Nintendo’s first-ever mobile game is ending less than two years after it launched. Miitomo name translates roughly to “my friend.” It encourages communication with people you designate.
“A Lack Of Purpose”
Digital Trends’ gaming editor, Mike Epstein, noted the app was “interesting and fun” but lacked “any dedicated purpose or utility in the real world.” He also noted that it drained his phone’s battery much faster.
Nintendo Stops Selling Miitomo Coins
Miitomo coins stopped being sold on Wednesday, January 24. Nintendo will disable the feature on May 9, 2018.
There’s Hope For Miitomo Fans
You can transfer your Mii character to your Nintendo account by linking it to Miitomo. However, it’s personality and other information will be lost. Although the Sidekick Mii characters will also be deleted, you can keep them by saving them as a QR code (prior to May 9th.) Then, transfer them to Mii Maker on the Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U. You can also save them to your smartphone before Nintendo closes down the app.
What’s Next For Nintendo?
Some experts believe that Nintendo will be putting its resources into its newer mobile game offerings, such as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.