Nintendo Making a Mii App for Smartphones


Nintendo has been infamously reticent when it comes to embracing mobile devices, but the company is slowly changing its tune — and soon there will be an app to prove it. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently revealed that Nintendo is working on an app that would let users use their Mii avatars outside of games and the company’s own Miiverse social network.

“It would be fun for players to use their Mii characters as icons on social media,” he told Japan’s Nikkei business daily. “We are currently developing an application that will allow users to do that.” The app will be officially announced later in the year, and right now there are next to no details — we don’t know what social networks it will support and on what mobile platforms it will be available.

It doesn’t sound like the most robust app — it’s a far cry from actually developing smartphone apps or games that utilize Nintendo vast library of well-known characters — and it shows how slowly Nintendo has been moving in the mobile space compared to its competitors.

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SOURCE: The Verge, Andrew Webster

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