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Well, we finally have a date for the launch of Miitomo and the My Nintendo loyalty programme in the West, and Nintendo has been good to its word and hit its target for a March release. It's been confirmed that the app and the Club Nintendo replacement will land in the US and 'several other countries' on 31st March.

The full list of countries for the Miitomo release is UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, U.S and Canada.

As for My Nintendo, it'll arrive 'in the afternoon' of 31st March in the following countries - UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Malta, Greece, Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, U.S, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Many have been following both with interest already following their launches in Japan earlier this month, though at the time of writing Nintendo hasn't yet unveiled the My Nintendo rewards for the West. We did break down the My Nintendo economy as it is in Japan, however, and it'll be interesting to see how it varies in the West. We've also spent plenty of time with Miitomo, though look forward to trying out the formally launched Western version.

It's also worth noting that users can still setup a Nintendo account and pre-register for Miitomo in order to get a My Nintendo bonus, though this needs to be done before 31st March. Head to the official site to do this, and we've also shared a guide on the process.

Are you excited about the upcoming arrival of My Nintendo and Miitomo? Let us know in the comments.