Miiverse and StreetPass not coming for the Switch

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  1. Steve_Doido
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    Fans of some of Nintendo’s more unique features may be in for a disappointment with the Switch.

    Neither the Nintendo 3DS’s StreetPass feature or Nintendo’s social network Miiverse will appear on the company’s new Switch console. That’s what David Young, Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations, told GamesBeat today at the Switch event in New York City.

    “I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch,” Yong said when asked about the feature today.

    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.

    For social media, the Switch will use other platforms — not Nintendo’s own — and also has a share button that can be used to share images, and later on, video. Nintendo did not specify which platforms in the interview, just that it would be existing social media.

    Source: http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/13/nintendo-switch-wont-have-miiverse-or-streetpass/
     


  2. DarkCoffe64

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    I don't see this as a bad thing.
     
  3. Armadillo

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    Hopefully miis are next on the chopping block.
     
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  4. Dartz150

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    Another Great reason to switch! :switch::wub:
     
  5. the_randomizer

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    You mean the community where they censor every word they think is bad, ban people because of, and not to mention the weird interface, sec is now going to the chopping block?
     
  6. Logan Pockrus

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    Never really cared for either, so, oh well.
     
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  8. SS4

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    I got a New 3DS XL and the switch doesnt interest me anyways . . .
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    Miiverse was a shitty social media with over controlling moderators. Streetpass was barely used
     
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    The only good thing about Miiverse is the hilariously stupid posts from children you can find on it.
     
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    Right before they get removed
     
  12. SonicCloud

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    Meh . Miiverse was a Facebook for 7-year-olds with super protective and dumb administrators and streetpass *atleast where i live* you are more likely to get your 3DS robbed than get a streetpass
     
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  14. Tigran

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    I used Miiverse a couple of times to post wierd pics from games, or for easy pic capturing, but other than that.. Not sad to see it go, especially since we'll get the screenshot button.
     
  15. Lacius

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    I liked StreetPass, but did anyone care about Miiverse?
     
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  17. WiiUBricker

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    Miiverse is a censored twitter. Good riddance.
     
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  18. EmanueleBGN

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    It can arrives later. StreetPass too, when they decide to let die the 3DS.
     
  19. ItsMetaKnight

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    I'll miss StreetPass. It was one of the best mobile features and was the reason I brought my 3DS everywhere.
    I never cared about Miiverse tho.
     
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  20. duffmmann

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    I kinda liked the Miiverse effecting games, seeing what people are saying about games that I'm playing on the home screen, the things that would show up in the background on the Smash Miiverse stage and things people would say at random points of Super Mario Maker levels. No huge love-loss there, but there were a few things that the Miiverse did that I legitimately thought was pretty neat.
     
  21. hyprskllz

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    Never uses Miiverse, and almost no one uses Streetpass or even a 3DS here, so i won't miss these.