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In Japan, a My Nintendo reward based on Donkey Kong is available. For a look at it, take a look at the video below.

Two 3DS themes are currently available as My Nintendo rewards in Japan: one based on Mario, and another based on Donkey Kong. Footage of the Mario one can be found below.

My Nintendo has now officially launched in Japan. If you live in the country, you can access the site here. Those outside of Japan will only be shown a teaser page.

Here’s the lineup of rewards as of now:

Miitomo

Mario Suit – 250 Platinum Points – can be redeemed until 5/1
1 game ticket – 85 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 5 times until 4/1
5 game tickets – 420 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 2 times until 4/1
10 game tickets – 250 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 1 time

Discounts

20% off Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 950 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
20% off Dr. Luigi (Wii U) – 230 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
20% off New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) – 750 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
20% off Brain Age: Concentration Training (3DS) – 600 Platinum Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
40% off Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) – 130 Gold Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
40% off Ultimate NES Remix (3DS) – 105 Gold Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
50% off Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (3DS) – 50 Gold Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
40% off New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) – 160 Gold Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
50% off Metroid: Other M (Wii U) – 90 Gold Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1
50% off Super Mario Galaxy (Wii U) – 90 Gold Points – can be redeemed 1 time until 7/1

It was only a few days ago that we received word about Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile application, releasing on March 17 in Japan. Interestingly, My Nintendo will also begin service on this day. eShop purchases (aside from tickets, DLC, and 3DS themes) will be eligible.

It’s still unclear when Miitomo and My Nintendo will be launching in the west. This should be taking place before the end of the month, however.

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Cheesemeister3k has translated one more excerpt from the Q&A portion of Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing. When asked about his strategy as president, Tatsumi Kimishima said:

Kimishima: Yes, when I became President, I said that it was my role to continue the strategy established under the prior management. From this point, we need young people to come in as a new generation and give lots of new ideas. It’s important to create an organization in which they can thrive. To do so, we’ve established a system in which many people with potential can play active roles. It may be hard to see from outside the company, but our organization has changed greatly. We also want more game developers to become known, so we’ll be sending more out to be public-facing. As for strategy, our hardware/software game business is central, but we’re integrating smart device activities into our actual business, and will derive synergies between them. My Nintendo is an important part of that. We want to create connections with customers by having them become My Nintendo members. Also, although QOL wasn’t asked about we’re not at the stage for the sleep and fatigue [sensor] to become a product, so it won’t be released (as a product) by March. We do, however, think that we can do something in the area of QOL, so we will continue to consider expanding into this field.

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Following the news coming out of Nintendo’s financial results briefing yesterday, Nintendo of America has issued a press release confirming launch details for Miitomo (and a tiny bit on My Nintendo). Find the information below.

Spark One-of-a-Kind Conversations with Friends; App Launches in March Alongside My Nintendo Rewards Program

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 3, 2016 – Nintendo’s first app made exclusively for smart devices, Miitomo, will launch in North America in March for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. Today, Nintendo outlined the steps that fans can take to be among the first to get in on the social fun.

Starting Feb. 17, people will be able to pre-register for Miitomo by signing up for the new Nintendo Account service using their existing email, social media accounts or current Nintendo Network IDs. People who pre-register will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March. Nintendo will offer a special Miitomo bonus to anyone who signs up for a Nintendo Account between Feb. 17 and launch. Miitomo is a social experience that uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted on the Wii console, to engage friends in a lighthearted and welcoming environment. Users can spark fun conversations and learn more about each other by answering questions such as “What song has been stuck in your head lately?”, “Do you believe in aliens?”, or even “If you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, what would you do?” Users can also easily take and share photos featuring their Mii with the Miifoto feature. Nintendo’s new My Nintendo rewards program will launch alongside Miitomo in March, and will be able to connect with the app.

This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

As we have previously discussed, we are aiming to further advance our “gaming population expansion” strategy and aim to “grow the population who have access to Nintendo IP (intellectual properties).” To achieve this goal, our increasing the number of My Nintendo members will be one of the most important missions.

Accordingly, after the release of Miitomo in March, we will steadily release game apps for smart devices.

Because we want as many people as possible to enjoy Miitomo, we have designed it so that creating a Nintendo Account and becoming a My Nintendo member is not required. But when we release smart device apps with our popular IP in the future, we will design them in a way that will encourage consumers to become My Nintendo members.

For each app, we will review and select the most appropriate payment system by taking into consideration the nature of each IP. But we are thinking of mainly deploying free-to-start type apps as we hope as many people as possible among hundreds of millions of people all around the world who own smart devices will experience our apps.

We are intending to significantly increase My Nintendo membership by all these measures.

We would like to set “100 million My Nintendo members globally” as our initial milestone. Since this number should be considered as a check point, we will make efforts in order to achieve this number at the earliest possible timing.

We believe that the bigger the size of My Nintendo, the greater the enjoyment and value we will be able to provide to our customers.

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This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

And now, I would like to dicuss Nintendo’s new membership service and our new business on smart devices.

We will globally start the new membership service called “My Nintendo” this March.

My Nintendo is Nintendo’s comprehensive service that all consumers with a Nintendo Account can access.

My Nintendo will offer services which make Nintendo’s game experiences even more fun and more convenient, and that provide enhanced value for members.

We are planning to provide similar services for the new entertainment experiences that Nintendo will offer beyond gaming in the future.

During Nintendo’s financial results briefing today, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima delivered an update about My Nintendo.

The My Nintendo point program will begin in March in 39 countries. There will be Platinum Points like the prior Club Nintendo and Gold Points for coupons. My Nintendo is starting with a points program, coupon, emails, and web downloads. It’ll expand to friends list, cloud data, and in-store.

Kimishima also reiterated that the first goal is to quickly have 100 million people registered with My Nintendo.

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TIME has published a new interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Reggie chatted about mobile (including Miitomo), My Nintendo, plus amiibo’s success and how it’s reflective of where the company is heading in terms of leveraging IP.

Head past the break for a roundup of the various comments. You can also check out TIME’s article here.