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Nintendo 3DS problems, physical defect prompts Amazon review

We all know that the Nintendo 3DS has been available since late March, but in a recent overview of Nintendo’s portable system it seems that there are some apparent problems which has prompted Amazon to stop shipping the popular handheld console.

We are not exactly sure of the specific reasons behind Amazon’s decision to stop shipping the item, but one might look at some previous complaints that have been reported by early consumers of Nintendo’s portable 3DS gaming system.

According to Examiner, who have publicised Amazon’s disregard of the item for a temporary time, many complains arose that the top-screen was getting scratched by the lower screen as the two rub against each other, leading to marks and scuffs. The only reason for this is that the rubber footings that are housed on the top-screen were too small, which then caused the marks.

Nor Amazon or Nintendo are directly addressing what the issue could be, however Amazon have posted a notice upon visiting the item’s page which reads: –

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by 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. (Thanks for the tip!)

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

In retrospect, this could indeed be the problem that is stopping Amazon from being happy with the item that they are shipping.

In similar news, we are hearing that members of a gaming forum who have recently purchased a Nintendo 3DS say that the top-screen rubbers are no longer too small, and have now been designed longer so that the marking and scratching issue no longer applies. If you have recently purchased a Nintendo 3DS, you can confirm this by leaving a comment in the section below.

As stated, nor Nintendo or Amazon have confirmed or denied that this is actually the reason, but we suspect that it could definitely be a contender. If you still wish to order the Nintendo 3DS via Amazon, you still can but it will not be shipped via Amazon directly, instead you will get it from Target, or another leading store who are in partnership with Amazon.

If we hear any news about the Nintendo 3DS problems, then we will be sure to let you know, but in the mean time we ask you to think twice before ordering from Amazon.

If you own a Nintendo 3DS, please tell us your experiences with it? Have you had any problems?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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