Nintendo Switch won't have Miiverse or StreetPass

The following information comes from a GamesBeat interview with David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations:

"I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch."

Young said that the lack of StreetPass plays into the idea of the Switch as a home console, not a portable system (even if it offers on-the-go playing). Miiverse is Nintendo’s take on a social media platform for both the Wii U and the 3DS. StreetPass is a 3DS feature that let players exchange game data when they passed other 3DS owners in real life.

Categories: General News
Tags: miiverse, switch


I didn't expect Streetpass on this, honestly, but the loss of Miiverse makes me sad. I don't want to share gaming stuff on my regular social media because frankly, no one cares on my feed save for a tiny few.

I really liked the Miiverse community, but I can see the hesitancy in wanting to continue it forward. Idiots ruined it. Genitalia pics in Splatoon, that TIRESOME "Expand Dong" meme in Donkey Kong's section of the Smash Bros. community, weird role-playing sub communities formed in unrelated game feeds, teens trying to use Miiverse as a dating service....

When Miiverse worked, it was fun and useful. I think they just lack the manpower (and thereby interest) to moderate the flood of people who were bent on ruining a community that worked far better than what Xbox or Playstation ever had.

I accidentally upvoted, but this is absolutely horrible news, at least in regards to Miiverse. As much as people make fun of it, Miiverse was a brilliant service that cultivated a real sense of community and togetherness among Nintendo fans. Splatoon especially benefited from Miiverse, what with its plaza chatter and user-generates graffiti adding a real sense of life to the game. I can't imagine how much blander Splatfests would feel without enthusiastic Miiverse posts and fan art plastering the plaza. I sure as heck hope Nintendo makes a freaking good replacement for Miiverse or certain games are going to notably suffer.


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