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Miitomo is shutting down in May

Just over two years since launch

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Miitomo, Nintendo’s debut smartphone app, will soon go dark. On May 9 at 12 a.m. PT, Nintendo will terminate the Miitomo social network and all of its features, the company announced on the app’s website.

Users can no longer buy in-game currency as of today, Jan. 24. Nintendo will continue to provide players with additional coins and game tickets so that they can use Miitomo’s various features until shutdown.

Once Miitomo is through, however, that’s it — users won’t be able to interact with any part of the app whatsoever. This is the full list, from Nintendo, of what will and will not work after May 9:

  • 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 at 12 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 at 12 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.

Nintendo launched Miitomo at the end of March 2016. The social network, which connects user-made Miis with their friends’ characters to participate in games, surveys and shopping, found early success, but interest petered off not long after release. Still, it set the stage for the rest of Nintendo’s mobile game collaborations with developer DeNA, including, most recently, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

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