Rookie1 wrote:What I find supper hilarious are people that complain about how bad the DLC is, but then buy every Amiibo at $15 a pop. Its the same thing, but people justify it because you get a little mcdonalds toy to put on your shelf. I will admit, I purchased 3 Amiibos. 2 pixelated Marios and a Pixelated Link. They were on clearance for $5 at Wal-Mart. They look cool, and I am ok with getting 3 for the price of 1.
I like how the Amiibos look on a shelf in the game room but I agree that the idea of locking DLC behind them is BS. I used to complain about COD raising the prices of DLC packs from $10 to $15 and higher but Nintendo has put DLC for Zelda behind $150 worth of Amiibos, talk about greedy! The part that really sucks about that is the same old scalper story with everything Nintendo makes, certain Amiibos that are out of print, such as the Shiek amiibo go for at least $80 used and the scumbag scalpers know they'll get it because the Zelda nuts playing BOTW have to have it. It's ridiculous. Nintendo could make more of those amiibos, knowing they would be useful for BOTW, they could've ramped up production before the game released, but in their typical manufacturing ineptitude they just don't give a crap, they don't think things all of the way through.
It's because of Nintendo's stupid business practices that I smile when people come out with NFC cheat devices that allow them to essentially pirate 100+ Amiibo codes with a $50 NFC tag or phone app or however people are getting around the Amiibo paywall now. If Nintendo would make all of the Amiibos plentiful and readily available for MSRP it would be a different story but when they lock content behind a physical toy with no other way to pay them to unlock it and they are perfectly content with letting scalpers charge $90 for a $13 toy that they refuse to stock inventory on then I say to the masses "pirate away!" It is 100% Nintendo's fault that this kind of Amiibo piracy is happening in the first place.