Nintendo's First Android app Miitomo Comes to Japan


“Miitomo” isn’t a videogame with iconic characters such as Mario but a social tool with familiar features, such as the option to post comments and add graphics to photos. Users can “heart” each other’s posts, like with other social networks.

In Miitomo, people create cartoon avatars called Miis — a concept Nintendo first introduced with the Wii console in 2006 — and customize their hair styles, outfits and more. Some enhancements cost real money, one way Nintendo initially plans to generate revenue through the app. Nintendo plans to launch the app in other markets, including the U.S., but hasn’t announced timing.

When Miitomo was first announced in October 2015, investors reacted poorly, sending Nintendo’s shares down 9%. While the company is late to the mobile-gaming market, that market is still growing. Mobile games are expected to climb 37% over the next four years and reach $48 billion in annual revenue by 2020, according to Digi-Capital, a mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm.
Nintendo's First Android app Miitomo Comes to Japan Nintendo's First Android app Miitomo Comes to Japan Reviewed by Health360 on Friday, March 18, 2016 Rating: 5

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