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Pokémon Comaster, the previously annonced mobile Pokémon board game, is now out in Japan. The object of the game is to beat your opponent’s figurines with your own, taking over the board. The game is free-to-play, although microtransactions will give you a chance at getting better figures. The game supports both online and local multiplayer. We’ll update with more important details as they arrive.

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GamesBeat is reporting, via data from industry-tracking firm Sensor Tower, that Miitomo was downloaded 1.6 million times in the United States between March 31 and April 3. This figure accounts for both iOS and Android. However, it doesn’t include downloads when Miitomo was at the top of both platform’s charts through much of the past week.

Miitomo has started to dip a bit, but this was to be expected. Sensor Tower has Miitomo at the tenth spot on iOS, for example.

51 percent of Miitomo’s installs came from the United States, which is quite a large gap over other territories. While Great Britan, France, Germany, and Canada were the other top regions, they all represented less than 10 percent of total downloads each.


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A field test for Pokemon GO kicked off in Japan a couple of weeks ago. Those in Australia and New Zealand will be able to give the game a go “later this month,” according to developer Niantic.

If you’re in either one of these territories, you can sign up for the field test here. Keep in mind that doing so doesn’t guarantee access.


Additional information is in regarding Miitomo’s performance up to this point.

In countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany, it’s done very well thus far. The app has seen most of its success on iOS, as it remains the top free app in iPhone in both the US and UK. It’s within the top five in Germany as well.

App Annie notes that Miitomo is among the leading 100 top grossing apps in the US. At the moment, it sits at the 87th spot. This indicates that a decent amount of users are forking over real cash for in-game coins.

Finally, Similar Web points out Miitomo’s high levels of engagement per user. Those who have downloaded the app in Japan have shown that they’re keeping it and are using it regularly.

Similar Web shares the following analysis:

Japanese app users have taken to the app almost immediately, and as of April 2nd, 3% of all Japanese Android devices had Miitomo installed on them. Since its release, these users have been spending an average of over 22 minutes a day on the app, and have made it the 13th most popular social app in Japan. Furthermore, our recent Uninstalls Report showed that many apps lose their users within the first 3 to 7 days, which does not seem to be the case with Miitomo, as the app is showing an above average retention rate early on.



A new version of Miitomo can now be downloaded on iOS. Version 1.1.1 fixes several issues, according to Nintendo. It’s a 59MB download.

Miitomo version 1.1.2 has actually been out on Android since Friday. This also fixed a number of issues with the app.

As of today, Miitomo is officially sitting at the top of the Google Play charts. Nintendo’s mobile app has been climbing steadily since launching last week. You can see on Google site that it’s currently the number one free app on Android devices.

Nintendo announced on Friday that Miitomo had reached three million users worldwide. That number has surely only increased over the past few days.


The Google Play store has indicated that Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app, has reached one million downloads on Android devices. It’s currently sitting somewhere between one million and five million, the download’s official page confirms.

Miitomo is doing very well on Google Play’s charts thus far. The web version of the service has it placed at the third spot in “Top Free Android Apps”. Additionally, some devices has it as number one on the “Top New Free” and “Top Trending” charts, and number three for the overall “Top Free” chart.

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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?

Following its release in Europe and North America, Miitomo has now been downloaded by 3 million users worldwide.


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.


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