Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards Will Continue Being Restocked, Nintendo Confirms

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It’s been pretty difficult for Animal Crossing fans to get their hands on new Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards ever since Animal Crossing: New Horizons released last month, but there may be some good news on the way.

According to a report from the Japanese site GAME Watch, a Nintendo representative confirmed to them that future restocks of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be continue to be shipped and sold in the future.

A couple months ago back in February, we saw a restock of Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, and the Welcome Amiibo series on the My Nintendo Store in Japan, so it’s likely these five series will continue to be included in any future restocks.

Unfortunately, the Sanrio Collaboration set wasn’t included in those past restocks and haven’t seen a release since the initial launch back in 2016. That’s a real shame given that the cards are compatible with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and you can get some special posters using the cards — check out our Sanrio Amiibo Cards guide here.

Of course, this news does come from a Japanese publication that likely spoke to a Japanese Nintendo representative, so these future restocks can only be considered confirmed for Japan at this time. That being said, the cards are almost certainly produced in the same location for all regions and there’s clearly demand everywhere, so we’d expect stocks to come worldwide soon enough.

As recently as a few weeks ago, some series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards were actually available from the Official Nintendo UK Store, but even those supplies seem to have dried up since.

And in the North America, the supply of these amiibo cards have been pretty dire lately, with prices reaching as high as $25 per pack of six cards on Amazon.com as of writing this article.

We’re also wondering whether any brand new series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards could be released in the future, seeing as eight new villagers have been introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Currently, there’s no legitimate way to easily get these villagers without trading since amiibo cards don’t exist for them yet.

Given how popular some of the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers like Raymond, Judy, Dom, and Audie have proven so far, even being sold on eBay for as much as $50, producing a new series of amiibo cards for them would surely be an easy win for Nintendo. Plus, new special characters like Flick and C.J. could be added to a future series as well.

Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on Animal Crossing amiibo cards and whether you’d like to see future restocks. Have you given in to purchasing any of the overpriced options available online right now, or do you not care about amiibo at all? (via Japanese Nintendo)

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Eliana

Oh man, wow I hope the prices go down!

Fuzi

If nintendo wants our money, they better act fast! I am already seeing HACKED villagers being sold on ebay

Phyllis

I hope they do re-release the older ones and the brand new ones. I refuse to pay high prices for the ones being sold on eBay. I also refuse to buy the hacked homemade cards. So, I only have a few of the older cards I purchased a long time ago. I would like the opportunity to purchase more legitimate cards at reasonable prices. The only way for that to happen is for Nintendo to re-release them. I didn’t get lucky enough to get one of the new villagers on my island. So I hope the new ones are released… Read more »

Andrew Rabon

I scored Hopper for $8 off Ebay, that’s the only one I cared about lol. <3

Andrew Rabon

“And in the North America, the supply of these amiibo cards have been pretty dire lately, with prices reaching as high as $25 per pack of six cards on Amazon.com as of writing this article.”

Also Yu-Gi-Oh laughs at these “dire” prices.