Nintendo: Kimishima talks about Miitomo, membership goals, more

MiitomoEarlier today, Nikkei posted an interview with Tatsumi Kimishima (the first one since he became president of Nintendo, a few weeks ago). Unsurprisingly, one of the topics tackled is mobile apps, and including Miitomo (Nintendo’s very first mobile application, which was revealed yesterday during the usual meeting with investors).

Tatsumi Kimishi revealed that all Nintendo apps/games on mobile platforms would be translated into eight languages, and released in over 100 countries as fast as possible. As mentioned yesterday during the presentation, how fast each app is released in each region will depend on the IP used. The goal for the company is to get up to 100-200 million My Nintendo members all around the world.

He also explained that Miitomo was delayed in order to spend more time polishing and promoting it: it’s their very first mobile app, so it’s no wonder the company wants to do things right (after all, the first impression is crucial, and many people will download Miitomo simply out of curiosity).

Miitomo will be Free 2 Play, with the usual microtransactions. Those will be used to purchase additional outfits for your Mii, but also in-app games. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t reveal what the in-app games would be.

When asked about the future of the company, Tatsumi Kimishima said he believed there was potential for very high profits, even exceeding those of the Wii / DS era. Finally, he reiterated that Nintendo would reveal its NX platform next year, and once again promised a totally new gaming experience.

Source: Nikkei
Via: Serkan Toto, NeoGAF


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