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Nintendo Shares Spike 8% Due To Miitomo Success

Shares in Nintendo has spiked 8 percent today due to the success of the company’s first foray into the world of smartphone gaming. The social application Miitomo was downloaded one million times in three days and topped both the iOS and Android App Stores in Japan. Those of us in the west will be getting Miitomo later this month.

“Just imagine what a Nintendo game could do for this company,” Serkan Toto, chief executive of game industry consultancy Kantan Games, told CNBC by phone.

“If these guys launch a full Mario mobile game with half decent monetization techniques then I think Nintendo can have multiple times that number of users they reached with Miitomo.”

“Toto added that this app had little marketing but still managed to get a big user figure, laying a good base for Nintendo’s future mobile titles.”


38 thoughts on “Nintendo Shares Spike 8% Due To Miitomo Success”

    1. I don’t think the first app is necessarily about “bringing in some money” it is more about creating a mobile base and assess the market for a Nintendo app, albeit a free one, with limited promotion and with an app that is a bridge to other products as opposed to just an app that is more singular in its usage

      1. Considering it offers microtransactions with prices going up to ~$80, I’d say making money with it probably is somewhat one of their goals.

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    2. No! I don’t want to use a silly flip phone. I like my phone that allows me to browse the web and do whatever I want. 90% of the time it’s used for just that. My phone is my personal entertainment device when I don’t have access to other things. And I appreciate that a lot. Btw, I used my phone to post this comment. Haha.

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            1. Even though that was funny, I’m gonna go kill something on Witcher 3 later & pretend it’s Kensuke Tanabe. “How dare you fuck with Metroid with chibi shit!? BURN IN THE ETERNAL FIRE!!!”

  1. There is no “success” yet to Miitomo. A million people every day download FREE APP’S. It’s in the “Lets try it I got nothing better to do phase” After a month if it’s still in the top gotten apps, then you can call it a success.

  2. Serkan Toto, PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! This guy & his obsession with Nintendo making a full Mario, Zelda, etc game into a mobile game is making me sick. Like Kensuke Tanabe, I’m gonna kill something on the Witcher 3 while pretending it’s Serkan! Maybe I’ll add Reggie’s ass into that mix, too! Maybe I should also add Don Mattrick, Sakurai, Itagaki, Inafune, whoever the asshole in charge of Konami is, Pachter, Capcom because they had the gall to actually ask people if they want a new Mega Man when it should be obvious as fuck, & a plethora of other video game related people doing stupid things this gen.

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  4. I think Nintendo is having a difficult time reaching out to westerners with its products. I still don’t know what the fuck Miitomo is, and I’m having a hard time giving a shit, and it sounds like a cutesy Japanese word that you would hear in an anime for little girls. What I had hoped is that Nintendo would commission mobile games utilizing lesser known IPs (Kid Icarus, Punch Out, Excitebike, etc.), i.e., fondly remembered IPs that may never see the light of day again otherwise. But no, Nintendo has to do some fucked up shit instead.

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