Nintendo shared new details about its “My Nintendo” service and Miitomo smartphone app during its third quarter financial results briefing.
Here’s the overview:
My Nintendo is Nintendo’s new points program. It will be available both on Nintendo’s dedicated game machines and on smart devices.
Platinum Points can be exchanged for digital content and original goods. You can receive Platinum Points by playing apps on your smart device, by logging into the Nintendo eShop, and by meeting specific requirements.
Gold Points can be exchanged for discount coupons on Wii U and 3DS downloadable software. You can receive Gold Points by purchasing Nintendo eShop content.
Japan included, My Nintendo will kick off in 39 countries starting in March, and gradually expand from there.
Pre-registration for Miitomo will begin on February 17. You’ll need a Nintendo Account to pre-register. The app will launch simultaneously with My Nintendo in Japan in mid-March.
Miitomo will have a “Mii Photo” feature. You’ll be able to create a variety of images using your Mii, which you can save to your smart device and send to friends and social networks.