Nintendo developing Mii application for smartphones


Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata has continued to discuss the company’s stance toward smartphones, revealing that they are working on an application that will allow users to integrate their Mii with social media.

He discussed that he is “still wary” of the smartphone and tablet category in relation to prices for content “falling quickly,” although reiterated Nintendo’s intention to create applications that will try to promote their products and software.

“In the past, I have opposed making smartphone and tablet versions of Nintendo titles,” Iwata began when talking to Nikkei. “Prices for content aimed at smartphones and tablets are falling quickly. I am still wary of the category. We intend to develop products that will allow customers to identify with Nintendo products and make people pay attention to Nintendo games.”

He continued, “For example, some Nintendo game consoles incorporate Mii, which creates a digital avatar to represent players. It would be fun for players to use their Mii characters as icons on social media. We are currently developing an application that will allow users to do that. The app will be announced around the time our full-year results are released.”

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