Nintendo has responded to reports of a 3DS error message that seemingly renders the console unusable.
On the subject of the error message, which has been dubbed the 'black screen of death', Nintendo issued the following statement to The Inquirer:
"Our recommendations are that 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.
"If the problems still persist we recommend they contact their local Nintendo Customer Service centre to investigate the problem."
The 3DS got its first EU system update on Friday.