Nintendo's Miiverse now viewable from PCs and mobile phones

Web-based app at beta stage; players cannot post messages and manage user lists at the moment.

Players who wish to browse through Nintendo's Miiverse social network outside of the company's consoles can now do so via a web-based app.

Players can view the Miiverse through their iPhones and laptops now.

Nintendo's social network functions can be viewed on PCs and mobile phones on the following link: miiverse.nintendo.net. The program is currently in a beta state, meaning that players are limited to just browsing on the social network. Users cannot make new posts, send and receive messages or friend requests, and manage their user list on the app at the moment.

Nintendo recently outlined its plan to return the Wii U to profitability on its recent full-year earnings report. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage.

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AlexFili
AlexFili

In my opinion this is one of the best features of the Wii U. There's no point focussing on the singleplayer experience in advertisements when in reality it's all about friends lists and social interactions.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

who cares, just make more games nintendo

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

Nice. More useless apps instead of games for the Wii brick. i can't take credit for this thought, but apparently region 4 KUSH is the shizznit! cuz this strategy only makes sense if your high. 

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

You can access it from PC, but why the hell would you want to?

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

I tried signing in to give it a wee go on my phone and it said it's only available to people who already own a Wii U.

So, this is basically pointless for anyone other than those people who already own a Wii U first place.

This is just another recent example of Nintendo's slightly useless strategy of only preaching to the choir.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

I'm still amazed at some of the artwork people manage to produce on the gamepad in MiiVerse. That stuff alone is a time killer to look through.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

now i dont have to turn on my wiiU,,,too check out miiverse..

great.

yavix
yavix

Just checked it out, looks like they are all enjoying their Wii U's. Looks like a lot of fun.

elunesgraces
elunesgraces

Too bad I can't make an ID without having a WiiU. I'd love to get in on the discussions/posts!

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

 Man I wish there existed a social network that catered to all games instead of limiting itself to only Nintendo games. You could even call it something cool like Fuse or something. Ah well I guess no one though of that.

Forgotten_Taco
Forgotten_Taco

@DarkSaber2k To comment on things? I don't know. Who the hell would use Facebook on PC is the real question.

Panorama12
Panorama12

@amaneuvering sorry to break you bubble what can you imagine the hate and troll posts by users who don't have a wii u? seriously....it's not to hard to understand why they did this.

Prime_28
Prime_28

@amaneuvering No this is actually a smart move by Nintendo. If they allowed anyone onto Miiverse then it would turn into what every comment section on any gaming site has turned into, a TROLL PLAZA. 

jonzilla_basic
jonzilla_basic

@amaneuvering So Nintendo does something for those of us that bought the system and to have us more connected to each other and you bash them? Thats like complaining that you can't access PSN from Xbox Live...

Zen_Kaizoku
Zen_Kaizoku

@Sefrix It would just become a war-zone like most other multi-company forums. Do you really want that? LOL

Aengelus
Aengelus

@DaneGamer I can say 100% that Japanese kush is in fact the best there is.

RavenSoS
RavenSoS

@jonzilla_basic @amaneuvering 
I think their point is that Nintendo had recently announced that they are going to promote the Wii U through Miiverse to help increase sales. If Nintendo does not allow other non-Wii U owners to check it out via PC then they're right. It is simply Nintendo preaching to the choir. I wouldn't blame them. I would blame Nintendo's poor marketing strategies which has certainly been a major contributor to the Wii U's low sales.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

@Mimorpg @KBFloYd  lol no that was legit. i just phrased it like a bad advrtisement.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@Zen_Kaizoku Why don't you click the Fuse link below your login name in the upper right-hand corner of Gamespot and find out ;)

kohle36
kohle36

@Forgotten_Taco @RavenSoS @jonzilla_basic @amaneuvering Speaking of moderation, do they literally review every single drawing submitted from the stylus? If the WiiU ever gets a largish install base, they're either going to have to pull the feature; spend more than they make off the thing hiring mods; or accept a Miiverse populated by dirty peach-bowser fanfic

Forgotten_Taco
Forgotten_Taco

@RavenSoS @jonzilla_basic @amaneuvering I would imagine Nintendo would get loads of trolls if Miiverse was as open as facebook. I personally prefer it this way. Also, Nintendo isn't using miiverse to promote the Wii U to newcomers or those curious, they're using it to promote software to those who already own the console.

In that sense it makes no sense to open it to the public, and I doubt that miiverse will convince many people to buy a $300 machine. Miiverse is nice but its not much more than a highly moderated facebook.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@topherlee94 Sorry to hear that happened. It can be rough sometimes with the community. For instance, I know not to post my religious beliefs because of the comments (this is a general internret rule however). Seems the Wii U can get the same reaction -_-

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@KBFloYd So there are pros and cons to both ;) Personally I wish it didn't turn away good people. The more good people the better the experience ^.^

topherlee94
topherlee94

@KBFloYd @Sefrix @Zen_Kaizoku No kidding. I went back to see a comment I made earlier about the Wii U and found the board flooded with smack talk goading and overall trolling. I don't expect everyone to agree but.....damn. SMH