Nintendo has announced the closure of Miitomo, which it launched in 2016
as its first foray into smartphone gaming. The app was a "social experience" in which players could dress up
avatars known as Mii and could pose for virtual selfies to share online.It was downloaded millions of times
when it launched but struggled to maintain a large audience.
will no longer sell in-game currency and after 9 May the app will completely
cease to function. Miitomo was Nintendo's first tentative step into mobile
When it was launched in March 2016, it received mixed reviews from gamers who
had hoped Nintendo would bring one of its well-known video games to
smartphones. Nintendo's Mii avatars were introduced on its hit Wii console, but
the characters feature less prominently on its latest console, Nintendo Switch.
"Miitomo was an interesting experiment," said games journalist Ryan Brown.
"It'll be sad to see that wiped away forever."
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