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

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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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posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:19

1. Settings (Posts: 2330; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Pokemon Revolution and Pokemon GO FTW!

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:26

2. legiloca (Posts: 1460; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

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

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:40 1

3. Shocky (unregistered)

It's not a game.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:43

4. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

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

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 10:15 1

5. cytyler (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)

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

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 16:41

6. Subie (Posts: 1337; Member since: 01 Aug 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.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 20:51

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 01:23

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Mario bros FTW

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