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Miitomo Hits Over 1 Million Users In Japan

by Louisa Bhairam

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Merely 3 days since it’s release, Nintendo’s Miitomo app has been confirmed as reaching over 1 million users in Japan.

The social game allows users to customize their Mii’s and interact with other players around the world, as well as take and share photos using the Miifoto feature. You are able to ask questions to other characters and use this to liken interests and make friends across the world.

Miitomo has been described as Nintendo’s idea of Facebook, with heavy influence taken from Tomodachi Life – a simulation game released for 3DS in 2014.

It is Nintendo’s first sole foray into the mobile world with other projects such as Pokemon Go set to follow. Nintendo have claimed they will be releasing five mobile games between now and March 2017.

Reviews of Miitomo have been mostly positive, with 4/5 on the Japanese iTunes store and the hashtag #Miitomo often trending on Twitter (featuring lots of cat pictures, of course).

The app received a mixed response when announced, with some Nintendo fans being skeptical of the idea. However, the Mii alongside Wii Sports attracted a whole host of new fans to Nintendo, and it seems to have been an excellent move to use the same tactic for Miitomo.

The release date for the rest of the world has not yet been confirmed, but will no doubt be much anticipated following this successful start.

How do you feel about MiiTomo? Are you excited for it or not so much? Would you have liked to see more familiar Nintendo characters in the first mobile game? Let us know in the comments!

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