Just two years after Nintendo’s first smartphone app Miitomo was released, the company announced its future shutdown of the application. After May 9th, all features of the app will be closed off, as well as viewing previously saved messages.
Miitomo’s paid currency was stopped from being sold yesterday, but players will be given them as daily login bonuses so that they can continue using the shop and Miitomo drop features until the shutdown.
After an impressive start, in which the app got 10 million users in its’ first month available, active users began to shut down, which may have been the leading cause of Nintendo’s decision to shutdown the app.
Nintendo is far from done in the mobile games industry however, as they have plans to release two or three more apps this year alongside developers DeNA, and also plans to partner with more mobile developers in the future.