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It was an experiment that may have been doomed for failure from the start, but it did finally convince Nintendo that it should have an official presence on mobile platforms and we’re all the happier for it. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re not even “playing” Miitomo anymore and that’s probably one of the big reasons why Nintendo is choosing to putting an end to the service.

You’ll notice that in the official announcement, Nintendo refers to Miitomo as a “service” and not as a game, because it was never really a “game” to begin with. If anything, it was more like a really restrictive social media platform where you could never really say or do what you really wanted.

But hey. It has those cute Mii characters that we’ve come to embrace on all things Nintendo.

As you might recall, Nintendo’s Miitomo “game” for iOS and Android was announced in October 2015 and it launched the following spring. You’d make friends, customize your Mii and participate in very structured interactions. Nintendo stopped selling Miitomo coins yesterday and the service itself will completely shut down at 12:00 a.m. (PDT) midnight on May 9.

Until then, you can choose to transfer your Mii character over to your Nintendo Account. It would also be a good idea to save your Miifotos if you want to keep them too, as they will no longer be available after May 9. Nintendo will refund any purchased coins you still have on shutdown day.


Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some furniture to craft and some yellow perch to catch in Pocket Camp.

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