The Nintendo 3DS is only a day out from release in the United States, and reports of errors are tricking in from all corners of the internet. Users are reporting a “black screen of death” error that requires a hard reset of the system to clear. It won't brick your 3DS, so "Death" is an overly strong descriptor, but it sounds pretty annoying.
According to internet posters, the error has popped up across a variety of applications, including Super Monkey Ball, PilotWings Resort, and even the Mii making application.
There's some speculation that the error has something to do with Wi-Fi, and that playing with Wi-Fi off might solve the problem.
It bears mentioning, though, that here at G4, we've had a bunch of 3DS's going pretty much non-stop for the past couple weeks. We've played just about every launch game to completion, and used every feature, and not a single person has reported a crash.
We've reached out to Nintendo for comment, and are waiting to hear back. Until then, let me know if you've had this problem with your 3DS.
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