Finally, Nintendo has stepped into the mobile gaming market. The Japanese publisher and developer revealed today that preregistration is open for Miitomo, its first mobile game made in partnership with DeNA. It comes out next month.
The registrations are open for the game and you can head over to this link and sign up for a Nintendo Account, a new service from the company that will link its multiple platforms. Doing so will alert you when the game becomes available.
The particular title is definitely a big deal for the company as the Wii platform is still not doing good and this will serve as a platform for the company to increase revenue. According to Newzoo, the market is the part of a growing industry that is already worth $34.8 billion in 2015. If this game comes out as a hit, it will serve as a solid start for the company in mobile gaming. Getting the users registered serves multiple purposes, the registrants will enter Nintendo’s new account system, which makes them potential buyers for future products and will serve as a good promotion.
“Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets you spark conversations with your friends in a whole new way and uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted with the launch of Wii Sports in 2006,” Nintendo explained in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Miitomo creates conversations and turns discussions into a form of play by prompting users to answer all kinds of questions. Did you know that your best friend’s favorite food is pizza? Maybe, but did you know her favorite music genre is secretly polka? And that she believes in aliens? The answers get shared among friends, sparking interesting conversations – part of the fun is discovering surprise facts about your friends that you never knew before. When users hear how their friends responded to questions, they can give it a ‘heart’ or comment through text or with a picture.”