This is a list of the community sections that Miiverse communities have been sorted in by Nintendo.
Wii U Communities (Software)
The Wii U Communities section of the Miiverse page lists any Miiverse communities based off of games released for the Wii U, retail or digital. Wii U communities were originally part of one primary section, but this section was split into "Wii U Communities" and "3DS Communities" once Miiverse became compatible with the 3DS. When you access Miiverse from a Wii U system, Wii U communities can only be viewed by default, although 3DS communities can be viewed instead at the bottom. New Wii U communities are displayed in the Spotlight subsection.
3DS Communities (Software)
The 3DS Communities section of the Miiverse page lists any Miiverse communities based off of games released for the 3DS, retail or digital. It was added once the 3DS began to support Miiverse in 2013, and communities were created for new and existing 3DS games. When you access Miiverse from a 3DS system, 3DS communities can only be viewed by default, although Wii U communities can be viewed instead at the bottom with the push of a button. New 3DS communities are displayed in the Spotlight subsection.
The Virtual Console subsection is found in both the "3DS Communities" and "Wii U Communities" sections. Only Virtual Console games will be found in this subsection like the name implies, filtering out anything else. Virtual Console games were put into their own subsection rather than a full one because both the 3DS and Wii U have different compatible Virtual Console games and corresponding systems.
News and Events
The New Communities section features newly-launched communities based off of newly-released games. The section typically updates every two weeks or when a new community launches taking the slot of another. The top of the section displays a tab titled "Spotlight" which lists the five most popular new or newer communities from the section.
The Special Communities section contains communities based off of events that Nintendo is involved with. The communities in this section can vary from being based off of celebrations of Nintendo franchises, video game conventions that Nintendo has attended like E3, or events that Nintendo has created for upcoming holidays. When these real-time events end, their corresponding communities will be hidden by default or deleted altogether.
The Others subsection features communities that can't be classified into any other sections and subsections. There are only a handful of communities in this section because unlike the majority, these communities aren't based off of games or special events. Most of them are based off of video-streaming applications like YouTube, Crunchyroll and Netflix instead.