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Miitomo Heads West This Thursday

by Donald Theriault - March 29, 2016, 5:16 am PDT
Total comments: 36 Source: Nintendo

Barely sneaking in under the self-imposed deadline.

Following a year of speculation, My Nintendo and Miitomo will launch outside of Japan this Thursday.

The communication app quickly rose to the top of the App Store and Google Play rankings for its category upon its Japanese launch. An update is planned for the app to add additional features, but it appears the 1.0 app will launch first.

The My Nintendo launch will bring with it a web version of the eShop that will push games directly to Wii U and 3DS systems. A limited version of the web shop exists for first party titles, but this will expand the options to 3rd party titles as well.

Talkback

SorenMarch 29, 2016

Should be fun...

broodwarsMarch 29, 2016

About time. I've been using the web version of the PSN Store for years, and I've wanted an equivalent for Nintendo since the actual device-based stores are so slow & awful. Hopefully this means there's a "Cart" system now so you don't have to purchase & download every item one at a time.

EnnerMarch 29, 2016

Big day!

Quote from: broodwars

Hopefully this means there's a "Cart" system now so you don't have to purchase & download every item one at a time.

Watch it be just getting a code to put in the system's eShop :p


EDIT: Oh, just got to the press release. Hmm, "directly sent to the system."

TOPHATANT123March 29, 2016

STILL waiting for Flipnote 3D, yeah the game with literally sentences worth of text yet was released in Japan in July 2013. The only explanation at this point is that Nintendo just does not care.

Mop it upMarch 29, 2016

It looks like only digital purchases will earn points with MyNintendo. This is what I expected, and yet still somehow disappointing. This already looks worse than Club Nintendo.

Dan LaserMarch 29, 2016

Yeah! I'm excited to spread gossip about my friends.

nickmitchMarch 30, 2016

Is this app launching at midnight or sometime during the day?  Wondering if I should stay up late.

NemoMarch 30, 2016

It's 12:02am EST and no Miitomo.


I declare Nintendo's mobile presence to be an utter failure.

NemoMarch 30, 2016

According to the miitomo site ( https://miitomo.com/en/ ) the game launches 1am PST (or 4am EST).

I'm going to bed.

TOPHATANT123March 31, 2016

Flipnote 3d get! My Nintendo is up now and seems to work pretty well.

nickmitchMarch 31, 2016

It's live in the iOS App Store!

SorenMarch 31, 2016

Since I can't add you guys from my NNID friends list, add me on twitter(@j_laeme) so I can add you to Miitomo (damn Nintendo, see how crazy that sounds?)

nickmitchMarch 31, 2016

Ditto @nickmitch89

(you can unfollow me after, my tweets aren't great)

Fatty The HuttMarch 31, 2016

Quote from: Soren

Since I can't add you guys from my NNID friends list, add me on twitter(@j_laeme) so I can add you to Miitomo (damn Nintendo, see how crazy that sounds?)

Quote from: nickmitch

Ditto @nickmitch89

(you can unfollow me after, my tweets aren't great)

This really saddens me. I am going to have to create a Twitter account just so I can add Nintendo friends to Miitomo (which I DO want to use).
Just so dumb. Why oh why can't we use existing friends lists on Nintendo devices? Me no understand.

broodwarsMarch 31, 2016

Miitomo refuses to launch on my Android phone. The screen just blinks and the program auto-closes.  :-\

Quote from: broodwars

Miitomo refuses to launch on my Android phone. The screen just blinks and the program auto-closes.  :-\

Is your phone rooted? Apparently that causes problems. I had to use a workaround for my jailbroken iPhone.

broodwarsMarch 31, 2016

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

Quote from: broodwars

Miitomo refuses to launch on my Android phone. The screen just blinks and the program auto-closes.  :-\

Is your phone rooted? Apparently that causes problems. I had to use a workaround for my jailbroken iPhone.

I'm using the stock OS on my OnePlusOne, but judging by the reviews I'm seeing on the Google Play store, that's incompatible with Miitomo.

