Nintendo's insanely popular Miitomo game will launch in the U.S. this week

Nintendo's insanely popular Miitomo game will launch in the U.S. this week
It has taken Nintendo a long time to bite the bullet start creating experiences for smartphones. The firm finally dipped its toes into the water with the release of Miitomo earlier this month, which garnered in excess of 100 million users in its first few days alone. Now, the title is being primed for a Stateside roll out, and should be ready for the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store by the end of the week. 

Though 100 million is an impressive user base to have reached in such a short space of time, this isn't to say that Miitomo will be just as popular in the U.S., or indeed other parts of the world. The Japanese market is vehemently loyal to its legendary, home-grown companies like Nintendo and Sony, especially when it comes to gaming. You only have to look at the console battle, where Sony shifts 35 PlayStation 4s for every Xbox One unit sold in Japan, for evidence of this. 

Strictly speaking, Miitomo is not actually a game, rather a social chat platform which allows players to create and customize Mii characters with their own, unique styles. There's something of a gaming element to Miitomo, though, since users can link their Facebook and Twitter accounts and engage in quizzes with their friends. 

Miitomo is slated for release on March 31, and as aforementioned, it will drop for both iOS and Android. Though free to download, it does arrive with some in-app purchases, most of which pertain to decorating and accessorizing the Mii avatar. 

Are you looking forward to Miitomo? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments. 

source: Android Central via N4G

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8 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Pokemon Revolution and Pokemon GO FTW!

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Does everyone still remember Yahoo Messenger's Avatars? yep Good Times

3. Shocky unregistered

It's not a game.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I'm looking forward to this, I hope the app delivers well.

5. cytyler

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Does PA even read comments or they are confident in Japanese ? Its 1million user not 100million. Jezzz

6. Subie

Posts: 2366; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, I remember someone correcting them on that number as well. Clearly they didn't read that post, and probably will ignore your's as well.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Still playing Metroid Prime Corruption on my Wii U. Love using the wii remote and nunchuck. I think its the best way to play FPS outside of mouse and keyboard. I suck using the gamepad for FPS.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Mario bros FTW

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