Nintendo’s Mii App for smart devices has been pushed back into 2015, company president Satoru Iwata has confirmed.
As part of a briefing for Nintendo’s investors, Iwata explained the team working on the app needed additional time to refine various elements” for release on tablets and smartphones.
The application under development that I said we would like to release within this year at the Corporate Management Policy Briefing in January is one that utilizes Mii on smart devices,” Iwata said. If we were able to expand the Mii population and Mii were usable on consumers’ smart devices, for example, if consumers were able to create their profile icons on social media using Mii, we believe consumers would be happy, and we are developing something like it now.
However, it is clear that the main pillars of this year-end sales season for us will be the Super Smash Bros. and Pokmon games, and when we started designing the Mii application, we realized that by refining various elements, we could end up with a better final product, so we decided that we should release it when we are confident it is capable of making a solid bond with our consumers.”
When Nintendo first releases its application for smart devices, I believe that many people will be interested in it enough to try it. We are positive that we can make a stronger bond with our consumers using Mii, and that our consumers will enjoy and activate the application from time to time if such an application is created, but we would like to release it next year, instead of this year.”
The app has been in development since 2013 and was originally scheduled to arrive at some point during 2014.