NuclearSpeedMarch 31, 2016

Guess this make my twitter account useful again? I am @cityonacloud if anyone is wanting to add more friends.

Fatty The HuttMarch 31, 2016

Quote from: Soren

Since I can't add you guys from my NNID friends list, add me on twitter(@j_laeme) so I can add you to Miitomo (damn Nintendo, see how crazy that sounds?)

Quote from: nickmitch

Ditto @nickmitch89

(you can unfollow me after, my tweets aren't great)

I am now following you both as well as Insanolord and a host of other NWR luminaries.
My brand spanking new Twitter account is @Sensei_K77
I gather if folks follow me back, we can then be Miitomo pals.
EDIT -

Quote from: NuclearSpeed

Guess this make my twitter account useful again? I am @cityonacloud if anyone is wanting to add more friends.

Following you now, too.

nickmitchMarch 31, 2016

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

Quote from: NuclearSpeed

Guess this make my twitter account useful again? I am @cityonacloud if anyone is wanting to add more friends.

Following you now, too.

Same.

FYI, if your facebook is more active, you can use that too. (For those that haven't fired up the app yet.)

SeacorMarch 31, 2016


It's very disappointing you can't add friends that are on your NNID.

Adding twitters above.  Mine is:  @SeacorPrime

Fatty The HuttApril 01, 2016

Quote from: Seacor

It's very disappointing you can't add friends that are on your NNID.

Adding twitters above.  Mine is:  @SeacorPrime

following you
I'm @Sensei_K77
thx

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 01, 2016

Adding everyone here that I can.


I'm @wushumatt

nickmitchApril 01, 2016

Someone added me through the app itself by being a friend of a friend, so that is possible too, if you wanna make it easy.

bustin98April 02, 2016

I think I've basically became friends with about everyone on here just from a few facebook and twitter connections. But my twitter is @bustin98

bustin98April 02, 2016

UncleBob and Jonny like to be naked. I am currently sporting a bikini. There may be incriminating photos of me naked but I can't confirm.

StratosApril 02, 2016

Did your kids hijack your account again, Bustin?

bustin98April 04, 2016

You would think. Many are letting their inner cross dressing tendencies out in this app... and furry costumes.

bustin98April 05, 2016

I am now sitting on 160 "friends", and it's put me at about 1/4 of the way through level 6. We're getting to be a giant circle. Most of my suggested friends have 60 or more mutual friends.

I'm just a whore.

nickmitchApril 06, 2016

I have not added nearly that many people.  If anyone wants to add me, feel free.

bustin98April 06, 2016

I now have over 350. I see that the friend score is based on people commenting on your answers, not how many you have.

Broodwars must have blocked me... :( or he uninstalled the game. And Daan dropped me too. I had to ask again. :D

bustin98April 06, 2016

Quote from: nickmitch

I have not added nearly that many people.  If anyone wants to add me, feel free.

Feel free to go to my profile, you can see the friends listed, just start requesting. Most of them will add you. Though I'm thinking you get the most benefits from having a small group of dedicated friends over a ton of random kids who don't play.

Fatty The HuttApril 07, 2016

Quote from: bustin98

I am now sitting on 160 "friends", and it's put me at about 1/4 of the way through level 6. We're getting to be a giant circle. Most of my suggested friends have 60 or more mutual friends.

I'm just a whore.

My daughter didn't link any social media account. She friended me in person. Now she has more friends than I do by requesting through the app itself. It's an interesting system.
And yes, you are a whore but a damned attractive one, I'm sure.

StratosApril 07, 2016

I still don't have any friends. I need to get on that but some other games have been stealing my app time.

AdrockApril 07, 2016

I currently don't have any Miitomo friends either. I'm working on convincing my brother and a friend to download the app. I refuse to link my Facebook account, and I don't have a Twitter account. I tried to add a coworker, but it wasn't connecting or something. I have no idea why it didn't work. Boo-urns.

You've gotta get on Twitter. That's where all the action is.

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