Probably the oddest news of the day that might actually sell really well, news is going around that the version of NBA 2K18 for Nintendo Switch may be getting amiibos. According to Nintendo’s Japanese website, the game will come with amiibo support for the Nintendo Switch version, which mean not seem like a big deal for Nintendo until you look over the product list and see that not every game automatically has amiibo support from Nintendo.
So why are we making this a bigger deal than it sounds? While amiibo collections are pretty intense on their own, having versions tied to an NBA game with NBA licensing could be a major deal. Way back in the ’80s, the NBA used to sell action figures as part of a deal with a company called Starting Lineup that sold extremely well. They weren’t all that impressive, it was the same as buying a G.I. Joe figure at the time, but sports fans went after them like crazy.
Now picture that same fanatic love and appreciation of NBA players made into amiibos tied into NBA 2K18. If they even sell a single amiibo for every copy of the game that sold last year, that’s a license to print money. What kind of bonuses you’d get would be interesting to see as well, since everything is unlockable in career mode, what can you add to an amiibo to enhance the game?
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