Amazon Halts Sales of 3DS to Investigate Alleged Flaws

Posted by at 9:59 am on July 25, 2011

Sales of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console on Amazon are being temporarily put on hold as Amazon works to fix a problem with the console. While the problem isn’t being detailed or even identified, some believe it’s due to the screen scratching issue identified earlier. Nintendo has addressed the issue with more recent consoles shipping with longer rubber isolators that keep the screens farther apart when the 3DS is in its closed position.

Amazon’s statement on its site simply states that a user-identified issue with the console is what keeps it from being sold. The site continues to sell consoles from other merchants and private sellers.

This is yet another setback for the console, sales of which failed to meet expectations. The console has two screens, the top of which can display 3D images without requiring users to wear special glasses. Its $249 price has been considered part of the obstacle with an audience used to paying under $200 and competition from the iPod touch.

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