The new chat app Miitomo from Nintendo has just been launched last week, and many of you might be in need of knowing a few things before you get started. The platform is a mix between a social network and a game and is the first app from Nintendo to hit the mobile gaming stores. So far, it has proven to be quite a hit, since users have been downloading Miitomo by the millions over the last few days.
Back in its homeland in Japan, the app has already recorded over one million downloads, surpassing the top messaging app Line. In the United States, Miitomo has been downloaded more than three million times since it was released.
When you start, you will first be prompted to create a Nintendo account that can also import profiles from existing Miis from either a 3DS or a Wii U by using a QR code. Miis are internet avatars, but they also have wonderful animations that make them come alive. When creating your Mii, you also have the option of taking a selfie that will automatically be transformed into the avatar.
Furthermore, you can customize it any way you like by changing the hair style and color, but also facial features. You also have the option of changing the pitch, accent, speed, depth and energy of your Mii’s voice and the expression, manners, attitude, and movement in order to create the best representation of yourself.
Next, you will be prompted to answer various questions about yourself in complete sentences, and give as many details as possible in order to convey an extensive personality to your Mii. The questions range from your favorite aspect about cats to what brought a smile on your face recently or the place where you wish to retire. This also serves as starters for conversations, especially between new Miitomo friends.
Nintendo has also created a monetary system for its app. You can thus buy various outfits for your avatar by spending gold coins, including shoes, shirts, dresses and even complete outfits. You can earn these coins by answering questions, commenting, listening to answers or simply logging in daily. However, these free coins are limited every day. You can also spend real money for the coins and receive all the perks of Miitomo.
In this way, the company has avoided including annoying advertisements. Should you wish to buy game currency, you should know that 1,000 gold coins cost $0.99, while 67,500 coins come in batches for $49.99.
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