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2 years after its launch, Nintendo bids farewell to Miitomo, its private WhatsApp

The social networks and instant messaging have probably been the biggest social revolutions of the ‘It was smartphone’ , and…

2 years after its launch, Nintendo bids farewell to Miitomo, its private WhatsApp

The social networks and instant messaging have probably been the biggest social revolutions of the ‘It was smartphone’ , and that permanent connectivity is essential for the social experience of a smartphone to make sense.

Nintendo was the first to see it and the fastest to take it to the world of videogames, and that is that the Wii was already in itself a new social gaming experience and / or in the family, the truth is that the Mii’s and their social network Miitomo did not deepen in that area, in that of a social game that had a lot to offer …

I had in the past, and that’s for Nintendo closes a golden age no less than twelve years after the landing of the Mii avatars, now obsolete in our days and with thenear. Yes, time goes by very quickly, we have already noticed!

Thanks for playing Miitomo!

As we had announced in advance, the Miitomo app will not be available as of May 9.

We have spent a lot since the app was launched, and again, we want to thank those who have enjoyed it.

From Nintendo we hope to continue presenting you more important news for the future, and we hope you will continue to share the fun with us.

I hope we see each other soon!

2 years after its launch, Nintendo bids farewell to Miitomo, its private WhatsApp

2 years after its launch, Nintendo bids farewell to Miitomo, its private WhatsApp

He Nintendo message remembers the announcement that had been made A while ago, in which the end of currency transactions in Miitomo was announced in January of this year, towards the end of the social network yesterday.

Two years of life has had the first game for Nintendo smartphones, which was launched there in May 2016 to explore the terrain facing the arrival of Mario and, hopefully, the rest of the Nintendo family. For now, alreadyfacing the next.

As the Japanese firm itself indicates in its statement, Miitomo finishes its service and you will not be able to start the application from now on , displaying a message informing that the service has ceased and it is not possible to use any of its functions.

No messages can be seen in the application, neither use the obtained objects nor the wallpapers or the posters, although yes you can transfer your Mii character to a Nintendo account to not lose your avatar, although it will be without personality and some other information available in Miitomo.

2 years after its launch, Nintendo bids farewell to Miitomo, its private WhatsApp

2 years after its launch, Nintendo bids farewell to Miitomo, its private WhatsApp

Nintendo needs one more step in mobile game, will it finally go for it …?

The disappearance of Miitomo can be understood as a lack of affinity of the giant of the Japanese video game with smartphones, although really the concept of the Mii had been obsolete for some time and Nintendo needs to take off seriously in mobile platforms.

With SEGA triumphing and all the analysts affirming thatthan selling their own consoles, the truth is that the landing of Super Mario Run does not seem enough for a firm that has a brutal cast of titles to bring smartphones …

In fact, if the designers of Nintendo were right with Switch, it was precisely mixing concepts learned from the exponential growth of mobile devices , adding the experience gained in Wii and Wii U with the social game and mobility.

It remains to accept the paradigm shift that smartphones have brought to the industry gamer , and is that to date the Japanese have been distrustful of losing control of their platform and giving others a good part of the success of Mario, Luigi, Pikachu, Link, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Kirby, etc …

It convinces us, Nintendo : Why are not we going to enjoy a quality Zelda on mobile if the gameplay is good? Why would not we pay for it? Maybe the problem is in the money that Google and Apple raise with sales in App Store and Play Store, although sooner or later we hope to see Nintendo fully with us …

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