The Nintendo Switch, due out on 3rd March this year, will not feature Miiverse or Streetpass, as advised by a source from Nintendo.
Nintendo of America’s assistant manager of public relations, David Young has told VentureBeat that the Nintendo Switch will not include Miiverse. “I can answer that we’re not going to be using Miiverse for Nintendo Switch,” he said. He also explained that Streetpass won’t be coming to the Switch as it isn’t the same type of portable device as the Nintendo 3DS.
It’s interesting that Nintendo’s new console will venture away from Miiverse, a feature that is available on it’s predecessor the Wii U. Further detail on why Nintendo has chosen not to include this is still unknown.
For the Social media aspect that will tie in with the Switch, Nintendo won’t be using it’s own platform, but will use third parties. The Switch will have the option to share images to social media platforms and at a later date will allow players to share video too.