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Nintendo’s Miitomo app races to four million users

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Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo is off to a pretty good start, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

SurveyMonkey believes four million people are using the app at least a month, while one million of those folks are clocking in every day.

Impressively, Miitomo racked up 2.6 million downloads in the last week alone. The app is also raking in around $280,000/£196,000 a week through in-app purchases.

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According to the data, 80 per cent of that money is coming from iOS devices., which made up 2/3rds of the downloads.

Miitomo is much more of a messaging app than a traditional game and enables users to create a customised Mii character in order to interact with friends.

These quirky Mii characters act as “social go betweens” as users answer a bunch of questions and then receive information in response from friends.

“Want your friends to know all about these little insights into your likes, dislikes, or just what you're thinking lately? Your Mii will go visit your friends' Mii characters and tell them,” the App Store description reads.

Nintendo itself hasn’t released official figures beyond the 1 million it announced upon the game launching in the UK and US at the end of March.

The Japanese giant has promised to release mobile games featuring some of its classic characters before the end of 2016.

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