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Nintendo Will Release A Mii App For Tablets And Phones Next Year

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has informed investors that the company is planning to release a Mii application for smartphones and tablets sometime next year. They were originally planning to release the app this year, but they had so many ideas that they thought it would be best to delay it until it’s polished and ready. Iwata says that the app isn’t about making money, but instead strengthens the connection between the company and consumers.

Thanks, Benji

184 thoughts on “Nintendo Will Release A Mii App For Tablets And Phones Next Year”

  1. Good, hope this leads up to a Nintendo Network app, with Miiverse, eShop, Download Management, and Friend List!

      1. Actually, that feature needs to go. I don’t think ANYONE is using it or even bother. I tried it once and all it does is act like a universal remote and TV guide, it doesn’t stream TV audio/picture which would’ve been fucking cool if it did but no. This feature needs to die as for Xbox DOne trying to mimic this and make itself have an identity crisis.

    1. I’d much rather have them actually make Wii U on par with last gen consoles in terms of features before going into smartphone market with with apps like these. Why are they making this when they promised Miiverse app that they never made. I actually belive that Iwata is retarded or paid by Sony or MS to make retarded decisions.There must be a rational explanation. There must be!

      1. Umm, maybe because they’re working on actual games for the Wii U and 3DS platform to keep them selling and the mobile apps are just an afterthought and experimentation of trying out the mobile market step by step.

        1. So they have only game departments? No UI, software update or whatever they are called departments? Do you actually believe that? You must be autistic or something.

          1. And do you have any idea what Autism is or is your disrespectful fucking ass imply Autism as being “retarded”? 1. Fuck you and 2. Look up the terms before using them because pretending to know things doesn’t make you sound smart at all. Dipshit.

            1. Oh how you all fall for the same thing. I didn’t mean to call you retarded, because retards can at least understand that they are wrong. I have had many arguments with autists and they never realize that they are wrong. Never. It’s quite interesting. I highly advise you to look into that. Go see a psychiatrist. I really do believe that most of you fanboys have some sort of disorder. You have to have something, because your ignorance and delusional behavior are beyond my comprehension and if something is beyond my comprehesion….that is saying something.

              Btw. You failed to address the actual point of the comment, like I thought you would.

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                Your so called “comprehension” doesn’t stretch that far anyway so of course more evolved lifeforms like myself will never make any sense to your primitive cerebro…

                It’s amusing to see how you never Think you are wrong when you are wrong atleast 75% of the times, maybe you should make an appointment with that psychiatrist yourself…

                1. I’m wrong at least 75% of the times? Why haven’t you proven me wrong once, then? It would seem that if I was wrong so often it would be pretty easy.

      2. We can allready access Miiverse through the browser, so there’s no rush for that. And Wii U have no problems on that front, the games looks and plays great.

        1. Wii U has no problems on what front? Features? Oh, is that so? Where is the cross game chat? Unified eShop accounts, messaging system outside of Miiverse (I don’t want to wait a minute for it to go into Miiverse to send a message), Invite into your game feature, possibly achievements since Nintendo seems to put them in their games individually which makes no sense. They should make a universal achievement system like Xbox has so that they can prolong the life of their games and give users some bragging rights. Shallow, but it’s something many would like and it doesn’t hurt to have. Backgrounds, possibly free. It’s 2014, PCs and mobile phones have had free backgrounds since….backgrounds existed. I’d like them to patch their games to have online, but I know that won’t happen since it’s Nintendo, they aren’t pro consumer.

          Miiverse app is necessary since they announced it back in 2013 and said it would come out in spring. If there can be a billion indie developed apps, why can’t a huge company like Nintendo make a fucking app? You can go into any site over your browser, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram….how many do that? Not many.

          Oh, also. Before you start talking bullshit like “I don’t need that, that can wait”, remember, dear imbecile, you aren’t the only person with a Wii U, ergo, things that you don’t want don’t apply do everyone and vice versa. How could more features really hurt anyone?

