Nintendo's brand new 3DS console is launching in Australia this week, Thursday to be exact. Our friends in the rest of the world are already experiencing the wonders of 3D technology, but Nintendo's hardware is experiencing a worrying problem.
VG24/7 has reported several cases where the system ceases to operate, resulting in what is now being called the "black screen of death". To resolve the problem, the 3DS needs a hard reset. Alternative solutions include reformatting the SD card, or in extreme situations, returning the console to the point of purchase.
While Nintendo has yet to comment, we do know what games are causing the system failure. Super Monkey Ball, Street Fighter IV 3D, Pilotwings, Ghost Recon and Lego Star Wars have all been reported as being problematic.
Of course these sorts of issues are quite common after the release of a new console, so don't be overly concerned, just pray that yours doesn't suffer from an early death.