Nintendo’s very first product for mobile devices is now available, but you’ll need to be located in Japan to start using it.
Yesterday, Nintendo launched Miitomo in Japan as a new social network that heavily utilizes the company’s popular Mii characters for representation. Although it’s like Facebook and Twitter due to social elements, Miitomo is its own thing because of those Mii characters and the ability to customize them. The entire experience focuses on your Mii and everyone else’s Mii going about life in a digital world. Mii characters can be named, customized, compete in minigames for prizes, and pose for pictures.
The Japanese video game publisher and developer is hyped about the app:
Miitomo is an app from Nintendo that brings out a side of you your friends have never seen before!
How? By making a Mii of yourself that’s your personal go-between!
Ever wonder what fun details make you…YOU? Your Mii will find out by asking you questions about yourself!
Want your friends to know all about these little insights into your likes, dislikes, or just what you’re thinking lately? Your Mii will go visit your friends’ Mii characters and tell them!
Then your Mii will ask your friends for fun details about them…and tell YOU everything. Your friends’ Mii characters will also visit you when you play!
Miitomo is a new way to bring you and your friends together like never before. Would you expect anything less from Nintendo?
Jeffrey Grubb of VentureBeat wrote about his experience with Miitomo and posted the following video showing the app in action:
Nintendo is expected to release Miitomo in the United States by the end of March.