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Miiverse for Wii U now accessible through browsers

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Nintendo delivered on a promise made in an earlier Nintendo Direct today, making the Miiverse available outside the Wii U for the first time. It’s a simple browser page that can be accessed both on mobile and desktop and lets you yeah posts, read your community pages and reply to new content, but if you want to draw or start a new thread, you’ll need to be on the Wii U to do that. Still, it’s nice to be able to catch up on your activity feed directly from your phone if you happen to be out and about.

You’ll need to login with your Nintendo Network ID, which for now can only be created on the Wii U. No word on when dedicated mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone might appear, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.

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  • Sulama Traoré

    The beginning of Nintendo waking up. Being a loyal nintendo fan, it hurts me to see the current situation that they are in. But now, it looks like they are going to work harder to please us and become the gaming giant they once were.

    • http://4812cpvideos.webs.com/ Zack4812

      Well said, buddy. :-)

    • Revolution5268

      um…im not disappointed at all on the situation they are on. More improvement are a welcome to me.

      • Sulama Traoré

        Yea, I agree but with all honestly, it was like Nintendo was living in their own little world, where they ignored all the problems that were coming such as the threat of the PS4 and the NextBox. They struggled in the 2012 fiscal year, because people weren’t willing to spend $300-350 on a system with little games and people not being able to distinguish between a Wii and a Wii U, which is because of the terrible marketing that Nintendo put in US and UK. As a result, they had multiple delays on games and features, which by the way, Nintendo lost some exclusive games like Rayman Legends and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge, which are going multiplatform. They even avoided a huge conference at E3 because they were gonna get crushed in terms of media attention. I guess Nintendo is waking up and see the mess they are in and starting to fix things up. But they have to work really fast. Wii U sales will pick up once they fix their ugly marketing and get a load of games.

  • kevin

    Did I miss something, I didn’t see a way to post a new comment on the web? Saw reply and teahs only…

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Me either.. only to reply… It was just launched and I hope that it gets enhancements soon.

      • Cesar Barroso

        its beta version.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Currently you can only reply to comments already there. Nintendo will likely do some updating according to user feedback, but I’m pretty sure they want content to originate on the Wii U.

    • Revolution5268

      Its a beta man thats it.

  • val berger

    Webintegration works very well, but the problems, Miiverse is facing are now coming out even clearer. Just a long list of dozens of communities? That’s no navigation, I hope they find a solution for this very soon. Plus the 100 character limit is now, that we are able to write with ‘real’ keyboards superlow.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      I agree 100% with this. I’ve avoided making any posts on the Miiverse because I’ve found it annoys me to try and conform to the limit. I’ve simply used it as a tool to Yeah drawings I enjoy.

      Now that Nintendo has integration outside of the Wii U, the character limit should be increased to at least 250 characters and some form of sorting and navigation should be implemented. What will Miiverse look like 5 years from now if it’s not?

      The ability to create communities would be nice, too.

      • Cesar Barroso

        well, i really don’t want to read articles on Miiverse.

        • val berger

          And I don’t wanna read articles spread over 10 miiverse posts. Sometimes there’s really serious discussion going on on miiverse, it’s a shame that the limit is interfering there that hard. short posts won’t stop just because people are allowed to write longer text. look at the comments here, they are all like 1-2 paragraphs long, but most of them is loger than 100 chars.

      • Zuxs13

        Update is out Ashley. Time to post a new article for everyone. ;-)

      • val berger

        ab-solut-ely :-)

    • Revolution5268

      you know i wish nintendo makes 100 character limit change to 150-250, WE NEED TO request it by miiverse, not a lot of people are complain about it in miiverse.

  • Gillian

    “You are not old enough to view this community.” What, this doesn’t happen on my Wiiu

    • AAAkabob

      They will probly add the feature to the Wii U soon

  • Denvy

    Oh wow, now nothing will get done at work!

  • Derty

    Wtf I can’t make posts??? This is fuckin wack… I’m sure they will make it to where u can. But still shit is lame so far… :(

    • Revolution5268

      ITS A BETA (A.K.A PROTOTYPE)!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Clockwork Being

    ”You’ll need to login with your Nintendo Network ID, which for now can only be created on the Wii U.”

    Good work Nintendo thats a anti-troll statement right there and I am glad you guys did that.

    • D.M.T

      But they said “for now”. I hope they don’t change it ever. Miiverse needs to stay anti-troll forever

      • Ace J

        they say “for now” because miiverse isnt out yet on the 3DS

  • Jeffery02

    I tried it last night. I took one look at it and felt like it WAS an app. The GUI is great and looks a lot more like the GUI on the Wii U version. I wish it would let you draw with the mouse or a touch screen, but I can live without that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nermin.hasanovic.73 Nermin Hasanovic

    So when is the WII U update coming? Anyone ?

    • Levi Johansen

      Right now!

    • stef

      its out now. I just updated mine

  • Yoshiwhirlwind

    Miiverse Mods will have their work cut out with trolls.

  • Johny

    I love it :D great job nintendo ! really didnt expect it so early.. it just came out of nowhere x)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.wanstall Jim Wanstall

    Smart move , I really don’t see what all the fuss is about , the WiiU is slowly building momentum,and soon it will be unstoppable , with some great games coming out soon , in Nintendo we trust

  • Javy G

    Awesome sauce! Just added this website to home screen as an App!

  • Zombie_Andrew

    I can’t read or send private messages nor can write messages

  • Buduski

    Finally Nintendo getting with the times! HD, Miiverse on the go (social community), one thing thats missing are DLCs from third party games. I know it might be asking a little much but game devs need to see that there ARE hardcore gamers that support Nintendo. Just sayin…

  • Ace J

    i tried using the browser on the wii u (just for kicks) to see what it looked like and when i went to the site a message appeared: “Press the HOME button and tap *miiverse symbol goes here*.”
    lol they blocked it from the wii u’s browser. kinda cool

    • Tim van Broekhoven

      Yeah, I tried that too…. Lol :D

  • Ya Boii K

    i hope nintendo starts to use smartphones and starts to put apps and little games on android and ios

    • X3Charlie

      Maybe even release more Hyrule Hystoria-esque eBooks or game information apps.

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    So is there a link or website or what?

    • Tim van Broekhoven

      miiverse.nintendo.net

  • Hella

    slap dat shii

  • scarlet

    Love using this on my laptop!! It is oh so smooth…

  • Kirbyomega

    Well um…..

    Could ya give us a link?

    • Kirbyomega

      oh you did thanks.

  • fireheartis1

    Now if they would only give us more than 100 characters that would be awesome. I love posting on Miiverse but the 100 character thing sucks. Sometimes it’s very hard to type only 100 characters at a time and let the comment make since. Hopefully that will come in the future but as of now this it totally cool.

  • shaun hudley

    As most of you know, Nintendo just launched their mobile site for the Miiverse but why is there no app ready with this site. Don’t know. But here is an unofficial one until Nintendo gets ready. And dont worry, This app doesn’t asks for any permissions or passwords. It’s like a shortcut to the mobile site where you exchange your info with Nintendo not the app directly. So get your free Android app here.

    http://www.appsgeyser.com/getwidget/miiuniverse (Direct link)