Miitomo, Nintendo’s first smartphone app, is shutting down on May 9th at midnight, according to a recent announcement on its website.
In preparation, Nintendo ceased selling Miitomo coins, which would allow you to further characterize your Mii and purchase other in-app goodies, on January 24th, though it will still offer daily login bonuses until the app’s shutdown deadline.
Launching the app on or after May 9th will only give you a message that the service has ended, and all of the app’s features will become inaccessible. This includes any items you may have purchased in the app, as well as all Sidekick Miis and Miifotos. If you want to save your Mii or Sidekick Miis, you’ll have to use a QR code and transfer them to Mii Maker on your Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. However, any of your Mii’s personality information and extra items will no longer be available on these platforms.
As far as Miifotos go, you’ll have to save them to your smartphone if you want to keep them, since you won’t even be able to view the pictures you’ve shared on social media once the app shuts down its services. The same goes for other Miitomo-themed items on your Nintendo Account or Super Mario Run, as those items will no longer be displayed starting May 9th.
Miitomo launched in March 31st, 2016, and hit three million downloads within its first day, eventually reaching the 10 million download mark, which sounds impressive until you realize Pokemon Go has hit 752 million downloads and Super Mario Run was at 150 million downloads as of July 2017.
RIP, Miitomo. We hardly knew ye, mostly because we never played ye.