Tomodachi Collection[Japanese title] is the first installment in the Tomodachi series. It was released for the Nintendo DS in Japan on June 18, 2009. In Tomodachi Collection, players can make their own Miis or import them from a Wii console and move them into apartments.
Tomodachi Collection is one of only five Nintendo DS titles with Mii character support, the others being Personal Trainer: Walking, Yosuke Ide no Kenkou Mahjong DSi (DSiWare/Nintendo DSi), Kuruma de DS, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. These games with the exception of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time also include a Mii Maker (a precursor to the Nintendo 3DS version).
- The idea of Miis came from the alpha of Tomodachi Collection. Because of it, Miyamoto was able to finalize his idea, and Miis were created
- The Japanese vocal synth first used for Miis in this game originated in Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi, a piece of Nintendo DS software featuring cooking instructions read with the synthesizer by the DS Chef character, and can be controlled hands-free using the system's microphone.