Monday, March 28, 2011

3DS "Black Screen of Death" Being Reported



Multiple gamers have been reporting that the 3DS is suffering from a crash issue across multiple game titles.  According to posts found on NeoGaf, AVForums, and Digital Spy, the "Black Screen of Death" has been occuring while playing Super Monkey Ball, Street Fighter IV 3D, Pilotwings, Ghost Recon, Lego Star Wars and various Mii applications.

According to the posts, some of the issues can be resolved by resetting the system or reformatting the SD card to FAT-32 format.  Other gamers have had no luck resolving the recurring crashes and have returned their systems for replacement.

We're still too early in the 3DS launch to know how widespread this problem is, but it's definitely alarming.  There's no official word from Nintendo yet on the crashes.

Via VG 24/7