Jan 25, 2018

Nintendo axes Miitomo, its first smartphone game

Nintendo has announced the closure of Miitomo, which it launched in 2016 as its first foray into smartphone gaming. Nintendo 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 gaming. Nintendo's Mii avatars were introduced on its hit Wii console, but the characters feature less prominently on its latest console, Nintendo Switch. Nintendo said it would hold a "Thank you festival" before the service closed, offering players free virtual coins and game tickets.

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