Nintendo has announced that it’s shutting down its Miiverse social media network.
The online community, which launched in 2012 alongside the Wii U, will end on Tuesday November 7 at 10pm PT. From that point, users will not be able to access the service on Wii U, 3DS, PC or smart devices. The Miiverse icon will still be present, however an error message will display when pressed.
We started the Miiverse service … because we wanted to provide a space where users could share their feelings about games with each other.
Nintendo of America believes that this goal was reached, but is shutting the service down because users are shifting to other social networking services. This explains why Miiverse is absent from the Nintendo Switch, which prefers to link to Facebook and Twitter.
Miiverse users can download old Miiverse posts without comments or messages by registering on the Miiverse website before the service ends. Then, once it’s shut down, you will receive an email with details on how to download your old posts.
Unfortunately, there are no plans to replace Miiverse, according to Nintendo.
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