Almost two years after its release, Nintendo is shuttering its peculiar social network app — Miitomo.

This was the Japanese gaming company’s first stab at mobile app as they attempted to break into the lucrative smartphone gaming market. But it seems that other products have taken priority. In an announcement, Nintendo stated that Miitomo will be completely off the grid by May 9, but users can expect in-game perks until the official shutdown happens.

This mobile chatting platform predates other hit Nintendo apps like Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Instead of popular Nintendo characters like Mario or Zelda, users navigated this social network using the Nintendo avatars made popular by the release of the Wii back in 2006.

This chatting and mini-game centric platform garnered quite the sizable user-base, clocking in at somewhere around the 10 million user mark. So why would Nintendo just give that up?

The company hasn’t released any statements regarding the reasons behind ending Miitomo, but it could have something to do with the app’s popularity compared with other games and the Nintendo brand in general.

Right now, Miitomo sits at the 102nd spot in the “Social Networking” section of the Apple App Store, while games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hold the sixth spot under the “Family” category. It’s underwhelming performance might be a factor in this move, but remember Nintendo just released the Switch, which was an absolute hit.

Miitomo isn’t compatible with the Switch and harkens back to the time of the Wii and the WiiU with the avatars it uses. With the immense success and attention Nintendo’s newest console has gotten since its release, it makes a lot of sense that they want to focus their energy on this new front.

So it looks like the Japanese gaming giant that has brought us timeless characters and games is shifting to a Switch-centric era. Be sure to bask in all those free coins before your online world goes dark, Miitomo users. We’ll keep you in our thoughts.

Apple took down the Apple Store to begin making some updates on Wednesday morning in anticipation of its imminent product announcement. But not before some stealthy leakers were able to pull the product names of the three new iPhones — the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR — straight from a snippet of XML code. That put an end to one of the announcement’s biggest mysteries.

If you’re passionate about getting your hands on the latest in Apple’s smartphone tech, you’ll definitely want to get your pre-orders ready for the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. Building upon last year’s iPhone X release, the pair of 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED smartphones both have notched screens and improved facial recognition capabilities. But the eye-popping duo also set a new standard for Apple handsets to come.

Where the iPhone XS and XS Max bring brilliant displays and a new age of processing power, the iPhone Xr introduces unique color options. The 6.1-inch LCD handset fuses the notched-screen and Face ID features that set the iPhone X apart and breathes new life into the rainbow color palette that the 2015 iPhone 5c brought to market. It will start at $749 and it will ship by October 26.

That magical moment has arrived: Apple’s “Special Event” took place on Wednesday, September 12, and with it came a slew of announcements about new Apple products. One of those products is the Series 4 Apple Watch, and all the new features that come with it. Plenty of information about the gadget has leaked in recent days, but it wasn’t until Wednesday that new specs were revealed.

Apple’s keynotes are almost as famous for the excessive pageantry as they are for the products announced in them. And the September 12 event to announce the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 was obviously no different.

As is custom, the company brought out a number of heavy hitters to tout the virtues of the new lineup, including, most notably, American Heart Association President Dr. Ivor Benjamin. Benjamin, a cardiologist by practice, was on hand to tout the new Apple Watch Series 4, by far the most innovative new hardware on display. It’s the first-ever over the counter device capable of taking electrocardiograms, and has already gotten a seal of approval from the Food and Drug Administration.