After taking Japan by storm and hitting #1 on the free app downloads list on both Google Play and the App Store, it appears Miitomo may see similar success here in America. After only being available for less than 24 hours it has perched itself atop the free app downloads list on the App Store. Google Play doesn’t have it listed anywhere in the rankings as of this writing, but it will be interesting to see where it lands once the lists are updated.
If you haven’t yet checked out Nintendo’s first smart device application, it’s a free download for Androids and iDevices. Nintendo just revealed that Miitomo has been downloaded over 3 million times. After spending about three hours with it today, I can confirm that it’s a fun experience and I’m having a great time customizing my Mii and answering all of the silly questions asked of me. I really like the conversation threads among my friends and the Miifoto section of the app, where you can take your Mii (and your friends’ Miis) and pose them on any picture in your camera roll is surprisingly robust with features. You can resize, rotate, and pose the Miis in various ways to create very entertaining photos that you can then share via the Miitomo app itself or through Twitter, Facebook, texts, e-mails, and more. I can see myself losing a lot of time to this feature alone as I had a blast earlier creating some fun visuals.
I expect to have a full review of Miitomo up early next week after I’ve had more time to experience all it has to offer and to see if it continues to hold my interest as much as it has today. We will be discussing the app on the next episode of Nintendo Times Radio podcast, which is scheduled to record later today and should post to the site on Sunday. If you have any feedback or questions about Miitomo or anything video game related, be sure to send an e-mail directly to me and we might read it on the show.