, Nintendo President Iwata apologized for the scarcity of some figures. However, because “figures take a long time to manufacture… shelf is also finite” Iwata said he couldn’t promise when the issue would be resolved.
Earlier on in the month, Nintendo had promised it was doing all it can to resolve the shortage.
“We’re trying to meet the demands of our fans and consumers by increasing the amount of amiibo we manufacture and ship to retail. We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening”.
Yesterday, Nintendo revealed that it had posted its first annual profit since 2011.
Lucy O’Brien is Entertainment Editor at IGN’s AU office. Follow her ramblings on Twitter.