Miitomo has had its ups and downs since its launch at the end of March and has been relatively successful, maybe not to the degree of Pokémon GO but it did bag itself over 5 million downloads on Android alone so that’s not bad going. It was pretty barebones and invasive in the beginning offering little to keep users entertained except logging in every day to get the daily bonus, answering a load of questions and taking the occasional “Miifoto.” It has since had regular updates that include themed drop games that allow you to bag nifty clothing for your Mii to wear at the expense of Game Tickets and in-game currency. The recent update (1.4.0) introduces a Candy drop game which allows you to spend those over excessive candies to get more Game Tickets (those candies are not so excessive now).The latest themes have given the app a fresh breath of air by including popular nintendo franchises like Splatoon, The Legend Of Zelda and of course, Super Mario. These themes have not only been exclusive to Miitomo but have branched out into Social Media Twitter which has brought about events like retweeting the event post to win a themed item in Miitomo and voting for your favourite T-Shirt design to be redeemable via My Nintendo to wear in the mobile app.
In an Interview between Miitomo Producer Yoshio Sakamoto and Journalist Shigesato Itoi, they discussed the potential of Miitomo and where Sakamoto believes the Mobile app is heading, why they created it and much more. We have provided some highlights of this interview below.
You can check out the full interview via the Miitomo website via this link.