Nintendo’s social app Miitomo goes offline two years after launching

The decision to take the app was revealed earlier this year

Nintendo’s social app Miitomo goes offline two years after launching

Nintendo has taken its social app Miitomo offline just over two years after the game first launched.

The avatar-based social experience was the console giant’s first foray into the mobile market and was developed in partnership with DeNA.

Nintendo originally announced the decision to shut down the app in January and stopped selling IAPs as of the January 24th. Instead, the company opted to dole out coins and game tickets as daily login rewards for those still playing.

None of Miitomo's features will remain active following the closure, including any "Miifotos" posted to social networks directly from the app.

We hardly knew ye

“We’ve come a long way since the app was launched, and once again we want to thank everyone who’s been involved,” read a statement from Nintendo.

“We hope to go on to even bigger and better things in the future with Nintendo, and we hope you’re there to share the fun.”

Miitomo originally launched on March 31st 2016 and was estimated to have made $1 million in its first month.

Despite rapidly losing users in the following months the social game managed to hit 10 million downloads after two months.

Nintendo stopped mentioning Miitomo in any of its financials from its Q2 FY17 report onwards and instead focused on newer titles Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Nintendo’s mobile games have proven to be somewhat of a success for the company and brought in $359.5 million in combined sales over the past year.

According to its financial report for the fiscal year ending March 31st 2018, the figure represented a 62 per cent year-on-year increase.

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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.