Apparently, a fair amount of Nintendo 3DS owners are claiming "black screen" crashes when using their freshly-purchased 3D hand-held. Nintendo has responded to these reports with some words of advice on how to deal with the problem:
"If anyone is experiencing any problems with their Nintendo 3DS console, we recommend that in the first instance they download and install the latest system update, now available online," read a Nintendo statement.
"If the problems still persist we recommend they contact their local Nintendo Customer Service centre to investigate the problem further."
The specific source of the problem remains unknown, and is not exclusive to any particular game or application.
We will continue to follow this story as it develops.