With the likes of the Nintendo witch and 3DS getting some updates this year, this week was the Wii U’s term, only it seems the update itself is rather sinister.

While the update is cited as solely consisting of “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience” and mandatory for those who wish to use the eShop, according to dataminer @ShinyQuagsire, it harbours a dark secret. In the files he was able to find text that specifically states the end of the Miiverse which was never present in any other version update, except for version 5.5.2 U, which is the update that has just come out. For the text in full, you can see it here:


It is one thing to not use the Miiverse for Switch, but just because the Wii U isn’t getting any first party titles anymore, isn’t any reason to end the fun service so soon. Especially not when so many users still use it, but until official confirmation comes from now, for now at least, this story is of course a rumour and if you have something to say about it, you’re more than welcome to speak your mind in the comments.


Source: en-americas-support.nintendo.com & @ShinyQuagsire (Twitter)


By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

3 thoughts on “[Rumour] New Wii U Update Spells the End for the Wii U Miiverse!”
  1. I’m going to miss Miiverse. Of all the online gaming communities I’m a part of, I had the most fun posting there. I was very attached to the Wii U and haven’t taken its end well, it’s the Dreamcast all over again. But it was an inevitability…

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