Microsoft did the right thing when its hardware failed on such a major level. Perhaps Nintendo need to take a leaf from their book over new 3DS SSoD issues.
A price drop is useless if there is an inherent flaw in the hand held's design which causes permanent scratches. Sort it out Nintendo as this is really poor.
this is the first time i have ever even heard about this people are supposed to boycott the 3DS over this? REALLY?
My thoughts exactly. People are blowing this out of proportion to lengths that they want to boycott the 3DS?? Come on! If you compare this to say RRoD, this is nothing to be pissed about. On the same topic shit seems to be falling at Nintendo Land lately. The revenue losses, unsatisfying 3DS sales, it looks like these guys aren't catching a break with the 3DS at all. Let's hope the price drop gets these guys (3DSs) selling.
You can't compare this to RRod maybe to the Xbox360 disc scratching but MS did nothing about that.
It's nowhere near as crippling to the system and ability to play as RRoD was, but if it effects a larger percentage of units in a shorter time span, some folks might consider it to be just as bad.
Seriously....? WTF kind of way to start is that. They estimated 4mil units and came up short at 3.6mil. Yeah...that is a MAJOR failure /s Get real man. Nintendo is doing great with the unit. It's only real competition is the popularity of the DS/DSi. What they should be doing is changing the marketing focus to the 3ds and heavily promote that it does what the ds/dsi do plus more. The price drop is really the original price point they wanted (rumored) but opted to see if selling it higher would work considering the popularity of the whole "DS" family. failure my ass!
It's not a system I plan to get anyway, but I don't think boycotting is really the right way to go. If you really want a 3DS, wait for a new SKU and hope they're going to fix the issue. "Get real man. Nintendo is doing great with the unit. It's only real competition is the popularity of the DS/DSi" It's only real competition is the DS? That's news to me, considering another certain handheld outsold the 3DS on several occasions this year.
The way the companies work is more than just beating the other guy. It's about surpassing their own products. A good example would be the iphone. Each release has seen an increase model over model. Not many companies can do that. Nintendo is such a company where they have increased sales model over model from the original gameboy through the gba and ds. You may see the psp as competition and it rightfully is yet nintendo is going for sales of enough units to replace all other previous units they've sold. THAT is the ultimate goal for a companies product line. Would you disagree that sony's biggest competition is itself with the extreme popularity of the ps2? Those kind of numbers are what sony is after. Seeing the ps2 surpass the ps1 it is obvious they would like to see the ps3 surpass the ps2. It's only logical.
So... because you've personally never heard of the problem, it doesn't exist. See links. http://www.neogaf.com/forum... http://www.google.co.uk/sea... Point is, until Nintendo man up and accept it's a design or manufacturing flaw and offer replacement or repair under warranty then yes I agree consumers should boycott the 3DS. Consumers wanting to pick up a 3DS after the price drop should wait until this issue is fixed at manufacturing level.
no it means this is the first time i have ever actually heard about this like i clearly wrote up there... -___- this isn't even some huge flaw like the RROD was its not even close to that whatsoever some people having a few minor issues with anything is no reason to go boycotting the thing so suggesting a boycott is ridiculous
My brothers 3DS screen had these scratches too. I think people wouldn't really mind if they scratched the screen themselves but to have the hardware scratch itself is a design flaw that shouldn't happen. If the scratches on the screen become severe it will definitely have an effect on your view while gaming.I don't know how widespread this is but Nintendo should take a look at it cause it might really affect their sales when they are at a crucial time. Edit: I'm not agreeing with the boycott thing cause I think this is still fixable. It's annoying but not as severe as hardware failure.
the windows phone 7 i have got scratched just from being in my pocket im gonna boycott microsoft now btw in case a few of you einsteins can't tell im being SARCASTIC
...Do you realize how stupid the comparison was in your comment? Fuck the sarcasm...it doesn't fit the situation and if you need me to explain...please do reply.
xbox site complaining about a so called design flaw that causes scratches calling for a boycott of 3DS i made a joke about how my WP7 got scratched (badly btw) just from being in my pocket calling for a sarcastic boycott of microsoft its a justifiable comparison why? because im blowing things out of proportion my phone getting scratched up simply from being in my pocket for a few minutes would = into a major design flaw and despite the fact that WP7 are designed by the phone companies that sell them its a microsoft branded product HENCE why im blowing things out of proportion and hence why it fits the situation would be no different than making a sarcastic joke about the zune
That's a pretty nasty design defect. Generally speaking, if you're using and carrying the device as intended, it shouldn't develop anything more than wear and tear over time. If numerous or all units become damaged because of a design flaw, that's not a good thing. Now, if your Windows 7 phone became scratched because of poor construction or inferior materials, I could see a complaint. There's a huge difference between damage caused by wear and tear/user error and design defect.
