Nintendo has announced that next month, they will be discontinuing the Nintendo TVii service during the month of August.
The announcement was made on the Nintendo Miiverse from Sarah, a member of the Nintendo TVii community. After three years, Nintnedo will be shuttering the Nintendo TVii service and the community within the Miiverse on August 11th at 3:00 PT. Sarah of Nintendo said the following:
“After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending the service on August 11, 2015 at 3:00pm PT. At the same time, we will be closing the Nintendo TVii Miiverse community. We sincerely thank you for all of your engagement within the community and the Nintendo TVii service. We look forward to your contributions within our many other Miiverse communities.”
It is likely that many fans didn’t even utilize the service which could be a reason why Nintendo is deciding to dedicate resources elsewhere. This could also be Nintendo preparing for their next console and shuttering unused services in the meantime. Hopefully Nintendo will be announcing a successor to Club Nintendo at Gamescom which is set to take place early next month, August 6th-9th. Either way, Nintendo fans have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.