Monday , October 23 2017

Nintendo’s Miitomo and My Nintendo service launch tomorrow in Australia

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Update: It’s now available to download from Google Play.
Nintendo Australia announced overnight that their first smartphone app, Miitomo will launch late tomorrow afternoon in Australia alongside their new My Nintendo rewards program.

Miitomo lets you use your Mii avatar (which can be imported from existing Nintendo services and devices should you already have them) to start interesting conversations with your friends, perhaps revealing some facts you didn’t know about each other.

Some of Nintendo’s sample questions are quite fun – “How would you define your fashion style?”, “What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?” and “If you were given ten grand to spend in one day, what would you do?” (spoiler: they’re probably hoping you’ll buy some Nintendo products)

The app went live on Nintendo’s home turf in Japan earlier this month, where the company is reporting over 1 million downloads so far. A good start!

The app is free to download, but you should be aware that it does have in-app purchases and you’ll pay for some items using the app’s currency – like this cute pirate costume:

Miitomo - Pirate Costume

The launch of Miitomo also coincides with Nintendo’s new My Nintendo rewards program, a system that the company says will reward users for interacting with Nintendo products and services and offer enhanced experiences when linked with apps.

If you sign up for Miitomo now at miitomo.com before the March 31 launch, you’ll get Platinum Points (you get Gold Points for purchasing games from the Nintendo e-Shop on Wii U and 3DS). Points can be redeemed for digital content and discount coupons.

Are you getting on board Miitomo when it launches tomorrow? Tell us in the comments!

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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