Nintendo is Killing Off Miitomo on May 9

Nintendo has announced they’re killing off their smartphone-exclusive Miitomo app.

A remnant of their Mii and Miiverse-focused operating systems found in the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U, the social application will shut down on May 9th at 12 AM Pacific / 3 AM Eastern / and 4 PM Japan time.

The sale of Miitomo coins has already been cut off, while daily login bonuses of Miitomo coins and game tickets will be continually offered until the service ends in May, so that users can keep enjoying the app while it lasts.

Following the cutoff of the app’s online services, the following details are pertinent:

  • If you launch the app after the end of service on May 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 May 9, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. PT. 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 May 9, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. PT.
  • 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.
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  • OldPalpy

    Rest in piss

  • Anon_Amous

    How can you kill that which has no life?

  • Snorlaxation

    By burying it so everyone forgets it ever existed.

  • Arenegeth

    Oh my god! Not Miitomo!

    Now how I’m gonna have fun with my friends by asking them inane questions through an app so they get to know me, instead of communicating with them in real life or through the net like a normal human being?!

  • Matz

    I guess Miitomo didn’t generate enough revenue like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem, heck, I even forgot that thing existed

  • CZ

    Oh no how will we ever survive, a nongame that nobody ever played is getting killed off, it’s a tragedy I tell you, a goddamn tragedy.

  • PChandler

    I downloaded it when it first came out. Cute tech demo, got bored with it after 30 mins or so, never went anywhere. They could have done something really interesting like those The Sims games for the Gameboy Advance, like Busting Out, with more direct control over characters. Or they could have just created a mix between Miiverse and Nintendoland, something cool like that.

  • Donwel

    I detect a tiny bit of sarcasm in your post.

  • InkBrush

    Let’s be dead real here, Nintendo needed to ditch the Miis. There is no other Switch game that utilizes the Miis besides Mario Kart 8.

  • Envy-Noson

    Nothing of value was lost that day.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Took them long enough to decide that!

    One of its problems was it was available only for a few countries. No wonder why it failed so hard. That’s not a way to release a social media app.

  • CRES

    What was Miitomo again?…. Oh yeah, that Smartphone thing… Wow that didn’t last long…

  • ProxyDoug

    I don’t know, my sarcasmeter just broke, so I can’t really tell.

  • Z3DH

    I guess in general Miis are being abandoned. I’ll admit, its kind of sad.

  • Good as I didn’t like Miis.

  • DariusQ

    Pity. I actually ‘played’ Miitomo regularly because it was an easy source of coins for My Nintendo. Not that you can do a whole lot with the coins right now, but I’ve amassed a nice stockpile and because they keep expiring it was nice having a way to keep my pot topped up.