What are Amiibo and How Do They Work?
Amiibo are collectible, interactive figurines and cards that have a chip inside of them in order to work with your Nintendo console and games. When you tap an Amiibo while playing on a compatible console (Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS or Wii U), you’ll discover some cool new features. The features and effects of Amiibo depend on the game you’re playing but it could be character customizations, new game modes or weapons!
Still unsure how Amiibo works? Check out the explainer video below to see Amiibo in action with some example gameplay.
What Can Amiibo do?
There are a whole bunch of popular Amiibo compatible games Splatoon, Mario Kart and Zelda. There are many others, so if you would like to find out more about Amiibo and Ammibo compatible games, check out the Nintendo website.
Amiibo Works With Compatible Games on:
- Wii U
- New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL
- Nintendo 3DS and 2DS + NFC Reader/Writer
- Nintendo Switch
Amiibo Black Friday & Cyber Monday Discounts
There is a fair amount of hype around the Amiibo figures, and we’re expecting that hype to continue off the back of Nintendo Switch. We should all know by now how much Black Friday shoppers love collectibles so you might need to shop around if you’re looking for a rare Amiibo figure. We’ll be monitoring the price and will list any Amiibo Black Friday discounts we find on this page.