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Kimishima about Nintendo's commitment to their mobile games a success

This comes from the Investors Q&A summary...

''If people are "not sure about how serious we are" about smart devices, it means that information issued from our company is not accurately conveyed, and I have to reflect on that. As we have reiterated, we want to grow smart device gaming as one of the pillars of Nintendo's revenue stream. As for shifting managerial resources in that direction, we have very capable developers who are working on development of games for smart devices, as you already know. Of course, Mr. Miyamoto, our Creative Fellow, is also supporting the business for smart devices from a company-wide perspective. To explain the level of engagement of Mr. Miyamoto, he is having specific talks with developers of games for smart devices on what would be desirable overall. In that sense, what you see from the outside may be markedly different from what we see on the inside. As I have said, we want this to be one of the pillars of our business. Our level of engagement has not lessened, so I hope you will understand that.''

Kimishima on how Miitomo is contributing to earnings and its user base

This comes from the Investors Q&A summary...

''The over 10 million users are very balanced in terms of gender. There was a slightly higher ratio of women at the beginning. We will not be releasing statistical data such as DAU numbers. As you are well aware, all kinds of ranking information exists for smart device applications, so I will refer you to those. If you look at them and estimate the in-app purchase revenue, I think it will not be too far off from reality.

The revenue impact of Miitomo is negligible for the fiscal year ended 2016, as we have only just started. The Miitomo download numbers are growing right now, so I think the in-app purchase revenue is also growing more or less as expected.

As for in-app purchases in future titles, we will be releasing titles with strong game elements, as I just explained. The game application content and the type of player vary widely depending on the IP used. Some titles have many fans who may purchase paid content to enhance their play.

As for the Nintendo Account, it is not necessary to register (for a Nintendo Account) in order to play Miitomo. Registration on the Nintendo Account grants membership to "My Nintendo", a membership service. We will be providing a wide array of services for these members in the future. Consumers playing Miitomo are gradually creating their own Nintendo Accounts. In the graph just presented, there were no numbers, but you could see the increase in the number of My Nintendo members. Henceforth, we would think about ways for consumers with no Nintendo Account to register at the time a new application is released. We hope to increase the number of My Nintendo members in this way.''


Kimishima on why Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem were chosen for mobile

This comes from the Investors Q&A summary...

''We chose Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem as titles to follow Miitomo from the viewpoint of increasing the diverse types of consumers interested in Nintendo, and widening opportunities for game play. The Animal Crossing series has been played by a wide range of consumers including children and women. I think there is a good chance that those consumers would enjoy this. As for Fire Emblem, it is not so much the width of the audience as the existence of die-hard fans who have stuck to the series for a long time. We selected two titles of different categories and IP to reach as many consumers as possible. We are not limiting the IP for the titles that will follow these two. We will continue to prepare titles using IP that many consumers are familiar with.''

Kimishima on the projected Wii U sales, the effects for Nintendo 3DS

This comes from the Investors Q&A summary...

''By setting the projected sales of Wii U hardware for the fiscal year to 800,000 units, we do not see that there would be any negative effect on the Nintendo 3DS business. We have major titles for Nintendo 3DS for the fiscal year ending March 2017, as I mentioned in the presentation, and there is a solid lineup of titles. That should greatly contribute to the sale of both the hardware and the software. The positive aspect of lowering the projected sales of Wii U hardware to 800,000 units is that it allows us to focus on the Nintendo 3DS system.''

This week's European downloads - May 5 (Pocket Card Jockey and more)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Pocket Card Jockey (Nintendo) - €6.99/£6.29

Pocket Card Jockey is a unique crossbreed of a game that combines the thrill of horse racing with the classic card game solitaire. With colourful characters and intuitive controls, you don't have to be a pro jockey to experience the thrill of the race.

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 Demo (CIRCLE Ent.) - Free
True to its predecessor, Legend of the Dark Witch 2 retains its simple controls and enough challenges to satisfy the completionist. Players have 8 stages to choose from and must use SHOTs to make their way through a variety of obstacles to reach the boss enemy. Within each stage there are hidden "Pura Syega" which are helpful to power up player characters.

REPTILIAN REBELLION (Herrero) - €1.99/£1.79
The Reptilian Rebellion has just started. Wait, don’t you know what reptilians are? There are thousands of these green lizard-men living amongst us, human beings, but now they have become too dangerous and want to eat our brains. Don’t let reptilians rule the world and send them to hell.  

PENTAPUZZLE (RCMADIAX) - €4.49/£4.09
This is an exciting and challenging game of shapes. You must solve each puzzle by twisting and turning pieces of blocks to fit the desired space. Over 70 levels to explore with varying degrees of difficulty. Challenge yourself today and see how many puzzles you can solve. Fun for the whole family!

Special offers
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends June 5, normally €7.00/£6.30)
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends May 12, normally €7.99/£7.19)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.99 (Ends June 5, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends June 2, normally €2.99/£2.36)
Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends June 2, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends June 5, normally €4.50/£4.50)
VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100 (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.99 (Ends June 5, normally €6.66/£6.66)
TOYS VS MONSTERS (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.99/£0.99 (Ends June 5, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia) - €5.20/£4.70 (Ends June 26, normally €6.99/£6.29)
3D Game Collection (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.59 (Ends May 19, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.75 (Ends May 19, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Crazy Construction (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends May 19, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots) - €1.99/£1.39 (Ends May 19, normally €6.99/£4.99)
4 Elements (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Azada (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Secret Mysteries in London (MSL) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Luxor (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Dire Grove (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst (MSL) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends June 3, normally €11.99/£10.79)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Sweetest Thing (Joindots) - €6.99/£5.49

Enjoy Sweetest Thing, a sugar-coated time management game! Ants have invaded Candy Land. The town square's chocolate fountain has run dry and gingerbread houses are starting to crumble. It’s time to call in a sugar repair engineer! Travel to Cupcake State, Chocolate Shire and Jelly City to rebuild a candy realm. Gather, fix and build. Isn't it sweet?

LEGO MARVEL'S Avengers Classic Black Panther Pack (WB Games, Add-on content) - €2.99/£2.50
Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

Special offers
Word Party (Lightwood Games) - €7.99/£7.49 (Ends May 12, normally €15.99/£14.99)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions) - €1.49/£1.14 (Ends May 19, normally €2.99/£2.29)
Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive) - €2.49/£2.49 (Ends June 2, normally €4.99/£4.99)
99 Moves (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends June 2, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Abyss (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends June 2, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games) - €4.95/£4.45 (Ends June 2, normally €7.99/£7.19)
SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX) - €3.00/£2.70 (Ends June 2, normally €4.49/£4.09)
TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends June 2, normally €2.99/£2.69)
BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX) - €1.00/£0.85 (Ends June 2, normally €1.49/£1.29)
BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends June 2, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Island Flight Simulator (Joindots) - €7.19/£5.39 (Ends May 19, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Canvaleon (OXiAB Game Studio) - €6.95/£6.29 (Permanent, was €9.95/£8.99)

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino hints at potential Inazuma Eleven content


We don't know anything outside of this picture really. Is it game, anime or something else entirely? I guess we find out at Level-5 Vision 2016!