Nintendo is already ditching its first mobile game

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Miitomo is no more.
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Nintendo has confirmed plans to shutdown its first mobile game less than two years after its launch.

Miitomo wasn’t exactly the Nintendo name fans were hoping to see when the Japanese company finally embraced Android and iOS. Unsurprisingly, the game couldn’t sustain our interest for long and now it’s no longer worth Nintendo’s time.

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Nintendo bringing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to mobile

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Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are coming to our smartphones.
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Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are coming to our smartphones. Photo: Nintendo
Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are coming to our smartphones. Photo: Nintendo

After the successful debut of Miitomo, Nintendo has announced that its second and third mobile games will be based on the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises — and are set to debut on iOS and Android devices this fall.

Nintendo’s Miitomo game said to be making $280,000 every week

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Miitomo is raking in the cash.
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Miitomo is raking in the cash. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Nintendo fans bemoaned the company’s decision not to use Mario or Link or Donkey Kong in its first smartphone game, but it seems Miitomo is doing perfectly well without famous faces.

According to new estimates, the social app is currently raking in a whopping $280,000 every single week.

Rebus Zone, Snapchat v2, and other awesome apps of the week

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Which apps made our list this week?
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It’s another lazy Sunday, which means that it’s time to unwind in your favorite chair with a sampling of the week’s finest apps. And, boy, have we got a fine selection for you!

Whether you’re after Nintendo’s first mobile title; a game which will keep your brain working as it entertains you; or a major update for everyone’s favorite self-destructing messaging app, we’ve combed through the week’s offerings to bring you the essential downloads.

Check out our picks below:

Nintendo brings Miitomo game to U.S. and Europe

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Miitomo on iPhone.
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Miitomo on iPhone. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Nintendo’s first smartphone game is finally available to download in the U.S. and Europe, two weeks after making its debut in Japan.

Miitomo, which lets you create your very own Mii and socialize in a virtual world, is free to play on both Android and iOS.

Nintendo’s first mobile game will debut on March 17

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Coming soon to a smartphone near you. Photo: Nintendo
Coming soon to a smartphone near you. Photo: Nintendo

Nintendo’s first ever smartphone game will finally land on iOS and Android this month — and we now know when and where it will be making its world debut.

Called Miitomo — and described by its creators as a “smart-device app that sparks one-of-a-kind conversations between you and your friends” — the game will first be available to download in Japan on March 17.