Nintendo today has to shut down its 3DS messaging service Swapnote, after they learned that it was being used in order to exchange "offensive material".
Seriously, who could possibly have guessed that a messaging system used by real humans would sooner result in offensive material being communicated using it? Anyway, the company issued a service notice on their website.
"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," it read. "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.
"Nintendo always wants to provide a positive experience for all consumers and limit the risk of any inappropriate activity or misuse of a service. We feel it is important on this occasion to take this action."
Naughty naughty kids.