Earlier this year, Nintendo released a 3DS firmware update that allowed the device to record 3D videos. Uploading the videos to YouTube without editing them will end in disappointment, because they won’t look right.
New technology is always a risk, both for the manufacturer who invests years and funds into development and for the early adopter, who spends their money knowing full well that the tech could disappear or be eclipsed very quickly. So while it’s no surprise that Nintendo has had to slash the retail price on its Nintendo 3DS handheld devices, it’s nice to see that the company isn’t leaving its devoted customers in the dark.
Amazon.com has flagged the Nintendo 3DS as “under review” 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,” according to a notice on the 3DS’s page. However, despite the notice’s claim that the 3DS “is not currently offered by Amazon.com,” the site appears to be processing orders for the portable console.
After reader Ray’s story about receiving and swapping out four messed up Nintendo 3DSes in a row, two of which were lemons, Nintendo reached out to get in touch with him. We played matchmaker and now Ray is happy to report that they gave him a brand spanking new 3Ds. They also let him pick out two new games to make up for the hassle.