Nintendo's Miitomo is now rolling out in select markets

Miitomo is now rolling out in select markets, namely those in Europe as well as the U.S. While the process has kicked off, it may take the store sometime to propagate and make the app available for your device. It's a big deal though since this is Nintendo's first smartphone app. And note that we call it an app, because this is a messaging client utilizing Nintendo Mii characters.

"Once their Mii is ready, users can add friends who already have the app in person, or by linking the app with their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts. After that step is complete, it's time to answer some questions! Miitomo creates conversations and turns discussions into a form of play by prompting users to answer all kinds of fun questions."

It's an interesting take on the messaging category of apps. The app itself is available for free though there are in-app purchases for additional avatar customization. There's a bunch of neat little features so do give it a download and see what all the fuss is about.

  • Pretty awesome so far. Sent from the iMore App
  • Just got mine!
  • Soooo need to do super mario land Sent from the iMore App
  • Okay, not really into social media stuff, but I do use a Wii for workouts, golf, games with the kids/grandkids. I thought this would be okay as it is in a format we are all familiar with, sort of. So I set up my Mii, got to the voice set-up screen and what? No audio! I have no audio at all. I checked all settings and I have audio in all other apps. Just not this one. Kind of a bummer since they have this elaborate voice set-up screen. I probably sound all squeaky and lame.
  • So far I really like it. At first I thought it would be a dumb app when announced but as a Nintendo fan I would say it's not a bad start. Sent from the iMore App