[Let’s Talk] Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts
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Let’s Talk #44: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts
Nintendo launched two important things outside of Japan this week: Miitomo and My Nintendo. For the uninitiated, Miitomo is Nintendo’s very first mobile app while My Nintendo is the company’s brand new rewards service.
Both of these have been out for a few days now. Have you had a chance to try either of them out? If so, what are your thoughts thus far? No matter how you feel, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: What do you think of Pokemon GO?
Miitomo hits the 3 million user mark worldwide
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Following its release in Europe and North America, Miitomo has now been downloaded by 3 million users worldwide.
#Miitomo has reached 3 million users worldwide! We hope you are enjoying the app with your friends!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 1, 2016
Miitomo is the most-downloaded iOS game in the U.S. in its first day
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Based on a report from market-tracking firm Sensor Tower (as relayed by GamesBeat), Miitomo is currently the most-downloaded game for iPhone and iPad in the United States. Even though it’s a free download, it’s an impressive feat for a title that only just launched today.
With its initial success, Sensor Tower believes that Miitomo could surpass 200,000 downloads on the iPhone alone after 24 hours given averages for past apps that have topped the charts. Another 20,000 downloads would likely stem from the iPad. Of course, this doesn’t account for how Miitomo has done on Android.
New Miitomo promo
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With Miitomo launching in territories outside of Japan today, Nintendo has prepared a new video for its debut mobile app. View it below.
Miitomo live in North America and Europe
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Miitomo is now available to download in both North America and Europe. You should be able to grab the app for both iOS and Android.
Miitomo is version 1.1.0 around the world. That means it should include the features that were added to the Japanese version yesterday.
Listen to some Pokemon GO music
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The Pokemon GO beta test has recently started in Japan and as such, a select group of people is currently testing the game. However, while the app doesn’t work if you’re outside Japan and not part of the beta, someone was able to rip some of the game’s music and upload it to Youtube. Give the following playlist a listen – it includes remixes of some very familiar Pokemon themes.
Japanese Miitomo TV commercial
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Happy Miitomo launch day, everyone! While the game will be released in the West at some point today, it’s been available in Japan for a couple of weeks now. Today, Nintendo released a new TV commercial for Miitomo, which I think captures the spirit of it pretty well. Check it out below:
Miitomo version 1.1.0 out now in Japan with new features
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Update: We’re also hearing that with today’s update, it’s possible to use a Nintendo Account and sign in with it from territories outside Japan.
Nintendo has brought out a new version of Miitomo in Japan. Version 1.1.0 should be live on iOS and Android.
As we mentioned before, this update introduces a number of new features. To recap, they are as follows:
– Added feature for making friends with friends of your friends
– Mutual friends will now appear in the list of suggested friends
– Added the “View online answers” button to the All Answers screen
– Changed hashtag and image for sharing an answer to the event version
– Fixed other issues
Miitomo is launching tomorrow outside of Japan.
A little bit of Pokemon GO footage from the field test
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A sliver of Pokemon GO footage has emerged from the app’s new field test in Japan. It shows a bit of customization as well as a brief look at the map. Take a look at the video below.
More Pokemon GO details and screenshots
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The Pokemon GO field test is now live in Japan. New details and screenshots have leaked from the event, which is rounded up below courtesy of Nintendo Inquirer.
- There will be no battles against wild Pokémon, instead you simply catch them directly using various Poké Balls.
- Trainers are customizable with different options.
- 137 different attack names have been found in the game’s code, confirming battle systems. Some of the moves include Flamethrower and Hyper Beam.
- There are an additional 95 “fast” versions of the discovered 137 attacks.
- Players will receive a starter Pokémon, though in the beta version this does not happen.
- A new game function with the name “Starburst” has been discovered – details surrounding it are unknown.
- References to Google Cardboard, a mobile VR peripheral, have been found within the game’s data.
- There are three “teams” the player can join: Red Team, Blue Team, or Yellow Team.
- Only first generation Pokémon exist in the beta; it’s unclear if this will be the case for the final version of the game.
- There are multiple versions of the defense stat, though the reasoning behind this is unclear.
- There are seven object categories: Poké Ball, Potion, Revive, Maps, Battle Objects, Food, and Camera. Food and Camera details are unspecified.
- The following items are the only ones available in the beta: Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball, Potion, Super Potion, Hyper Potion, Max Potion, Max Revive, X Attack, X Defense, X Miracle, Razz Berry, Bluk Berry, Nanab Berry, Wepear Berry, Pinap Berry, and Special Camera.
- X Miracle is a new item. Its effects are unknown as of right now.
- Pokémon Natures are present, but differ from the main games. Currently, the ones found are: Stoic, Assassin, Guardian, Raider, Protector, Sentry, and Champion. Their roles are currently unknown.
- Microtransactions are available.
- A day-night cycle is confirmed.
- Normal, Legendary, and Mythical Pokémon are all present, and Pokémon are categorized as such.
- There is no evidence of Mega Evolution, however it’s unknown if this is only true for the beta.
- Supposedly, Pokémon are only allowed two moves during Gym Battles.
And here’s a closer look at what has been data mined thus far: