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Miiverse Websites Are Right Around The Corner

By Kevin on Apr 07 2013 11:45 PM
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Miiverse is outta this world!
Is Nintendo preparing the miiverse.com, miiverse.co.uk, and miiverse.jp domains for us?

Miiverse — Nintendo's ultimate online social experience that allows fans to exchange in-game images, personalized messages and clever doodles, meet new friends, and stay up-do-date on the latest game developer announcements — was first announced during last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 5th. Consumers in North America who purchased a Wii U on November 18th of last year were able to see first-hand what this was like. It was easy. With a single tap of the stylus on a Miiverse icon displayed on the Wii U GamePad's home screen, fans were off to another universe: Miiverse.

Over the past five months, several small improvements have been made to Miiverse, creating an overall dramatic change. A huge assortment of game-specific communities have been added, improved message filtering options have made it significantly easier to locate information, and tracking what your friends do is much more simplified. Fans want more, though. They want to expand their Miiverse experience. They want to take Miiverse on the go and log in with their mobile device while at a coffee shop. They want to log in to Miiverse from their PC or laptop when they're not using the GamePad. They want that Miiverse experience at a moment's notice.

Logging in to Miiverse via website address from your PC or mobile device is in plain view. We know this. In fact, we've already seen what the mobile web version of Miiverse looks like because it was announced during the 2013 Game Developers Conference (GDC) by Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki. We also know that Miiverse access from a PC or mobile device will be available at any given time between now and May, which was also announced during Kiyoshi-san's GDC presentation. The truth is, there's not a whole lot of time left so I did some digging around and found some interesting information that you may appreciate.

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A quick online whois search for miiverse.com reveals that Nintendo of America purchased the domain one day prior to the 2012 E3, on June 4th, 2012. Furthermore, Nintendo also purchased miiverse.co.uk on June 3rd, 2012 and miiverse.jp on June 4th, 2012. It's clear to see that Nintendo have some sort of genuine interest in the "Miiverse" domain names, aside from simply purchasing the domains. My hunch is two-fold: they've purchased those domains to protect the Miiverse name and they have plans in mind to develop how you and I access and interact with the future Miiverse via web Browser. Accessing each of the aforementioned Miiverse domains redirects you to the official Nintendo All-Access @ E3 2012 website. Knowing this, it seems that each of the major global regions will have their own Miiverse web server, which makes sense.

As soon as I find out more on Miiverse, I will keep you up-to-date. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Miiverse websites, and whether or not Nintendo have different plans to use different domain names.

Source: miiverse.com, miiverse.co.uk, miiverse.jp


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Comments: 7

Good stuff. I hope the url is as easy as miiverse.com.
But...but doesn't:
https://www.nintendo.miiverse.com/miverse/homepage.html

have such a nice ring to it?
Interesting, when you go to Miiverse.com it redirects to e3.nintendo.com

Maybe the big announcement comes at E3 this  year... hmmm!

View PostDinky, on 16 April 2013 - 01:39 AM, said:

Interesting, when you go to Miiverse.com it redirects to e3.nintendo.com

Maybe the big announcement comes at E3 this  year... hmmm!

Oh snap! Good find! I tried that website a few days ago and got nothing. So I assume this was a recent re-direction.

View PostPastaFriend, on 08 April 2013 - 10:02 PM, said:

But...but doesn't:
https://www.nintendo.miiverse.com/miverse/homepage.html

have such a nice ring to it?

Hahaha, you truly are a funny one!

View PostDinky, on 16 April 2013 - 01:39 AM, said:

Interesting, when you go to Miiverse.com it redirects to e3.nintendo.com Maybe the big announcement comes at E3 this  year... hmmm!

View Postaquizero, on 16 April 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

Oh snap! Good find! I tried that website a few days ago and got nothing. So I assume this was a recent re-direction.

It's obvious that neither of you read far enough into the article, specifically, the portion below. And, the domain names have pointed to (redirected) e3.nintendo.com since...E3. Am I publishing too much content? Is it too boring and dry? Would it be better if I just slapped together a few sentences for each article, like how most of the other sites report Nintendo info?

View PostKevin, on 07 April 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

A quick online whois search for miiverse.com reveals that Nintendo of America purchased the domain one day prior to the 2012 E3, on June 4th, 2012. Furthermore, Nintendo also purchased miiverse.co.uk on June 3rd, 2012 and miiverse.jp on June 4th, 2012. It's clear to see that Nintendo have some sort of genuine interest in the "Miiverse" domain names, aside from simply purchasing the domains. My hunch is two-fold: they've purchased those domains to protect the Miiverse name and they have plans in mind to develop how you and I access and interact with the future Miiverse via web Browser. Accessing each of the aforementioned Miiverse domains redirects you to the official Nintendo All-Access @ E3 2012 website. Knowing this, it seems that each of the major global regions will have their own Miiverse web server, which makes sense.

As soon as I find out more on Miiverse, I will keep you up-to-date. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Miiverse websites, and whether or not Nintendo have different plans to use different domain names.

View PostKevin, on 16 April 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:

It's obvious that neither of you didn't read far enough into the article, specifically, the portion below. And, the domain names have pointed to (redirected) e3.nintendo.com since...E3. Am I publishing too much content? Is it too boring and dry? Would it be better if I just slapped together a few sentences for each article, like most of the other sites that report Nintendo info?

:ashamed: well shucks now, lol. To be honest, I did read the entire article the day it was originally posted. When I responded I didn't recall everything from the article and jumped right to the comments. I really gotta re-read before commenting it seems. :P
I responded before I finished reading the article. But I am going to blame the time I posted at, lack of sleep and pain medication for not finishing the article first

View PostKevin, on 16 April 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:

It's obvious that neither of you read far enough into the article, specifically, the portion below. And, the domain names have pointed to (redirected) e3.nintendo.com since...E3. Am I publishing too much content? Is it too boring and dry? Would it be better if I just slapped together a few sentences for each article, like how most of the other sites report Nintendo info?