          1. -Subject Noa (Donko): Oh, also. Before you start talking bullshit like “I don’t need that, that can wait”, remember, dear imbecile, you aren’t the only person with a Wii U, ergo, things that you don’t want don’t apply do everyone and vice versa. How could more features really hurt anyone?-

            Said the biggest hypocrite in here that goes against everyone that doesn’t share his misguided opinions…

            Karma is alive, Newton’s Third Law, Exposed…

                1. Karma can only work if you believe in supernatural. I fortunately don’t. I value logic and rational thinking, and when you tell me that every human got what they deserved in WW2 or in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and every and last baby that was born with terrible birth defects or died at birth, I really am impressed at how many retards there are undercover.

                  Read on it. It was never proven to work. It’s just a comparison.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    I see you still don’t know what I mean, you’ll never find out…

                    IT wasn’t even refering to this Karma crap…

                    1. I don’t see “Karma is alive, Newton’s Third Law, Exposed…”?

                      Too bad you can’t delete or edit that, right? It’s there to haunt you.

                      And if you are talking about “Said the biggest hypocrite in here that goes against everyone that doesn’t share his misguided opinions…”

                      That is not an argument. You always claim that I’m wrong, but never elaborate your thoughts. You can’t.

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        This goes way back, something you stll don’t get…

                        I’m just having fun tormenting you while you are totally oblivious…

                        1. Yes, I’m sure that is correct. I know you’d give your right leg to prove me wrong, but now since you can’t, you are pretending like you know something.

                          It goes way back, but you stated your knowledge about that today, yeah, sure, I believe you.

                          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                            I’ve been saying that for a long time, it’s just you that is too primitive to understand advanced logics…

                            1. Have you really? You just call me a hypocrite, but today is the first time you ever said that you have something against me, but you know what they say “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”, and I’d like to see evidence. If you can’t provide it, stop wasting my time. I can claim that you jerk off to your sister and that your dad has raped you, that you have no job and no friends, but I’d have to prove that. You must be sick to think that the world works that way.

                              So here, let me simplify this for your weak little brain. Either support your claims with evidence or don’t claim anything.

                                1. Agony? Well, I’m pretty unhappy that the world is full of ignorant imbeciles like you, but I wouldn’t say that I’m in any sort of agony.

                                            1. Hahaha, where have you proven me irrelevant, please show me, and if I am irrelevant, why are you replying to my comments?

                                              I know you’d answer with something like “Because I enjoy screwing with your brain”. You should get more creative because you are just insulting yourself by calling me irrelevant and then replying again and again and again.

                                              You just want a hole to prove me wrong because if you do, you will start calling yourself more intelligent than a person with a genius level IQ. I’m wrong sometimes, but you are wrong on pretty much every turn.

                              1. They should make an app called ‘Nintendo App’ instead in which you can access Nintendo Website, Nintendo Eshop, Nintendo Network, Mii Channel and Mii Verse.

                                  1. And how is that sadly? So far, Apple’s App Store is thriving with so many good applications. Google Play’s variety and exclusive suck ass and nobody bothers with Windows or Amazon phones anyway.

                                      1. And there lies the problem. You choosing quanty over quality is a bad call. You cannot own any iOS device if you wish but doing so for a dumb reason only means you a bad end if you pick something else that’s worse.

                                        1. Buying an iOS device means having to re-buy all of my apps, and having a system I’m not overly fond over. I have no problems with Android.

                                          1. Umm dummy, once you buy an app from Apple App Store, you can redownload all purchased apps on any signed in device for free. You remember when we argue about Nintendo needing a universal account system? iOS has that. Sign into any iOS device and redownload any and all purchased contents for free. B/ Now how is that “re-buying” in any sense? Clearly you never knew anything about Apple. Exposed.

                                                1. I’d probably get an LG, Droid, or HTC phone. I don’t really care about iPhones. They have a nice app store, but I don’t care for 90% of that stuff. I rarely ever download games on my phone. That’s why I play video game systems. The iPhones just seem like the same thing every time to me. I’m really picky about expensive things such as phones so I’m going to need one that gives me actual improvements that I care about. Like that super high resolution 1440p LG phone! :D

                                                  1. HTC is good and I would go for that forst before anything else but stay the hell away from Galaxy. Its no good or better. You say you don’t care for Apple’s App Store but their app store has a lot more apps and games to offer compare to Google Play thats crowded with freemium crap and Samsung or Blackberry app stores. But whatever. lol

                                                    1. I have an iPad and an Android phone and I could care less about either of their stores. I once downloaded some Minecraft ripoff or whatever it was on the iPad but that’s about it. I don’t care. Lol.

