Nintendo is Shutting Down Miiverse on November 8

Nintendo has announced they’re shutting down their community-focused Miiverse this November.

The service will be shut down on November 8th alongside Wii U Chat and Tvii, both relics of the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.

With Miiverse fans could share accomplishments, comments, and even hand written notes (like the amazing stuff you see above) with each other. There were other features like item sharing, and even exchanges with other non-Nintendo platforms, however it remained a case-by-case sort of thing.

Nintendo made a note regarding Super Mario Maker, which posts a user-created level ID to a Miiverse page – adding that you can continue to upload levels you’ve made to their servers, however further details on how they’ll be shared now will be announced later.

The Miiverse first launched back in November of 2012, for the Wii U. It eventually launched for the 3DS a year later, but there were no plans to bring it to the Switch.

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  • Jack Bankhead

    what the heck is that picture

  • NeoSkyte

    Well I guess that’s it for the Wii U. Once Miiverse is gone the only Nintendo service on that thing is the eShop and who knows how long the service for many of the Wii U games will last for.

  • Frisky 🂿 Jester

    Pretty straight forward. It’s Midna pregnant with Link’s child.

  • OldPalpy

    Wasn’t this one of the most talked about and loved aspects of the Wii U? Why aren’t they just porting it to Switch, why aren’t they porting Mario Maker to Switch?

  • La M


  • reckloose

    Anyone want to speculate on what this entails for Miitomo on smartphones? Do you think it’s going to follow suit?

  • Alienshroom

    Odds are they are tired of using resources to keep it moderated.

  • Jack Bankhead

    Yeah, I knew that, but what the heck
    I guess that’s what we will remember Miiverse by

  • Uncle Ocelot

    RIP Miiverse, you were a great source of comedy (and occasionally creativity).

  • ChaoticPesme

    “Instead of improving or moderating it, just scrap the whole thing.” Everytime Nintendo makes a decision about itself, it’s always the worst possible option !

  • braneman

    I actually wonder how much RP’ers on there cost Nintendo over the years, it would be an interesting statistic if anybody can look into it. I heard they actually had to put some kind of post limit on the Miiverse specifically because of them.

  • 2501

    I got a post removed on miiverse just for saying “TRUMP 2016” and yet they still keep this picture up that i drew…

    R.I.P. Miiverse

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Moderation on there has always been pretty trash.

  • Jettythesunfish

    Welp. The Miiverse was my only chance of getting high quality screenshots of games I was currently playing. Now what?

  • Foreign Horde

    If you use the Wii U’s built-in web browser while running a game, some imageboards let you upload a screenshot of the game as an attachment in the same way that Miiverse does.
    (8chan does this for sure, I’m not sure about Halfchan.)

    Hope that’s some small help. Still a stupid, stupid move by Nintendo to kill off their own social network in favour of the increasingly evil (and hopefully soon to die) mainstream ones.

  • Foreign Horde

    Miiverse will be eternally remembered for “y can’t metroid crawl” too.

  • malbhet

    When you allow people to post self made art on social media you shouldn’t be suprised of depraved artwork showing up. What surprised me though is the fact that this was the worse, they claim, that was posted, because it’s a fact that much worse art has been posted on social media.

  • Envy-Noson

    It was too good for us anyways…

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    …Where’d he stick her?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    This is your first time seeing a pregnant Nintendo character?

  • Sigurd Chalphy

    RIP Miiverse, it died like Swapnote.

  • Jettythesunfish

    I don’t have a Wii U…

  • Snorlaxation

    I’m guessing yours was the kamikazi-pikachu

  • Weirdkam

    Well I mean it was bound to happen eventually, the fucking thing is awful. The only thing I like is the art on it (the actual good art that is) but everything else is blah

  • Weirdkam

    It was bound to happen sometime when Nintendo announced the Switch

  • Uncle Slick


  • Uncle Slick

    Hey, my friend’s friend is the guy who wrote that!

  • Jack Bankhead

    No. I’m what the hecking because I don’t appreciate the clickbait.

    That I fell for

  • Anon630

    Miiverse is only temporary, but Assassins Creed Origins Steam Discussion Page is eternal.

  • Tubsiwub

    Perfect screenshot.

  • 2501


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  • Zak Bireley

    dam. oh well. love my WiiU

  • Νικήτας Πολυπεπόνης

    RIP Miiverse.

  • elwood p. dowd

    Is this also the end of the line for competitive Splatoon on the Wii U?