withdraws Nintendo 3DS from sale

Amazon pulls the 3DS from virtual shelves after complaints
Matthew Turner

July 25, 2011
Nintendo 3DS

American online retailer has confirmed that it has discontinued the sale of new Nintendo handheld console the 3DS.

A statement on the 3DS page of the Amazon website states that they have received complaints from customers regarding the product.

However, they are still allowing the sale of the item between customers on their marketplace.
The UK version of the website appears to be running the 3DS page as normal.

The statement on the page reads: “While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. (Thanks for the tip!) We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”

The console has been on sale from Amazon since its release in March, and had a few problems upon its launch.

Early complaints included worries about scratching on the top screen caused by the lower screen, and speculation suggests that this is a part of the problem facing Amazon now.

The UK branch of the retailer had its own issues in March with complaints of late deliveries from their buyers.

And of course, just after launch The Sun famously ran an article decrying the 3DS as being returned in its thousands due to the device causing headaches and nausea (no more so than the content of the newspaper, though - ed).


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