                                                            1. Because it’s about building anything you want. You have to use your imagination. And you said it sucks which means you have no imagination. Which means you suck at the game. lol

                                                                1. And saying it to someone who always pays close attention to Apple related news and never heard of such thing yet, is a sad ass scene.

                                                                  That hasn’t happened. It did happen to some kid’s iPod touch once which was a very rare incident and the cause of it was possible overheating.

                                                            2. Wow, you are stupid. Let me do this slow and clear for you, then. Now, I own a tablet and a smartphone, both using Android. If I were to buy an iOS device, I’d have to re-buy all of the apps I allready have on my android devices, which is not something I want to do. Therefore, I won’t buy an iOS device, ever.

                                                              1. So that’s it? Re-buying on a different platform? No shit because they are on DIFFERENT PLATFORMS. They’re not the same. Its like if I bought a game on Wii U and then move on to PS4 to buy the same game. I have to rebuy them again because they’re both on different platforms that dont support cross platform buy. Your logic and excuse to hate on iOS is still stupid dude.

                                                                  1. I don’t hate iOS, I just don’t like it. And if I keep buying Android, I don’t have to re-buy all my apps, so why should I change?

                                                                    1. Same shit as if you were buying another iOS device either its iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can redownload paid apps again without another charge. HTF is that any different? lol

                                                                      1. It’s not a problem. Had I started with iOS devices, I probably wound’t have changed to Android. But I chose Android as it is easier to change between producers. I have a Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy TabS right now. Love the tablet, not overly fond over the phone. Might switch to HTC or Sony with my next phone, but I’ll keep using Samsung tablets!

                                                                        1. Then what’s the real problem with you and iOS? Because cross buy in multiple platforms are nonexistent and it involves with all platforms that are not the same. Buying on iOS doesn’t mean you can get the same for free on Android, Xbox Live Marketplace, PSN or even Nintendo eShop.

                                                                          1. What I said in my original comment was that it would probably come to iOS first, as it is faster to develop for. I used the “sadly”, as I don’t own any iOS devices, and we (Android owners) will have to wait longer than everyone who has an iOS device.

                                                                            1. When I had Android, I had to wait forever for a good update and when I got it, it introduced more annoying bugs and problems that I instantly hated the platform. Buying Note 3 was a huge mistake for me.

                                                                              1. Aha, I see. Well, it’s all about personal experience and preference. I prefer not being locked to one company, guessing that’s what kept me. Android has definitely had some problems, though.

                                                                                  1. Well, as one has to choose, Android fitted my bill the best. If I would start to dislike the Apple products, I would have to change to Android anyways. I have to say Apple is taking their phones the right directions with the newest, though!

                                                                                    1. Then why hate iOS? I get why Android for a few reasons but iOS is not even bad. Sorta restrictive in a few places like Bluetooth sharing but far from being horrendous.

                                                                                                    1. Whats the difference? Ever since Apple introduced Retina Display, everyone followed suit. Pretty much all devices are in HD and you can hardly tell the difference. lol

                                                                                                      1. Not exactly sure how it works with phones, but with PC’s I can easily tell the difference between 720p, 900p, and 1080p. People always try to tell me that I have superhuman eyes or something and it makes me mad. It’s easy to spot the difference. They all must be blind!

                                                                                                        1. I can tell 1080p/60FPS on PC indefinitely. Not even PS4 is close to that so this “next gen” gaming on consoles is a shame. Only Wii U stands out because its trying out offering a different experience with many exclusives you don’t get anywhere else. That’s why many say it makes sense to own a reasonable PC with Steam and a Nintendo console. Maybe PS because it has some decent exclusives but they’re not as memorable or fun in the long run.

