Miiverse, Nintendo TVii and Wii U Chat service ending on November 8th

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The end of an era

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UPDATE:

Nintendo of America has also confirmed that Miiverse service will be ending on November 7th, 10:00 PST (1:00 AM EST) and included the following information:

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Nintendo has also confirmed that you will be able to download your posts and screenshots saved to your album to your PC as long as you do it before the end of the service. For the full story directly from Tom at Miiverse and how to download your post history, go HERE.

ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS:

It’s been pretty obvious that Nintendo has been doing everything it can to distance itself from the Wii U era as if it was a necessary step towards the creation of the Nintendo Switch, and today they gave further indication by announcing via Nintendo of Japan’s Twitter account that Miiverse, Wii U Chat and Nintendo TVii’s service would be terminated this coming November 8th.

Nintendo of Japan’s website lists Miiverse for both the Wii U and 3DS, Wii U Chat, and TVii as the services that will be officially ending on November 8th.

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Miiverse service for Wii U and 3DS:

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Wii U Chat:

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Nintendo TVii:

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Currently, Nintendo has not offered a real alternative to any of those services on the Nintendo Switch, with the closest thing being Splatoon 2 and being able to draw and leave messages around Inkopolis Square.

With the Nintendo Switch not having a camera, having something similar to Wii U Chat will be nearly impossible and Nintendo seems to have completely scrapped their TVii service.

Miiverse is one that is a favorite amongst Nintendo lovers, and perhaps it could continue eventually utilizing Nintendo Switch’s built-in screenshot app.

How do you feel about Miiverse, TVii and Wii U Chat services ending and what’s the best alternative to Nintendo bringing them to the Switch?

Source: Nintendo of Japan website

Special thanks to Joseph Loveland for sharing the post and screenshot download.


Sergio Acevedo is a writer at Shigerunews. You can also talk with him about Nintendo happenings on Twitter and listen to his Nintendo Podcast at the Force in Unison Gaming channel.

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