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Since Miitomo released early this year, it’s been possible to use the app with a device running on iOS 7. However, this will no longer be the case as early as December.

An update is on the way to Miitomo on or after December. Once that happens, you won’t be able to continue experiencing the app on the older version of iOS. Nintendo said the move is being done “in order to continue improving our service and your experience”.

Head past the break for the notice in full.


The Nintendo UK store is carrying a new round of stock for the Pokemon GO Plus accessory. Get it here. Quantities are “limited”, so we’ll have to see how long this lasts!


Update (10/24): This update is now officially live on both iOS and Android.

Original (10/23): Niantic is preparing yet another patch for Pokemon GO. When it’s available, players will find that the game has been updated to version 1.13.3 on iOS and 0.43.3 on Android.

Pokemon GO will be adding in a low battery indicator for Pokemon GO Plus. Also incoming are Pokemon type icons on the information screen.

Here’s the full notice from Niantic:

The Pokémon GO channel posted a video regarding a special promotion happening within the game from October 26 to November 1. In this special Halloween-themed event, certain Pokémon will appear more frequently, including the likes of Gengar and Hypno, and players will receive increased candy rewards. Check out the video and official statement below.

It’s Halloween season and we have a treat for you! From October 26th to November 1st, you’ll earn double the amount of Candy every time you catch, hatch and transfer Pokémon! Don’t forget your Buddy Pokémon, because they will help you earn Candy four times as fast. If you encounter more spooky Pokémon than normal, don’t be startled, they want to enjoy the fun too! Scare up some friends, grab your buddy and enjoy this spooky, fun celebration with us! Happy Halloween!

Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “Career change! Dream Jobs #2”.

Available items include:

– Police officer hat (set)
– Police officer uniform (set)
– Motorcycle officer helmet (set)
– Motorcycle officer uniform (set)

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.


Miitomo has been updated with more content. Users will find a new stage, along with some brand new items.

“Trick or treat! Happy Halloween #1” is the new stage. It includes the following:

– Firefighter helmet (set)
– Firefighter uniform (set)
– Fire truck
– Fire hose

And as far as the new items go, you can nab the following:

– Down jacket
– Under-rim glasses
– Abstract fleece parka
– Striped gaucho pants
– Wide-leg baggy jeans
– Winter ankle boots
– Neck warmer w/ triangles
– Skate park backpack


Data collected by market researcher App Annie indicates that Pokemon GO has become the fastest mobile game to reach $600 million in revenue. That was done between July and the end of September, or 90 days.

To compare, Candy Crush Saga needed more than 200 days to hit $600 million. Puzzle & Dragons was next at 400 days, followed by Clash of Clans at more than 500 days.

App Annie also reveals that the total time spent in Pokemon GO was almost as much as the next 19 games combined. Additionally, it comprised 45 percent of the time spent in Android games in the third quarter, as opposed to 55 percent for the next 19 titles.

App Annie went on to praise Pokemon GO for managing to convert a ton of a player’s non-mobile time to mobile time. Instead of taking time away from other mobile apps, users were more inclined to spend more time overall on their devices.



According to the Financial Times, Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering the regulation of Pokemon GO’s PokeCoins. The in-game currency would be under the jurisdiction of the Payment Services Act if this were to happen. Niantic would also need to disclose the balance of unused in-game currency held by users in March and September every year. Assuming the total surpassed more than 10 million yen, the company would need deposit as much as 50 percent of the unused currency balance in yen in a Japanese bank account as security.

The Financial Times mentions that FSA and Niantic are talking about the situation currently. Analysts say the decision could impact other games in Japan involving purchasable in-game currency.

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Nintendo seems to be working on some sort of new Bluetooth accessory, judging my a new filing with the Federal Communications Commission. It looks fairly similar to the 3DS NFC accessory, but this is an entirely new device (CTR-013). It also supports Bluetooth whereas the 3DS device only has an IR port.

One very strong possibility is that Nintendo is preparing an NFC accessory which will work with smart devices (in addition to 3DS, as the CTR product number appears to be a part of the 3DS line). That would pave the wave for amiibo support on mobile. Of course, it’s only speculation for now.

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Miitomo has been updated with new content once again. Players can nab some new items in the latest Miitomo Drop stage, “The ghouls draw near… Halloween Horror #3”.

Available items include:

– Dracula’s soiree outfit
– Mummy costume
– Eyeball tee
– Coffin

Users can select Miitomo Drop stages from the Shop tab. Miitomo coins or game tickets are needed to play.


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