Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed to investors that the company is uncertain about the future of their Quality of Life project. Kimishima says “It’s not yet at the level of a Nintendo product,” he said. “If we can release it, we’ll release it. If we can’t, then we’ll examine things further.”
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Nintendo’s first app made exclusively for smart devices, Miitomo, will launch 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 17th February 2016, people in UK & Ireland will be able to pre-register for Miitomo by creating a Nintendo Account using their Nintendo Network ID, social Network accounts or email address,. People who pre-register for Miitomo will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March.
Miitomo is a social experience that uses Nintendo’s Mii characters to engage friends in a lighthearted, playful and welcoming social setting. Mii characters first debuted on the Wii console and to date, more than 200 million Mii characters have been created around the world. Using Mii characters users will be able to interact with their friends in an entirely new way to spark fun and interesting conversations 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?” By answering questions in Miitomo users will be able to discover surprising information and secrets about their friends, as well as share their experiences with others easily by taking and sharing photos featuring their Mii using the Miifoto feature.
Nintendo’s new My Nintendo rewards program will launch alongside Miitomo in March 2016, and will be able to connect with Miitomo. A special Miitomo bonus will be offered to anyone in UK & Ireland that creates a Nintendo Account between 17th February and the launch of Miitomo in March. My Nintendo aims to become much more than a traditional rewards program. It is a more comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users with a Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience.
Including Miitomo, Nintendo plans to release approximately five smart device applications by the end of March 2017.
More information about Miitomo, Nintendo Account and My Nintendo, will be available on https://miitomo.com/
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has reconfirmed that the Nintendo NX announcement won’t be showcased too late in the course of this year. So of course E3 which takes place in Los Angeles in June could make perfect sense for the unveiling.
Analysts have been watching for indications of how Nintendo’s mobile game will interact with a next-generation system that Nintendo has under development, code-named NX.
Mr. Kimishima said Tuesday that the company will provide an update “not too late in the course of this year.”
The Wall Street Journal is today reporting that Nintendo’s next mobile title after the unreleased Miitomo will feature one of their best known characters. There’s no hinting as to who it could be, so I guess we shall have to wait to find out. Nintendo’s first mobile title Miitomo is due to be released this March on iOS and Android.
Videogame giant Nintendo Co. on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in quarterly net profit, but it stoked the hopes of fans by promising that its second smartphone game would feature one of the company’s best-known characters.
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Video game industry analyst Dr. Serkan Toto is reporting that Nintendo mentioned Virtual Reality during today’s investors briefing. However, the company simply stated that it is something they are looking at. This doesn’t mean that they are busy creating their own Virtual Reality product, but they are watching the market.
That’s according to games industry analyst Serkan Toto, who reported that the prospect of virtual reality was noted during Nintendo’s recent investor briefing, with the platform holder simply acknowledging that it was ‘looking’ at the sector.
As you have probably seen from the previous posts, Nintendo has released its third quarter 2016 financial results. While it may have missed analysts and investors expectations, the Kyoto based company has released worldwide hardware figures for both of its current devices. The Nintendo 3DS has sold a total of 57.94 million units to date and software sales are at 264.53 million units. Of course, the Wii U hasn’t done quite as well but it has managed to sell 12.6 million units of hardware and 79.3 million units of software to date.
In the last three months of 2015, Nintendo sold 1.87 million Wii U consoles and 3.6 million 3DS units.
The 3DS sold 5.9 million units of hardware and 38 million units of software in the past nine months. 3DS hardware sales have topped 57.94 million units to date, while software unit sales are at 264.53 million units. The top seller in the past nine months on the 3DS was Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which has sold more than 2.9 million units
In the last nine months, the Wii U console sold just 3 million units of hardware and 22 million units of software. The Wii U video game console sold 12.6 million units of hardware and 79.3 million units of software to date. The top seller in the past nine months on the Wii U is Splatoon, which has sold 4 million units. By comparison, Sony has sold an estimated 36 million units to date of its PlayStation 4 console, and Microsoft has sold an estimated 19 million Xbox One consoles.
Nintendo may have missed its earnings expectations for the third quarter financial results 2015 but it does have some big titles in store for gamers this year on Wii U. We’ve already seen a number of titles that have surpassed a million units sold, but what about what’s yet to come? Well Nintendo has detailed the six games announced so far with a definite 2016 release and you’ll be pleased to know that The Legend of Zelda Wii U is still on track for release on the platform this calendar year.
- The Legends of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – March 4
- Pokkén Tournament – March 18
- Star Fox Zero – April 22
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem – 2016
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 2016
- The Legend of Zelda Wii U – 2016