I've been around for several weeks, and... since the 3DS was released in the US, I noticed that many complain about hinges, dead pixels, SD Card problems, low speaker volume, Black Screens of Death... For now, all we know is that many users are complaining about their new systems having a lot of hardware-related issues. Like, what's wrong? Is it because it's the first batch? Or maybe they didn't care a lot about quality checks? You can always make use of your warranty, but it's not nice to return your brand new system just because it's full of problems out of the box. It also gives Nintendo a bad reputation. Have you had any other issues with your Nintendo 3DS that haven't been mentioned here? ._.