Hello all! I know it has been quite some time since I shared a post, but it looks like I will be able to continue to remedy that going forward. And it seems that is just in time for the arrival of Miitomo. A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo released their very first smartphone app in Japan, and the global release was scheduled to be later this month. My estimation was for it to be on the 31st, exactly two weeks after the Japanese release, and that is exactly what Nintendo was thinking, as well.
Don’t miss out on being a part of a Nintendo first! On March 31, Miitomo, the company’s first-ever smart device application, is launching in the United States and several other countries. Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets users spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends in a whole new way using Mii characters. The app recently launched in Japan and was downloaded more than 1 million times in its first three days of availability, while achieving the #1 most downloaded free app status in both the App Store and Google Play storefronts.
The start that Miitomo had in Japan is highly encouraging, and hopefully with the larger markets in the West, we can help to contribute to an amazing overall launch Nintendo’s first smart device app.
For anyone who did not already pre-register for Miitomo, be sure to do so before launch. Also, the new My Nintendo service is scheduled for release at the same time as Miitomo, so for those who have not pre-registered for a Nintendo Account, be sure to do that, as well.
People that create their Nintendo Account and preregister before March 31 will also receive Platinum Points for the new My Nintendo rewards program, which will simultaneously launch with Miitomo. Aiming to be much more than a standard rewards program, My Nintendo is a comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users who link the app to their Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience. Platinum Points can be earned by interacting with Nintendo apps and services, including Miitomo. Gold Points are earned when purchasing digital versions of games from Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Both Platinum and Gold Points can be redeemed for rewards like games, download content, in-app items and eShop discount coupons.
Nintendo also announced some additional information that will go into effect on the 31st. Much of the previously-requested and proposed measures that would unify accounts and make game purchases simpler will be implemented tomorrow. A new webstore will allow customers to buy Wii U and 3DS games through Nintendo.com, and they will also receive credit with their My Nintendo rewards points.
In addition to Miitomo and the My Nintendo program, Nintendo is also launching an enhanced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS shop on Nintendo.com on March 31 for users with a Nintendo Account to purchase digital games. Featuring an expanded catalog of more than 2,000 games, this digital store can be accessed on personal computers or smart devices. The shop serves as an additional purchase option to Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with all purchases being sent directly to users’ Nintendo 3DS or Wii U systems for download. Users can now easily find and purchase games that are new, popular and on sale, as well as use filters to search by genre. Purchases of games from this site, as well as Nintendo eShop, will earn My Nintendo Gold Points.
The NEW Nintendo is continuing to take shape right before our eyes, and soon we will see a lot more of what the late Satoru Iwata and Tatsumi Kimishima have been creating of the company. With so many incredible and exciting things in-store for Nintendo, I cannot wait to see what is actually going to be next.
Have you pre-registered for Miitmo? Do you intend to download it when it becomes available? Have you pre-registered for your Nintendo Account, yet? What are your thoughts on the new webstore, and the expanded catalog of games?
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!