"There's a huge difference between damage caused by wear and tear/user error and design defect." Saladfax gets it...you could blow all you want out of proportion, doesn't change the fact that it's two completely different situations.
this site has been doing nothing but slamming the 3DS I MIGHT be confusing it with another XBOX site though so because of that i don't really buy what they are preaching this seems like its a problem for the people who ARE affected but to compare it to the RROD come on now lets not go overboard
everyone call NASA, Google, the us government and Microsoft we have a problem on a high level, its comparable to the red lights of death, the sony playstation hax, exploding 360's over heating ps3's, yellow lights of death... its called ____ its when your screen MAY scratch your other screen on your 3ds... its the biggest flaw of any console of this century... we must boycott not because the console is expensive ... not because there is a lack of games... no nintendo fixed that we have nothing left but this new problem is the answer... what ever it takes to kill nintendo... /s
LoL a Ms lead boycott sweet lol. 3ds has been on thE plan 12 times no scratches yet Hmmmm. Why not just shut the thing?
ehh... must be a slow day over at xbox world.
"Microsoft did the right thing when its hardware failed on such a major level." ...anyone else want to touch this? *runs*
"Nintendo selling flawed hardware" i don't think msxbox-world.com should be entitled to make statements like that, because the irony is thick.
i think the 3d is causing health problems(eye problems in particular) for SOME gamers.consoles are FAIL in general though :p pc ftw!
LOL Yeah seeing in 3D causes eye problems.... Good thing the world is 2D so we dont have to deal with things li9ke 3D in the real world...
According to the American Optometric Association, 3D isn't causing problems, it's highlighting problems that were already there that may not have been diagnosed. These doctors stated that 3D is "a safe and appropriate technology for all viewing audiences" and "may actually help uncover subtle disorders that, left uncorrected, often result in learning difficulties." In the case of the 3DS the group of 36,000 optomotrists said "children younger than six can use the 3DS in 3D mode if their visual system is developing normally."
"Nintendo really need to show that like Microsoft, they are serious about keeping their customers and loyal fanbase happy..." Ahhaaha! Good one, guys! *wipes tear* Whoo, that was great...
Absolutely nothing wrong with the hardware. Does exactly what it said it would. Just need more games to come out now!
loz ocarina of time is incredible.
Get a screen protector - problem solved.
I wouldn't even go that far. My system has them... They aren't really scratches as much as they are smudges. Wipe them off. Or, don't put your 3DS in your pants pocket if you're wearing tight pants.
The hardware is fine. All I can say is we could do with a few more games.
I really do hate this website. Every other day they're trying to bad mouth Sony or Nintendo. Absolutely pathetic site. I've had my 3DS since launch and have had no such problems. And if it's that much of an issue, get a screen protector.
Agreed. A site called "ms xbox world" should not be talking about nintendo or sony whatsoever.
My 3DS isnt scratching itself so what ever ive cleaned my 3D screen a few times even after wiping it i see no scratches Nintendo in my opinion make hardware that really takes bumps and knocks as 4 my Microsoft phone it scratches if u look at it or just slipping it in and out its case even scratches it 3DS is my best console ever with snes/n64/psone
Lol this article reeks of irony...an Xbox site bitching about hardware faults? SMMFH
I just love how this was compared to the notorious red ring of death. At least you can still play with the 3DS, as opposed to knowing that your hardware is going to breakdown by programing the ring to turn red. My 3DS creates a 'smudge' on the screen, but not a scratch. The only argument being that over time, it could cause a problem due to wear & tear. Even with that in mind, this flaw is not a big deal and Nintendo is aware of the problem. I'm sure just like with the Wii straps years ago, Nintendo will come up with something to fix this problem. Unless this is just your time of the month, there's no reason to boycott Nintendo.
what a joke
This is blown waaaaaaaay out of proportion... that said, my 3DS is suffering from that issue.
msxbox-world is a flawed site
get a grip sony fanboys...i have a 3ds and have no problem with it at all....guess the 3ds price drop have sony and their fanboys running scared...fabricating stories and issues.
