Nintendo Support

What do I need to use amiibo?

As long as you have an amiibo, all you need is software that’s compatible with amiibo. When using amiibo on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, no additional accessories are required.

If you wish to use amiibo on your Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS, you will need the NFC Reader/Writer accessory that’s due to be released on October 2nd.