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Amazon.com pulls 3DS from sale

Ben Parfitt
Amazon.com pulls 3DS from sale

The US arm of online retailer Amazon has suspended sales of Nintendo’s new handheld the 3DS.

“While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here.

“We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”

Examiner speculates that the move may be connected to an alleged screen-scratching issue, where some users have reported marks being left on the machine’s upper screen.

The site also claims newer shipments of the 3DS boast slightly longer rubber feet to protect against the issue, though there is no official confirmation of this.

MCV has contacted Nintendo for comment.

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The consoles seem to be back on sale now. This is the text Amazon has added though:

A system software update has been released that improves the stability and connectivity of the Nintendo 3DS console. To perform the update: Select "System Settings" from the HOME Menu. Then select "Other Settings." Last, scroll to the right and select "System Update."

Looks like it was a software issue

Sam K

Sam K INDUSTRY
Jul 25th 2011 at 5:50PM

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