Nintendo Switch's Amiibo Support Confirmed

October 21, 2016

Nintendo finally announced its new console yesterday, the Nintendo Switch. The three minute plus announcement trailer dished out a hearty bit of information, but also left gamers with scads of questions. One of those questions, was whether or not the console has Amiibo support. It was always a safe bet to assume it would, but we now have official confirmation it does — good news for my 4 pre-ordered Waluigi Amiibos.

The official word comes from GameSpot who was told the following from Nintendo:

“Absolutely. If a Nintendo Switch game supports Amiibo, then the Nintendo Switch home gaming system will as well.”

Again, this comes as no surprise: Amiibos did appear alongside the console briefly in the debut trailer, and have been a huge success for Nintendo.


The Nintendo Switch is set to release sometime in March 2017.

Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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