Reports from multiple users suggest the 3DS is suffering from a recurring crash issue, across multiple titles. Posts on NeoGaf, AVForums, and DigitalSpy report freshly christened “black screen of death” error requiring a hard reset of the system.
oh boy this is ether happening to hackers or a fucked up first batch
It could definitely be related to the format of the SD card as mentioned since it named a lot of the games that launched with the system. If it's not the software, and not the hardware, it might very well be the format of the SD card. Hopefully they resolve the issue soon.
really? intresting and scary so the game would most liklely work wit out a sd card in it? i hope this dont happen 2 me
Could it be a software update maybe? I haven't updated mine yet.
wow devs not testing games bring out patches and now' not testing new hardware. sorry i will read the article now. well seems like if its doing this on games not just 1 game it could be hardware issue. was this happening with 3D enabled or without.
i havent had a issue but i just got one today hope this crap dont happen thank god for nintendos warenty and warenty exstention
I hope this isn't due to hacking the system. If it is...."IN YOUR FACE, HACKER(S)"! And if it's Hardware related..Thank God for the warranty and my apologies. I hope you get it fixed and enjoy your system. I saw a demo unit with PilotWings Resort today. IT WAS AMAZING!
I am pretty sure this is a hacking thing. Ive had it for a full day and a japanese 3ds and nothing like this has happened to me its funny the bias on this site that only the bad articles are getting posted. Id like to see just 1 "3ds doubles wii preorders in US" article posted that might be too positive @ below it could also be just isolated. My ps3 freezes, my wii freezes, my 360 dies, my ds lite hinge broke.My psp umd drive broke. Shit happens to all systems From what Ive been reading across the web the 3ds is pretty amazing and all this doom and gloom, crap is pretty much insane.
its to early for that many people to have hacked the handheld. just read the forums on neogaf!
there is an r4 out and those r illigal so maybe ppl bought that
The homebrew community is huge. I remember seeing several Nintendo DS systems having Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games on THE FIRST month OF launch. Free ROMS easily make up the price of the 3DS, and normal DS Hardware.
Apparently Microsoft helped develop the 3DS
I laughed. Here's a bubble.
This is why it isn't to good of an idea to get systems when they first come out. Almost every game system that has come out has had a problem with the first shipment.
I agree with you, but at the same time disagree. This is one of the reasons we have a standard 1 year warranty on video game hardware like this.
your 100% right about that but if its a main issue u get it replaced by nintendo alwasy free with or without warenty
True but how many people are going to do that? Less I check more people went out and brought a new Xbox 360 in stand of sending it in.
I dunno why you're getting massive disagrees for this situation, but honestly it's true. People went with the thought of "Either wait for them to send it back, or just buy a new one" It's no joke either. I've seen people just use their money like that from a LOT of customers when first batches come out for a new system. -_- And issues are common to happen on the first batch of systems. The dead pixels and easily cracked hinges comes to mind on the original DS.
i bought the ps3 80gb with bw compatibility (MotorStorm edition) 4 ubs ports, and some other stuff, and ! trust me i still think it was a great idea spend 550 dlls for it that time :D
well for me this goes for any new hardware upon launch, console or mobile phone whatever... will not get the first version of the 3DS or the NGP but instead enjoy my PS3 Slim and wait for the 3DSi XL or NGP 2 coz by that time the hardware are cheaper, more stable & effecient with better features, and I already have a decent library of the better games with updated content or DLCs.
@soren I guess its possible but damn that would have to be a lot of people!
Not like Nintendo... I'll wait a few weeks, see how widespread this really is. Are we talking a RROD from early xbox days (shudder) or are we talking a small number? And this only causes a reset of the system? (Or at least that's how I read it- feel free to correct me.) Shouldn't be called a screen of death then- that's reserved for when the system in FUBAR, and will not be convinced to return to working condition no matter how much voodoo magic you employ.
Hopefully it's a limited number of units. Hard to speculate right now, but I truly hope Sony doesn't have an issue like this when the NGP drops this Christmas.
I dunno if it really warrants the "of death" moniker. With the PS360, you were porked when that happened, at least the hard reset or reformatting memory cards can make your system playable again, at least for most. I'd still return it, but I wouldn't call it an "of death" problem just yet.
BSOD: Blue screen of death. Happens on windows from time to time which causes a pc restart. Title is appropriate here.
Oh right. Forgot about that.
Lol this is nothing. All it does is force a reset.
Yeah like that is going to stop people from buying it.
would not be surprised if the anti pricacy programm is working "too well"
EDIT: My bad
It's the Queen's English
That's the way it's spelt over in England. You know, where they invented the English language? :P
Actually English is from Germany.
@Pedobear Rocks no, it was England. I think u mean it has a small german influence from the Saxons. -_-
"3DS “black screen of death” error reports creep in" hell at least its not blue.
lol, it is blue. Its just the lighting that makes it look black. I'm sure this is a small scale incident. Nintendo is just too careful for this to become like the RROD. ^_^
This is bound to happen, around 5% of all electronics are defective. Well, unless it's a 360 phat, then 45% will be defective.
Why do people believe that Nintendo makes perfect handhelds? Some units are bound to have hardware problems at launch its completly normal for this to happen. Example: I had to turn in 2 DSlites because i had problems with the screen with stuck pixels. People have to thank Nintendo for their return policys. Just turn in the 3DS and pick up a new one easy as that. Even if the store doesnt have any you will probably have to wait a short while before getting another 3DS so in the end it isnt a big deal.
it's not of death unless it bricks the console. However, this person clearly named the article that way to garner more interest, which is fine.
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