Back in 2012, Miiverse was launched, and in 2017, it’s closing. It’s closing date for Japan is November 8th but the dates for other regions are unknown. First released on Wii U, the platform has grown with a great community of helpful gamer’s and developers. With over 100 games, it will be missed by all of the community. But in my opinion, I think they should have ended it a bit sooner.
What does this mean for the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo have confirmed that Miiverse is not going to be made for the Switch, as it has Social Media functions, such as posting screenshots to Facebook or Twitter. This means that there will be no use for Miiverse. They also confirmed that they won’t be removing Mii’s, but they are already on the Switch, so this was quite obvious.
What this means for games that support Miiverse
On games that support Miiverse (Super Mario Bros U, Super Smash Bros Brawl etc.), the features will act as if they don’t exist. Here is an example on Super Mario Bros.
On the Miiverse stage on Smash Bros, the Miiverse post’s will not show, since they will not exist anymore, and will make the stage very blank. On Badge Arcade for the 3DS, you won’t be able to get your Home Menu featured in the Arcade, since the Home Menu pictures are posted to the Badge Arcade Miiverse Page. Super Mario Maker will receive an update so players can still share levels on the game.
The error codes
Once Miiverse has shut down, the following error codes will show. For the Wii U it’s 115-5004 and for the 3DS it’s 015-5004, as you can see in the Photo below.
Is it possible to save posts you like?
You cannot save anybody’s posts but your own. I’m not sure what format it’s in since I haven’t tried it yet, but at least you can save them for safekeeping. Visit https://miiverse.nintendo.net/ and click on the banner near the top that says “Information on Downloading Your Post History.” You will need to be logged in to do this.
That’s all really but if you want more information, you can visit the links in the sources section below