Nintendo has announced the Wii U and 3DS focused social media platform, Miiverse, will cease operations on November 7th, 2017 at 10 am PST.
The service was designed to allow players to interact with each other and share content relating to games on the platforms. Players could draw pictures on their Wii U gamepad or on their 3DS and those drawings would actually show up in some Nintendo exclusive games like Splatoon and Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo revealed the closure details in a Miiverse post on August 29th.
End of Miiverse Service Announcement
Hi everyone, it’s Tom at Nintendo.
I have an important announcement: On November 7th, 10:00 pm Pacific Time, we will permanently close the Miiverse service.
We thank you very much for your amazing support. It has been a great privilege for me to serve as your Miiverse guide, and to see people who enjoy similar gaming experiences connect with empathy.
After the service ends:
- You will no longer be able to access Miiverse from the Wii U console, Nintendo 3DS family of systems or from an internet browser on PCs or smart devices. All Miiverse services will become unavailable, such as viewing or making posts, and messaging with friends. However, for a limited time, you will be able to make a request to download all the posts you’ve made up to the day of the closure.
- For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games that support in-game Miiverse functionality, these features and services will no longer be available.
- Miiverse posts will no longer appear in the Wara Wara Plaza on Wii U.
Information on downloading your post history:
By making this request, you will be able to download your posts – plus any screenshots saved to your album – to your PC after the Miiverse service has ended.
To use this download service, you will need to have a Nintendo Account linked with your Nintendo Network ID, and must make the download request before the Miiverse service ends.
To find out more about this service or to make the download request, click on the “Information on Downloading your Post History” button at the top of the Miiverse website.
For more information on the Miiverse closure and the games it will affect, please visit the support site by clicking on the blue globe icon or the url below to launch the internet browser.
From all of us at Nintendo, we sincerely thank you for supporting Miiverse all these years. We hope you’ll continue using Miiverse until the service ends.