Why was Swapnote discontinued?

Why was Swapnote discontinued?

On October 31, 2013, Nintendo abruptly suspended the Swapnote/Nintendo Letter Box SpotPass functionality presumably after an incident in Japan where minors were sharing Friend Codes with strangers who had exploited the messaging service to allegedly exchange pornographic imagery.

When was Swapnote released?

December 21, 2011
Swapnote/Initial release dates

Was the 3DS a success?

By 2017, Nintendo had managed to evolve the 3DS into a modest success. As its games library and base hardware improved, the market responded, with high overall sales in the years following its debut.

Is Swapnote discontinued?

In case you don’t remember, this free service was effectively discontinued back in 2013 when Nintendo found out users were exchanging offensive material. It then disabled the online functionality, limiting it to local wireless.

What will replace 3DS?

The end of the 3DS is no surprise — the Nintendo Switch had replaced the 3DS as the company’s state-of-the-art handheld, practically since its launch in early 2017.

Is 3DS being discontinued?

Nintendo has discontinued its 3DS handheld after about 76 million sales over a nine-and-a-half year period. A notice on the Japanese firm’s site says “manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended”. It means the original Nintendo DS retains the title of being the bestselling mobile console.

Does the Switch have StreetPass?

Nintendo Switch won’t have Nintendo’s beloved social features StreetPass or Miiverse. The 3DS’s StreetPass feature in particular is unique to portable devices as it offers bonuses for those who come into proximity with other 3DS players.

What happened to Swapnote?

Swapnote was a free Nintendo-made app that let users create and share hand-written notes and drawings. Users could connect the program to the Internet and, with SpotPass activated, transmit and receive notes. It became available in December 2011. The service’s online support ended on October 31.

What is another word for controversy?

other words for controversy. MOST RELEVANT. argument. bickering. difference. discussion. fuss. quarrel. squabble.

Does Swapnote work with Yomiuri online?

Yomiuri Online doesn’t specifically mention Swapnote and says that the girl used the 3DS’s online function to access an online dating site. A Mainichi News report, however, does mention Swapnote.

Does Swapnote work on 3DS?

A Mainichi News report, however, does mention Swapnote. In the above articles, both Yomiuri and Mainichi note that parents had initially turned off the 3DS’s internet function, but the children had turned it back on.

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