Monday, March 28, 2011

3DS Black Screen Of Death


Now that the 3DS is in the hands of customers across the Western world, people are finally playing the thing in large numbers. Large enough, it seems, to have found a "black screen of death" error affecting the handheld.
It doesn't seem terribly widespread, so don'tpanic. But those who have encountered the error have stated it has appeared playing a multitude of titles (including Ghost Recon, Street Fighter, Monkey Ball and Lego Star Wars) and at various times; sometimes while engaged in online play, other times using the menu system, and other times simple...playing.
While in some cases the suggested reboot has worked for some, others have reportedly had to return their consoles to Nintendo after repeated error messages.
Whether this is affecting 2% or 0.0002% of users, we don't know. All I know is, trust a Nintendo console to get a failure state that has such a cheeky, charming name.

8 comments:

Fourra said...

i've tried the 3DS, it's good but for 6-16 yrs old... thx for sharing

mac-and-me said...

will get one tough

Charles said...

oh nintendo, I stopped buying your systems new at... old school brick gameboy.

Electric Addict said...

uh oh

christopher said...

haven't owned a nintendo handheld since like the gameboy advanced. nobody ever takes them out in public, either, which is odd.

Spike said...

Never buy on lounch day XD

Moob said...

never buy ANYTHING on launch day

ScottD said...

ohh shit!

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