Animal Crossing And Fire Emblem Headed to Mobile

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Nintendo’s next mobile games will be based on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing. Here is what the company had to say:

Nintendo’s Next Mobile Apps: Building on the positive consumer reaction to Miitomo, Nintendo announced that its next two mobile apps would be based on the familiar and beloved Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises. Nintendo plans to release both of these applications this autumn. As for the former app, while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design the latter game so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment. Both of these are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business. Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.

This information was given during Nintendo’s investor meeting. Seems like both titles would fit perfectly on the mobile (iOS and Android) platform as they have found homes on Nintendo’s own mobile platforms in the past. Count me excited.

Mobile Gaming and Modern Society

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For many, online gaming is an integral part of daily life with commuters enjoying games whilst on the train or bus and others preferring to play a game or two as they relax at home. For some, games are merely a way to pass the time, but for others, online tournaments and interactive games are a way of communicating and enjoying shared interests with like-minded people, but why is online gaming so popular and so important to modern society?

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Miitomo Apparently Making 40K a Day in Revenue

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Survey Monkey had the following to share regarding Miitomo’s daily revenue:

Making it rain – $280,000 per week

Monetization has also increased steadily and we estimate that the game is now making $40,000 combined per day across iOS and Android. Roughly 80% of the revenue is from iOS with Android only contributing 20%.

On a per-user basis, we estimate the app has an ARPDAU (Average Revenue Per Daily Active User) of 3-4 cents. While low compared to mid-core games like Supercell’s Clash Royale, this is actually a healthy number for a more casual game like Miitomo, especially early on.

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first official foray into the smartphone market, has seen tremendous success thus far for the company and we don’t see it slowing down. Perennially, I have enjoyed the “social network” and can understand why people have flocked to the game due to its wide appeal. I will be interested to see how Nintendo’s future iOS and Android releases will fair as this is only the beginning for the big N.

Stay tuned for more Miitomo news. Have you downloaded Miitomo yet?

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Miitomo Has Been Downloaded Over 1.6 Million Times in US Alone

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In just 4 days, Miitomo, Nintendo’s first official mobile social media game, has been downloaded over 1.6 million times in the US alone. Miitomo was released on March 30th and is available for iOS and Android. 51% of Miitomo’s install base comes from the US, more than any other territory. Other top regions were Great Britain, France, Germany, and Canada.

Crazy stuff and we can’t wait to see what happens next for Miitomo. I am certainly enjoying it thus far.

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POKEMON TRADING CARD GAME ONLINE COMING TO ANDROID DEVICES

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Android users get ready for Pokemon! The Pokemon Trading Card Game online is finally headed to the Android platform in the near future. The popular title was released on iOS a while back but is now officially headed to Android users. People who want to get in on the TCG need to be running Android OS 4.0 or later and the game is currently in an open beta.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Miitomo Hits Number 1 On US iPhone Charts

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Miitomo, Nintendo first foray into the iOS market, has hit the charts coming in at #1. The nifty little social media application hit the coveted number in under 24 hours and has been entertaining to yours truly. Keep in ming that this is just on Apple platforms so we have yet to see how well it will do on Android devices. I have downloaded it and am liking it thus far.

Congrats Nintendo.

Pokemon GO Beta Test Has Started For Japan

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Fans who are looking forward to Pokemon Go get ready; the beta test for the upcoming mobile title has started in Japan. The Pokemon Company will invite players into the beta test by using a special lottery based system and apparently will be difficult to get in. Those who aren’t lucky enough to get into the beta the first time should note that more invites will go out in due time.

No official release date has been given for the title but expect Pokemon Go by the end of the year.

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Miitomo Tops 1 Million Users in 3 Days

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Miitomo, Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile genre, has officially passed 1 million users. The application was released in Japan and has reached this impressive milestone in just 3 days time. Miitomo debuted in Japan on March 17 and will be headed to other regions in the very near future.

Nintendo has to be thrilled with these numbers and we are eager to download Miitomo for ourselves whenever it’s released. Great news for Nintendo.

Miitomo Release Date Revealed For Japan

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Nintendo has announced that their first mobile title, Miitomo, will Launch in Japan on March 17th. Next week will mark the release of the highly anticipated (yes I think it should be considered “highly anticipated”) mobile title from Nintendo and we will keep you all up to date on the momentous occasion. I would imagine that a Western release will not be too far behind so as soon as we hear something, we will let you know.

Does Miitomo catch your fancy? You know you plan on downloading it….

Target Announces Its Top Selling Products

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Target has released their sales thus far for the busy Holiday shopping season and Apple along with Nintendo seem to be raking in the sales. According to the popular retail chain, the three top-selling products this year were the iPad, the Apple Watch and the Wii U. It’s refreshing to see the Wii U mentioned in the list and we will see if the big N can ride this momentum deep into the Holiday season.

Congrats to Apple and Nintendo for taking the top 3 spots from Target.

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