                                                                                                          1. But do you have a PC capable of playing this generation’s games at 1080p 60fps? Nope. I’d like to think not. When you compare consoles, it doesn’t make any sense to compare it to PC because it obviously has better performance. A good gaming PC built for this generation would be at least $1000. In addition to the price of Nintendo’s own systems, that’s too much money for some people.

                                                                                                          2. Here is the difference from what I see. 720p is just your standard High Definition. Colors look brighter and words are clearer, but image quality still looks blurry for videos. 900p is a slight step up from 720p. Screens are brighter and look as if they have better color, but they look more or less the same as 720. You can still notice it though. 1080p is a huge noticeable difference. Words look sharp and video and images are crisp and have brighter, more vivid color. Not many people actually get to see true 1080p though because most TV networks and stuff don’t even go past 720 and their video game consoles like the PS3 for example put marketing nonsense on the back of their cases saying it’s 1080p even though it is nowhere near that resolution. And people end up getting tricked thinking that they know what it looks like. Today I saw a PS4 kiosk at Walmart and I was absolutely blown away by the 1080p footage they had of games. Even stuff I had no interest in like Killzone Shadow Fall look AMAZING. PS4 owners definitely have all the right to brag about that resolution because it is definitely a sight to behold. 720p doesn’t come anywhere close to it and I honestly want to bitchslap anyone that says they can’t tell the difference. I’m sorry. I just find that annoying. Lol.

                                                                                                            1. PS4 owners shouldn’t be bragging to have 900p maximum because thats all they’re gonna get mostly and the generation difference isn’t that huge. It looks likes a cosmetic (small) update from 7th gen. Nothing more, nothing less.

                                                                                                            2. I’ll remember that!

                                                                                                              Also, thanks for being reasonable, didn’t think those types of persons still existed!

                                                                                                1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

                                                                                                  If it was a mobile version of a game like Zelda, they’d be stupid. But this is an app that will get consumers to play on Nintendo consoles. Releasing this on Windows would be directly targeting a specific audience that Nintendo doesn’t have.

                                                                                                  If anything, Microsoft won’t allow the app on their app store.

                                                                                              1. Should just be windows, development (especially for the coming windows 10 platform) is so streamlined that it would be easy for them to make it for phone,PC and Xbox all at once

                                                                                                    1. I remember not too long ago when I was complaining about the New 3DS.and you brought up how other companies like Apple keep bringing out iPhones every year. And then you went out and bought an iPhone 6. Sigh…

                                                                                                      1. Thats because I’m bringin up a point that people arguing over this new revision is ridiculous and at the dame time they buy Madden and COD every fucking year as well as not complaining much about every other type of technology that updates on a regular basis. As for me buying the iPhone, I don’t buy every iPhone every year because iPhone 6 is the first iPhone I even owned out of my pocket.

                                                                                                        1. I know! And that’s exactly where you messed up in your comment. “And yet they buy CoD and Madden every year”. You do not know what games they play. The people that buy those games every year most likely don’t give a crap about the 3DS. Or anything Nintendo related for that matter.

                                                                                              1. They should buy blackberry, then fuse bb os with the own teck, then make all new phones with the option of Android or windows. Then make Nintendo/BB apps for both.

                                                                                                1. Why no edited android so they won’t have to pay royalties on the OS and sales? That way they can also keep their games in a controlled enviorment without hardware fragmentation so their games can run as best as possible.

                                                                                              2. Pfft Nintendo can’t even compete with home consoles, what makes you think that they can handle the mobile market? Lmfaooo!!!

                                                                                                1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

                                                                                                  I agree that Nintendo won’t be able to handle the handheld market. But I don’t see what else Nintendo can do in the handheld market without making their handheld closer and closer to that of a phone. It’s the next logical evolutionary step.

                                                                                                    1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

                                                                                                      How in the world do I sound butthurt? The 3DS is dominating but that’s because the VIta is selling like crap. It has no direct competition from anyone. Besides, the 3DS isn’t selling as well as the DS and is selling thousands of times less than smartphones do.

                                                                                                      1. Wait a minute. You say becouse the Vita is sailing like crap, the 3ds doesn’t have any competition. The Vita IS the 3ds competition, it just got blown out of the water. The 3ds over took it’s competition.

