Miiverse Has but Weeks to Live. Let's Look Back on the Good(?) Times

Nintendo just punched the social network's ticket. You're gonna die Miiverse, RIP.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Gather ye Fireflowers while ye may, Miiverse: Your days are truly numbered. Nintendo's unique image- and- text-based social network for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS is shutting down for good on November 8, 2017.

Miiverse's death day has only been announced in Japan so far, but it almost certainly doubles as a notice of execution for other territories as well.

While the swift end of the Wii U's Miiverse was a given as soon as the Nintendo Switch rolled out, it's a bit surprising to learn the Nintendo 3DS Miiverse is closing shop, too. The Nintendo 3DS is still a viable platform, and Nintendo clearly has plans to push it hard this holiday season with the release of Samus Returns, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and the New Nintendo 2DS.

There's no equivalent to Miiverse on Switch. Some games will probably have in-app alternatives to Miiverse-style communication, as is the case with Splatoon 2. That's nice, but it lacks the light horror that was only possible through Miiverse's semi-anonymous format. If shitposting was born on earth, Miiverse shitposting was born in a non-Euclidian universe that inflicts madness the second you look upon it.

Let's take off our Mario hats and remember the good times with Bad Miiverse Posts (which went into semi-retirement earlier this year).

Real talk: I respect the hell out of Miiverse Water Guy and anyone else who appreciates water to this extent.

...Well. He's not wrong.

Miiverse won't be around long enough to witness another election season. It is the mercy.

"Private cups" are off the table, but I have some public cups I can show you. One of them is a coffee mug that has Kup from Transformers on it. Get it?

Tonsil hockey is not an Olympic sport.

Finally, someone gets it.

Goodbye, Miiverse. We couldn't forget you if we tried.

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  • Avatar for Godots17thCup #1 Godots17thCup 7 months ago
    Between the (occasionally) genuinely helpful tips and the beautifully deranged shitposting, I'm really gonna miss Miiverse.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #2 Wellman2nd 7 months ago
    Some hilarious stuff was put on Miiverse. I already miss it mainly because it was usually a safe for work Tumblr.Edited August 2017 by Wellman2nd
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #3 SIGGYZtar 7 months ago
    I'm going to miss Miiverse even though it was the only way to take clean screenshots of your 3DS games. I didn't use it much as it took two whole minutes just to get on the site.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #4 Roto13 7 months ago
    Miiverse was one of the few things Nintendo got right with the Wii U.
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  • Avatar for nathanhill99 #5 nathanhill99 7 months ago
    No love for Y can't Metroid crawl?
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #6 The-Challenger 7 months ago
    It was too beautiful for this world.
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  • Avatar for Jonnyboy407 #7 Jonnyboy407 7 months ago
    I made a couple of good friends through miiverse. A couple of shitty ones too.

    Hopefully switch does something just as weird and obtuse. Love it
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  • Avatar for WiIIyTheAntelope #8 WiIIyTheAntelope 7 months ago
    Without miiverse we shall forever be doomed to wonder y metroid can't crawl.
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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest #9 donkeyintheforest 7 months ago
    i got over 100 likes on one of my miiverse splatoon drawings. thats the most likes ill ever get on any social platform.

    ill be very sad when i cant open that up and remember how many people agreed that marshmallows are better than hot dogs
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  • Avatar for StrwbrryJams #10 StrwbrryJams 7 months ago
    I really liked the platform. For me, it's really satisfying as a play-journal. The amount of time it took to log on though was always killer.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #11 Wellman2nd 7 months ago
    @nathanhill99 Y can't Metroid crawl is now for the ages and interwebs. The few former citizens of the Miiverse will spread its eternal question.
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