Nintendo Suspends Swapnote to Cut Down on Minors' Misuse

Posted by | November 01, 2013 | News | No Comments
nintendo notesSource: Shack News

Nintendo, whose primary demographic is younger kids, has suspended its Swapnote service for 3DS as of October 31.

Evidently some customers were using Swapnote to exchange questionable content. Although we aren’t entirely shocked at this revelation, we’re glad Nintendo is trying to find a solution:

“Nintendo has learned that some consumers, including minors, have been exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards and then using Swapnote (known as Nintendo Letter Box in other regions) to exchange offensive material. Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop the SpotPass feature of Swapnote because it allows direct exchange of photos and was actively misused.”

Hopefully disabling Swapnote won’t be a permanent fix, since many users enjoy the service and use it responsibly.

(Source: Nintendo)

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