“Nintendo’s first smartphone app — Miitomo — launched Thursday in Japan, and will soon debut in other markets,” Ravi Hiranand reports for CNNMoney. “It’s distinctly social, and at first glance, may seem like a bizarre turn for a company known for games.”
“The app asks questions of users, such as their favorite TV show, or what they hope to be doing in 10 years,” Hiranand reports. “They’re the sort of general queries that Nintendo says rarely come up in normal conversation. The answers are then shared with friends in messages delivered by Miis — the cartoonish avatars featured in Wii Sports, one of Nintendo’s biggest hits of the last decade.”
Hiranand reports, “Miitomo is the first of five apps Nintendo plans to release on smartphones and tablets over the next year, as it tries to diversify and rely less on dedicated game consoles.”
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