Nintendo suspends Swapnote for 3DS due to “offensive material”

If you are a owner of a Nintendo 2DS or 3DS and enjoy using Swapnote. Well… you can’t. Not for now at least.

Nintendo has suspended Swapnote as of yesterday as they are concerned about the sharing of “offensive material”. According to Nintendo’s recent post, users, which does include minors, have been posting friend codes on the internet and then sharing offensive material with each other VIA Swapnote. So, Nintendo decided to pull the plug on Swapnote for a period of time until they can resolve this issue.

The notice stated:

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this feature of Swapnote. Thank you for your understanding.”

Hopefully they can get this under control as Nintendo has always prided itself on being the safety net of the gaming world.

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