                                                                                                        And the ‘new’ 3ds just had record launch numbers in Japan. Yes, even more so than the DS itself.

                                                                                                        1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

                                                                                                          I’m saying the Vita is not offering the 3DS any true competition at the moment. No one is spending days debating over getting a 3DS or a Vita because they’re both so good. The 3DS HAS blown the Vita out of the water, like you said, which is why the 3DS isn’t facing any real competition. You’re arguing over semantics.

                                                                                                          The New 3DS sold more than the DSi. Not the DS. The New 3DS had record launch numbers for a new iteration of a handheld already released. It’s still NOWHERE near the sales of the original DS.

                                                                                                          1. That’s like saying the PS2 sold becouse it didn’t have any competition. The Ps2 hammered it’s competition, becouse of the dvd player. 3ds Hammered it’s competition becouse of it’s software. Remember your original argument that the 3ds was successful becouse of a lack of competition. Thats what i’m argueing, and that is incorrect. It sold becouse of it’s software. But as of right now, yes your right about the 3ds not having heavy competition at the moment.

                                                                                                            And yea, my bad, the new 3ds outsold the dsi. But remember the dsi was insanely successful, and to be able to outsell that device right out the gate is a remarkable feat.

                                                                                                        2. Dude, 8 million Vitas vs. 50 million 3DS in three years, that’s not competition. That’s an embarrassment of Sony’s portable blunders. Nintendo doesn’t have to worry about Vita anyway because it’s a DOA system, worst than GameCube and Wii U put together.

                                                                                                2. Actually, they have and had handled the home console market fairly decently, and their handheld consoles are practically always a success.
                                                                                                  Also, competing in a home console market is much harder than competing in mobile apps market so I don’t see the real point of this attempt at an insult.

                                                                                                  1. The reason why it’s hard for them to compete in the home console market is because they don’t even advertise their damn products. The main reason why the 3DS is doing so well is because there is no competition! The 3DS is basically the only handheld console in the market right now so it would have to sell well.

                                                                                                    1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

                                                                                                      I just finished explaining this to someone else. They face no direct competition in the handheld market ATM. They’d BETTER be selling 3DSes.

                                                                                                    2. The Vita is still on the market! And you act like the 3ds was launched with no competition, and that is just flat out incorrect. The Vita was the 3ds’s competition, and if you remember, it was head to head at the beginning. The 3ds started to pull away becoue of it’s software. And now the 3ds dominates the Vita, becouse of it’s Software! Your implying the 3ds was successful becouse of the lack of competition. Sorry but your wrong.

                                                                                                    1. Wow the delusion in this one is too much. lol Xbox DOne didn’t break through five million sold yet and during the same time last year, Wii U did. Reality says Xbox DOne did worst than Wii U last year and in this bit, Microsoft deserved it.

                                                                                                3. They’re not even competing in the mobile market yet fool and the idea behind that is split. Nintendo fans by majority says is a bad idea because of low cost games that could suck and then you have the cheap ass hypocrites saying its a good idea to buy their games at $5-10 with microtransactions all over and ads.

                                                                                                  You say Nintendo can’t compete in the home console market? Xbox never won a single fucking gaming generation and you forgot who technically won last generation…Wii doesn’t ring any bells? lol

                                                                                                1. Have you tried it? What’s the benefit of having a mii app? Absolutely nothing! They count have focused on an official Nintendo app; having the latest news and eshop deals, being able to purchase a game through the app. Kinda like the PlayStation app.

                                                                                                  1. Who says that’s not exactly what this App is? I can’t imagine it being just a updated 3DS camera app with included Mii maker actually.

                                                                                                    I think this is another case of Nintendo picking bad names/work titles.

                                                                                                  2. You only know about its existence, not even the developers know what to expect from this project. But I guess you know more than them….

                                                                                                  3. Are you dumb? The app is not out yet, but you act like someone who knows what it will do. If you don’t know what it will do, shut up and wait until it comes out. Then, and only then, you have a reason to whine about it.

                                                                                            1. Ugh. People don’t know how much I hate Miis. I got upset at my bro for making miis in Smash bros 3ds because I clearly did not want them.

