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Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima was hesitant to share stats pertaining to Miitomo during the company’s investors briefing last week. However, he did reveal that the app had “a slightly higher ratio of women at the beginning,” and noted that the revenue impact “is negligible for the fiscal year ended 2016” since it’s just starting out. He expects that in-app revenue is in line with expectations.

Kimishima went on to talk about in-app purchases on mobile as well as Nintendo Accounts (plus My Nintendo). You can read up on his full comments below.

I heard that there are over 10 million Miitomo users worldwide. I would like to know the attributes of those users, the number of DAUs (daily active users), as well as how much Miitomo is contributing to earnings. Have there already been positive effects on existing business from its connection with the Nintendo Account system? For applications to be released in the future, are you going to increase the game element and seek to increase revenue from in-app purchases?

The over 10 million users are very balanced in terms of gender. There was a slightly higher ratio of women at the beginning. We will not be releasing statistical data such as DAU numbers. As you are well aware, all kinds of ranking information exists for smart device applications, so I will refer you to those. If you look at them and estimate the in-app purchase revenue, I think it will not be too far off from reality.

The revenue impact of Miitomo is negligible for the fiscal year ended 2016, as we have only just started. The Miitomo download numbers are growing right now, so I think the in-app purchase revenue is also growing more or less as expected.

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Nintendo made a number of announcements last week, including the news about bringing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to mobile. During the company’s briefing for investors, president Tatsumi Kimishima was asked about the move as well as what lies ahead for smart device plans. For the latter part of his answer, he noted that Nintendo is “not limiting the IP for the titles that will follow these two.”

Kimishima responded with the following:

We chose Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem as titles to follow Miitomo from the viewpoint of increasing the diverse types of consumers interested in Nintendo, and widening opportunities for game play. The Animal Crossing series has been played by a wide range of consumers including children and women. I think there is a good chance that those consumers would enjoy this. As for Fire Emblem, it is not so much the width of the audience as the existence of die-hard fans who have stuck to the series for a long time. We selected two titles of different categories and IP to reach as many consumers as possible. We are not limiting the IP for the titles that will follow these two. We will continue to prepare titles using IP that many consumers are familiar with.

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

Pentapuzzle – €4.49/ £4.09 / CHF 6.30
Reptilian Rebellion – €1.99/ £1.79 / CHF 2.80
Sweetest Thing – €6.99/ £5.49 / CHF 6.99

Wii U DLC

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: Classic Black Panther Pack – €2.99/ £2.50 / CHF 3.70

3DS Download

Pocket Card Jockey – €6.99/ £6.29 / CHF 9.80

3DS Demo

The Legend of Dark Witch 2

Nintendo Selects (starting May 7)

LEGO City: Undercover – €24.99/ £19.99 / CHF 31.90; previously €59.99 / £49.99 / CHF 77.90
Nintendo Land – €24.99/ £19.99 / CHF 31.90; previously €59.99 / £49.99 / CHF 77.90
Wii Party U – €24.99/ £19.99 / CHF 31.90; previously €44.99 / £34.99 / CHF 57.90
New Super Mario Bros. U – €24.99/ £19.99 / CHF 31.90
New Super Luigi U – €24.99/ £19.99 / CHF 31.90
New Super Mario Bros. U: New Super Luigi U – €9.99/ £8.99 / CHF 14.00; previously €19.99 / £17.99 / CHF 28.00

eShop Sales

3DS

– Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX – €4.99/ £4.49 / CHF 6.99 until 05/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €7.00 / £6.30 / CHF 9.80
– Aqua Moto Racing 3D – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.59 until 12/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €7.99 / £7.19 / CHF 11.19
– RV-7 My Drone – €1.99/ £1.99 / CHF 2.40 until 05/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.99 / £2.99/ CHF 3.70
– Football Up 3D – €1.99/ £1.79 / CHF 2.80 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.99 / £2.36 / CHF 3.60
– Darts Up 3D – €0.99/ £0.89 / CHF 1.40 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF 4.20
– Fantasy Pirates – €0.99/ £0.99 / CHF 1.00 until 05/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €4.50 / £4.50 / CHF 4.60
– Van Helsing sniper Zx100 – €2.99/ £2.99 / CHF 4.10 until 05/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €6.66 / £6.66 / CHF 9.20
– Toys vs. Monsters – €0.99/ £0.99 / CHF 1.22 until 05/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €3.99 / £3.99 / CHF 4.99
– Art of Balance TOUCH! – €5.20/ £4.70 / CHF 7.35 until 26/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €6.99 / £6.29 / CHF 9.80
– 3D Game Collection – €4.99/ £3.59 / CHF 4.99 until 19/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €6.99 / £4.99 / CHF 6.99
– Secret Agent Files: Miami – €4.99/ £3.75 / CHF 4.99 until 19/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €7.99 / £5.99 / CHF 7.99
– Crazy Construction – €3.49/ £2.49 / CHF 3.49 until 19/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €6.99 / £4.99 / CHF 6.99
– Atlantic Quest – €1.99/ £1.39 / CHF 1.99 until 19/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €6.99 / £4.99 / CHF 6.99
– 4 Elements – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 4.20 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Azada – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 4.20 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Hidden Expedition Titanic – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Jewel Quest 4 Heritage – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 – The Seventh Gate – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Secret Mysteries in London – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 4.20 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Luxor – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Mystery Case Files Dire Grove – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80
– Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst – €3.99/ £3.59 / CHF 5.60 until 03/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80