Not even a Sony site. I notice that fanboys can't seem to comment without name-dropping. Cut it out.
This is a Xbox site that made this article..... where on earth did you see any "Sony fanboys"?
LOLWUT I guess you could say i love my sony products but i dont see why that would have us running scared as a matter of fact august 12th comes im getting a 3ds and zelda
Honestly these 'flaws' don't really matter to me. Maybe after the 3rd month or so I'm tossing controllers, phones, and handhelds across the room onto couches and beds. I just never sought to protect material possessions so closely.
HOLY F*CKIN $HIT JUST CHECKED MINE AND IT HAS THE F*CKIN SCRATCHES WTF NINTENDO ? DAMMIT THIS ISNT COOL AT ALL PEOPLE SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE
lol nintendo wont do anything so my advice take a soft cloth and put it in between the 2 screens
yea ima get a screen protector from ebay for 99.cents before it gets any worse just looked them up man but yea i freaked out a bit there man its just not cool though. i paid good money for it and just got it like a moth ago . too soon for that to happen bro i thought i had scratched it but i saw the article and it lines up with the bottom screen but oh well i feel better now that theres screen protectors for a dollar ha ha simple solution
Launch versions of any game console are always faulty to some degree. Remember the DSlite had the broken hinge problem, PS3 had some faulty bluray lenses, and probably the biggest hardware problem ever in the history of gaming: RROD.
msxbox-world.com? This can't possibly be biased journalism! Just another group getting massive hits on a free ride from n4g's proclivity for sensational fanboy fodder.
NEWSFLASH: MSXboxWorld is writing flamebait articles! All Gamers are encouraged to boycott and avoid this website until further notice.
It's serious but not that serious.
Microsoft were selling flawed hardware, there wasn't a boycott for them was there? It won't happen.
The thing that sucks about this is the scratches pull you out of the 3D effect. I sent mine in last month to Nintendo have this issue fixed at no charge, and already the replacement screen has the same marks. That really makes me mad because I am OCD about my systems and games. I have to have everything just right or else it drives me nuts!
360 site wanna boycott 3DS, wtf? Yeah it's a design flaw but it can be easily avoided with screen protector. They should be more worried about the 360S Design flaw. 3DS scratch is not as bad as scratching your $60 360 discs. Should gamers boycott the 360S too? Because 360S has the same design flaw as the normal 360, it still scratches disc when tilted, WHY isn't this avoided in the Slim??? Yeah it's happens in unlikely circumstances and accidents and stupid storage position do happen, like earthquake, running in the house, walk into it... but it shouldn't even scratch discs at all because PS2,PS3, Wii doesn't do it.
Don't buy that piece of turd make them solve the problem the power is in your hands you give them money and if you continue to give them money for something broken don't expect them to solve the problem kneel them because you have a choice when you pay. That's val able for all sort of things this is how the things works stop wasting your money on garbage's make them respect the ones that pay and you can change all if you put your brain to work i mean all of you.
I think gaming boycotts are dumb. If you like it, buy it. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Simple as that.
acully micrsoft waited 4 years before solving problem...
yea so i called nintendo and they admitted to the problem but didn't give me a screen protector for free what tight asses . so i just suggested that in the future they offer screen protectors for people who have this problem and they took it into consideration . just pisses me of that they couldn't offer me a solution. sux that i have to pay to solve a flaw that i didn't cause . good thin screen protectors are cheap
The only flaw in the 3DS hardware is the... well, the actual 3D screen itself. It's worthless for portable gaming because it require the DS to be held very still, at a very specific angle and distance relative to the eyes. If you something for mobile gaming, the 3DS is worthless. If you want something handy for gaming around the house, the 3DS is perfect. If the 3DS has shown us anything, it's that "mobile" gaming belongs solely to mobile phones these days. The days of carrying around a handheld gaming machine are long since over.
wait now msxbox is trolling about nintendo, they should just rename themselves to trollers.
Propaganda? Seriously? It's like there's this movement by some gaming sites to try and 'capitalize' on Nintendo's recent struggles. Is this what brand loyalty has come to? Pathetic.
This article is like "watch this without laughing for 30 seconds" videos on YouTube. The irony is so strong with this one that you can't even read it without letting a good laugh out.
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