                                                                                              1. Don’t get upset because someone likes something you don’t like. We get it that you dislike Miis, but getting upset is not the answer, especially if you grow a hatred towards someone close.

                                                                                                1. There’s a difference. You bring upon another company on a Nintendo based news site. I’m bringing upon the same company in the same news site.


                                                                                                    1. He IS a Nintendo fan. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have a Wii U. And he wouldn’t have bought Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, etc. Exposed.

                                                                                              2. You got upset at your brother for playing a certain character just because you didn’t want Miis in…?
                                                                                                YOU GOT UPSET AT YOUR BROTHER FOR WANTING TO PLAY A CHARACTER YOU DIDN’T WANT IN?!?
                                                                                                *slow and sarcastic clapping*
                                                                                                Our generation is screwed.

                                                                                              3. I’m also guessing that you were forced to cleanse your 3DS from Super Smash Bros. due to the fact that your brother has commited the satanic act of creating a Mii character on it.
                                                                                                You might also have considered hacking the game just to dispose of the travesty that is Multi-man smash, a mode with an abundance of those godforsaken Miis.

                                                                                            2. i dont know if someone mentioned it but Nintendo Tvii is still not working for people located in Europe (aka the forgotten continent or the after thought continent). I think they should focus on this rather than an apps for android…. just saying that could be a selling point for the customer in Europe. Btw while I am it, for the US people (they are the majoriyof Uk hatter) who moans about the fact the wii U is not selling very well here a why among several

                                                                                                1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

                                                                                                  That isn’t fair to say. I’m American and I NEVER buy first person shooters. I’m up for anything. Just not a game where the main mechanic of fun involves shooting stuff in the first person perspective. If it were a rhythm based shooting game, with dating sim and elements and perhaps some transformation sequences, that would be okay.

                                                                                                  1. Well, he was responding to my comment about europeans only buying Fifa. He’s right btw if your referring to the majority. The majority of Americans buy fps.

                                                                                            3. A phone app for miis would be good if it did voice chat party so you can use it when playing online games with friends otherwise I’d prefer more mii features for my 3ds and wii u.

                                                                                            4. More bridging between Nintendo Console and mobile. Not sure if they’re actually moving or just connecting between worlds without going over one side too far. But this is kinda cool. Now I can create Mii’s from my iPhone and use them in any format: iPhone and Wii U. :)

                                                                                              1. How about actually focusing on fixing the systems issues like region lock, lack of third party, and no universal account system first? I don’t need this useless junk….

                                                                                                    1. Its not just a big few doing it. Its because stupid fucks who keep wasting money on these scams of a video game, the entire 3rd party is gonna see them as suckers and do that kind of trend themselves to scam money. They dont give a fuck and thank god Nintendo is still alive because I dont see them do that shit. Most of their games are great in quality and never deliverately stripped for DLC and then sell it at full price like Destiny and Watchdogs.

                                                                                                1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

                                                                                                  Nintendo’s pretty hipster about these kinds of things. They’ll eventally join the party fashionably late after the trends have been well established. And regarding the app, I hope it isn’t like the Ubisoft partner application that get released with every game. Those things suck. And I hate that I actually have to play them in order to unlock in-game content! Talk about user unfriendly.

                                                                                                  1. Fashionably late? Well, I guess my money is going to be fashionably late too if they want to keep playing with me. My Wii U doesn’t even work anymore and. I’d have been bought a new one if there was a universal account system. I could easily transfer my stuff to a new console, but I have to go through this nonsense of sending my Wii U to Nintendo and that costs extra money and it also wastes my time.

                                                                                                2. can’t agree more with you. there are so many things nintendo need to work on the wii u that creating an apps on android phone is useless at this stage. Saying that Iwata stated that nintendo created a Apps/game phone development studio/division in 2013, I guess this announcement is just to justify the creation of it.

                                                                                            5. When Nintendo takes time to polish a product the result rarely disappoints. I’m hoping for MiiVerse support, however, I’ll most likely download the app no matter what.

                                                                                            6. It’s both interesting and creepy to see Nintendo stepping into new territories like this. I just hope they don’t get too carried away with it. Because after all, we all know that nothing beats dedicated gaming consoles.

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