Nintendo Pulls the Plug on Miitomo Two Years After Launch

Service Will Shut Down Entirely on May 9th

Nintendo will be terminating Miitomo, their debut smartphone app that launched almost two years ago, on May 9th of this year.


Nintendo made the announcement on the official website, while also laying out the shutdown procedures for the social networking app. Starting immediately, users will no longer be able to buy in-game currency. Additional coins and tickets from the daily login bonuses will still be given out to players to use on the Miitomo Drop mini-game as well as the Miitomo Shop up until May 9th at 12 AM PDT.

Below is a breakdown of what will occur from now until it shuts down, straight from Nintendo:

• If you launch the app after the end of service on 5/9, you’ll see a message informing you that service has ended. You will no longer be able to use any of the app’s features.

• You will no longer be able to see your answers or messages in the app.

• You will no longer be able to use items you’ve obtained in the app, such as clothing items, wallpapers, or posters.

• You can transfer your Mii™ character to your Nintendo Account by linking it to Miitomo. (Its personality and other information will not be carried over.)

• Sidekick Mii characters will be deleted. You can keep Sidekick Mii characters by saving them as a QR Code® before the end of service on 5/9/2018 12:00 AM (PDT). They can then be transferred to Mii Maker on the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems or the Wii U™ console.

• You will not be able to view Miifotos, including Miifotos you have shared to your social media channels. If you want to save any Miifotos, you must save them to your smart device before 5/9/2018 12:00 AM (PDT).

• Miitomo- themed icons and clothing items used in your Nintendo Account or the Super Mario Run™ game will not display after the service has ended.

When Nintendo launched Miitomo two years ago, it was initially lauded as a success and a solid first effort from the company. However, interest quickly died off and Nintendo did very little to keep players engaged. A rather significant v2.0 update saw the user base increase once more, but it wasn’t enough in the end.

Nintendo’s other smartphone releases, like the recent Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, have proven to be more popular than Miitomo ever was.

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