Wii U

– Word Party – €7.99/ £7.49 / CHF 11.00 until 12/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €15.99 / £14.99 / CHF 22.00
– ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! – €1.49/ £1.14 / CHF 2.10 until 19/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.99 / £2.29 / CHF 4.20
– Gravity Badgers – €2.49/ £2.49 / CHF 3.50 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €4.99 / £4.99 / CHF 7.00
– 99Moves – €1.49/ £1.34 / CHF 2.10 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.49 / £2.29 / CHF 3.50
– Abyss – €1.49/ £1.34 / CHF 2.10 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF 2.80
– Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX – €4.95/ £4.45 / CHF 6.94 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €7.99 / £7.19 / CHF 11.20
– Super Robo Mouse – €3.00/ £2.70 / CHF 4.15 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €4.49 / £4.09 / CHF 6.30
– Tabletop Gallery – €2.00/ £1.80 / CHF 2.80 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF 4.20
– Blok Drop U – €1.00/ £0.85 / CHF 1.30 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €1.49 / £1.29 / CHF 1.99
– Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion – €2.00/ £1.80 / CHF 2.80 until 02/06/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF 4.20
– Island Flight Simulator – €7.19/ £5.39 / CHF 7.19 until 19/05/2016, 22:59 UTC. Regular price €7.99 / £5.99 / CHF 7.99

Permanent Price Drop

Canvaleon – €6.95/ £6.29 / CHF 9.80; previously €9.95/ £8.99 / CHF 14.00

Source: Nintendo PR

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Every Nintendo financial results briefing always ends with a Q&A session, in which investors can pose questions to the current president and other leading figures at Nintendo. The Q&A sessions from last week’s briefing has now been officially translated into English on Nintendo’s website – give it a read here.

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Atlus have just published two new trailers for Etrian Odyssey V; one for the new “Names” system and one for the Warlock class. Check them out:

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If you’re a fan of DS/3DS title Inazuma Eleven, you might be in for a treat. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino tweeted out a picture of a character that definitely seems to be from the soccer-based roleplaying game.

https://twitter.com/AkihiroHino/status/727003987291992064

This isn’t the first time that Hino might have teased something new coming for the series, so the chances of a sequel seem high.

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The next Battle Competition for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has been announced, this time focusing on Pokémon through the second generation. The online battles will let trainers use any Pokémon from numbers #1 through #248, excluding Mewtwo and Mew. Lugia, Ho-oh, and Celebi are also not permitted. Pokémon will all be scaled to Level 50, and Megas are not allowed. Players can compete in up to 15 matches a day. You can register from May 19 through May 26 and battle from May 27 to May 29. Prizes have not yet been announced.

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Bandai Namco has come out with two more My Hero Academia: Battle for All character trailers. Check out videos for Momo Yaoyorozu and Kyoka Jiro below.

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Our new comic for the week can be found below, which is a one-shot featuring Eiji Aonuma and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask! We’ll be back next week with the choose your own adventure-styled comic.

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Want to catch up on our previous comics? Simply visit this page!

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In just a matter of minutes, Nintendo made major announcements about the NX, the new Zelda game, its E3 2016 plans, and next mobile titles on Wednesday. Now that the dust has settled, it’s take to look back on the news and talk about it all.

Here’s a recap of everything:

– NX: not releasing this holiday as many expected, but will instead launch globally in March 2017; unveiling later this year
– Zelda: the new game is coming to both NX and Wii U; delayed to 2017 for a simultaneous launch on both platforms
– E3 2016: no NX at E3, Zelda will be the only playable title
– Mobile: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games coming this fall; the latter will connect “with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems”

Now it’s time to talk about the big news! How’s everyone absorbing the various announcements? I think for me, the most surprising thing is that Zelda is the only playable Nintendo game at E3. We’ve never really seen anything like that before. I do sort of wonder why Paper Mario: Color Splash isn’t going to be there, and we won’t be seeing anything on 3DS which seems slightly odd as well.

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