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Nintendo’s Miiverse social network launched on the Wii U in Japan when the console went on sale in the region on December 8, 2012. This November, Nintendo is ending its service in Japan.
In an official release, Nintendo announced that the Miiverse will end on November 8, 2017 at 3pm Japanese time. No word yet if or when the Miiverse will be impacted in other regions. Kotaku has reached out for comment but hasn’t heard back.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the Nintendo Switch doesn’t use the Miiverse. We knew this was coming.
Once service ends, the Wii U or the 3DS have get the following error codes: 115-5004 for the Wii U and 015-5004 for the 3DS.
Wii U and 3DS games that have Miiverse features will obviously no longer have them in Japan after its service ends. For example, below you can see how Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U will change:
In Japan, this will impact over 70 Wii U games and over 20 Nintendo 3DS games.