Nintendo Switch: Miis are optional, can be transferred from 3DS or Wii U via amiibo
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Nintendo Switch: Miis are optional, can be transferred from 3DS or Wii U via amiibo


Are you bringing yours over?

Speaking with Kotaku, Nintendo confirmed that Miis will be an optional presence on its new console, Switch.

“Mii characters can be used to represent a user profile, but are not required,” a Nintendo rep told the site.

“Users also have the option to choose a profile picture from an included library of Nintendo character images. Mii characters can still be used in games if developers choose to include them.”

The Switch will have a Mii maker built-in, so new Miis can be made on the console. Those who wish to bring old Miis over from 3DS or Wii U can use an amiibo to transfer them.

The Switch hits stores shelves on 3 March, priced at $469.95 AUD.

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