Nintendo’s latest portable system, the Nintendo 3DS, has been available since late March, but online retailer Amazon.com is no longer offering the hardware due to complaints.
Depending where the item is being shipped, Amazon really sucks at packaging.
Amazon is fricking godly.
I've filed complaints almost every time just because my items came in damaged. Why would you package a limited edition item with bubble wrap? Luckily, they always give me something in return.
Amazons packing and speed is second to only new egg.\\ but thats the best way to get a company to make changes. lets see what nintendo will do i thought this was something super serious.
THIS. I love paying extra for overnight shipping, and getting a book in a flimsy paper envelope with a big ol' CREASE down the center. Or small items in large boxes, that look like they've been beaten with metal bats. Amazon REALLY sucks. Regarding these common Wii complaints... Of all the things to complain about with the 3DS, the hardware itself is at the bottom of my list. It's got a loose hinge, but so did the DSi and DSiXL. It also gathers dirt and shows dust/dirt way too much... but that's because Ninty was stupid (just like Sony w/ the original PS3) and decided glossy black was PERFECT. It ain't.
Wow. Amazon is the biggest online retailer and they're not going to be stocking them? Several retailers are overcharging... Could the 3DS have had the shortest life cycle of any system ever?
It would be unprecedented for a Nintendo Handheld....for sooo long they were the kings of handheld gaming, guess these other mobile devices are starting to do their damage
What is the main, publicly known feature of the 3DS? See what I mean? For too many, 3D in a handheld isn't enough. The lack of advertised social innovation on the 3DS along with the apparent lack of features over prior models is hurting it's sales. Note I said apparent. I do not mean it isn't a leap over it's predecessor, only the public's perception is that it isn't a leap.
wow, talk about commenting without even reading the article. Amazon is the one receiving complaints about how it ships or what the website says about the product, thats all....
wtf are you speculating did you not read the article... its a problem with scratching on the system.
great time for vita to pick up some of the ds gamers.
The fact the 3ds isnt selling too crash hot isnt good news for vita either...
Actually Vita Is Totally Different To 3DS. Its A Million Times Better With Way More Features And Games
The launch lineup of Vita is way worse than the 3DS launch lineup and future current titles. Name all the "great" titles on PSP. There are very few.
I originally had one in layaway but had to cancel it. I am so so happy I did. I was only getting it for two reasons. 1) Megaman Legends 3. 2) Cause I missed out on the entire DS library. Well, MML3 is sadly canceled (fuck you, Capcom) and really... there's nothing coming out that I want on the platform, so the only reason to get it for me over a cheap DS would be cause it is future proof... but at the rate sales and reception are going for the 3DS... future proof it is not.
you have a lot to catch up buddy. many rare games.
What's with the disagrees? Nintendo fanboys? I said I intend to get an original DS.
I like all the unnecessary doomsday posts here.
Minuscule compared to the million deaths the PS3 has had on N4G.... With the 3DS starting off just as shaky its not surprising..
Lol, they haven't stopped selling the system because it's not tearing up the charts sales wise. It's either about the hardware problem with scratches on the top screen or an error on Amazon's part. Let's be real people.
Only the black 3DS is being reviewed. The blue one is fine. There must have been a manufacturing problem with the black models.
That's funny, they're still available when I go to amazon. Maybe I will order one at some point. Hopefully some more good games will roll out.
only probs i have had with mine is dead pixles, returning it today for a new 1 so not really a prob.
They probably shipping used ones as new. Some companies will do that.
Why should we buy a system that only has "enhanced" ports? I don't want to play the same games again. Let them release some good new games and I'll buy it right away. I don't give a damn about that 3d gimmick.
Kid Icarus 3 is not a port Mario 3D is not a port DOA Dimensions is not a port Luigi's mansion 2 is not a port Dr. Lautrec is not a port Animal Crossing 3D is not a port RE Revelations is not a port Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is not a port Mario Kart 3D is not a port Crush 3D is not a port Samurai Warriors is not a port Beyond the Labyrinth is not a port Cubic Ninja is not a port Heroes of Ruin is not a port Seems to me like you're just making up excuses. most of those will be available by no later than early 2012 with most coming this holiday
I'm talking about the present not the future.
as of the present there are 2 ports that i know of in the english speaking countries: LOZ OOT and Street Fighter
"Some early 3DS adopters have complained about top-screen scratching caused by the 3DS’ lower-screen as it appears the top-screen rubs against the lower, which leads to marks. The cause of this issue is believed to be the rubber footings on the top-screen being too short." It was probably a mistake in manufaturing because owners of newer models are not reporting any problems. "Nintendo hasn’t addressed this issue as a problem or defect for the handheld at this time, but members of gaming forums have stated that recently purchased 3DS’ have longer rubber footings and properly keep the top-screen off the bottom, thus solving the issue." I am pretty sure that since its Nintendo and they usually have a great return policy amazon will not have any problem replacing defective 3DSs. The 3DS just came out in March so some units are bound to be flawed.
i bought a black 3ds from Amazon with no problems.
haha..who came up with this nonsense news...must be a sony or microsoft fanboy
go on the amazon page and you'll see for yourself. Obviously it's not because of sales problem though.
Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars also isn't a port and is the sleeper launch title. Turn-based grid combat isn't everyone's cup of tea but it is a stalwart genre of a handheld's library. Its very traditional, but that is why it works. Awesome game. Check it out. It just had a price break. I bought a Black 3DS two weeks ago and I have noticed smudge lines on my top screen. They did wipe off, so I did put on my top HORI protector even though I originally didn't intend to do so. It shouldn't be a problem now. Yeah, it slightly increases the thickness, but now the contact is happening with the plastic and not the glass. I do think it could be an issue on older versions, but it is also clearly influenced by the user. If you carry it around with pressure on it or with dirty pockets you're going to have problems just like with older DS models. That is true of any mobile device, whether an ipod/phone etc. If you actually go to Amazon, none of the "low" reviews comment on the screen issue. In fact, most of the "1" reviews are by idiots that expected PS3 level graphics or seemingly have unbelievable visual acuity that can detect visual "flaws" that normal people like me can't notice. The problem of most extremely lower reviewers on Amazon is that they clearly don't have any patience for anything less than perfection. I personally think 3DS games look great and I'm happy with my system. Yes, I'll trade it in and upgrade as soon as a new model comes out. This happens with every new handheld. The doomsday articles on here really tick me off because it isn't painting a true picture of people that really enjoy the 3DS. I think part of that is that game site writers have really high expectations and are really nit-picky.
Early adopters are always getting screwed. Their just real world product testers.
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