Porn discovered on 3DS purchased as Christmas present for 8-year-old

System purchased at Wal-Mart contained sexual images, upsetting family of 8-year-old boy.

One child made a surprising discovery Christmas morning. After snapping some images with a 3DS he received on Christmas, Tom Mayhew's 8-year-old son found various pornographic images saved on the system, WAVY News 10 reports.

"He went to play his games, not knowing anything was on it," Mayhew said. "After a while, [the kids] took pictures of themselves and when the picture was taken it went to a file."

When Mayhew's son opened the image files, he found a dozen pictures were already there--pictures he was not meant to see.

"It was a shocker because we had family here, and there were a lot of kids here," Mayhew said. "The kids were the ones that discovered those pictures."

"There is no reason for them to be even really on there," he added. "It's disgusting for one. It seems that this was the only thing left on it."

Mayhew purchased the 3DS at a Wal-Mart in Hampton, Virginia and said the images were time-stamped for early December. However, he bought the 3DS on December 23, so the portable was likely purchased and then returned without Wal-Mart wiping the system of user data.

This is not the first time a porn-filled 3DS has been sold to a unknowing consumer. Last year, GameStop sold a refurbished system containing sexual images to a Colorado man, who gifted the portable to his five-year-old son.

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Ardus
Ardus

The family may have been upset but I doubt the boy was.

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

you would think that the company that the product was returned to. would have tested it and cleared the memory, before putting it back out for sale. lazy just lazy. and quite funny aswell :-D

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

He must have gotten the, Japanese Version of the 3DS.

SoulxReaperx366
SoulxReaperx366

Meanwhile the dad's wondering why he has so many kid's games on his.

HuSSaR83
HuSSaR83

Kid is gonna be sex freak now lol

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

Jesus, who cares in a year or so he's gonna be on xvideos if he's not already. Unless he's a pickle kisser...

bigmikeOK
bigmikeOK

Ok, well, I guess Nintendo has to do something to stay competitive with Sony and Microsoft. I think they should test this out for the Wii U as well, it might get those systems selling like hotcakes and propel them into first place.

dummpymonkey123
dummpymonkey123

Why is Gamespot recycling news I read this report in June on a different website ... better late then never I guess

thorn3000
thorn3000

well kids gotta learn
...also. oh my god! naked people! as this absolutely not how we (for religious people how god) created us...

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

So he got sex-ed a little earlier than he would have otherwise. What a tragedy.


Anyways, this was either incompetent employees putting a returned item back on the shelves instead of sending back to the manufacturer, or somebody at Wal-Mart playing a prank. Nintendo is obviously not responsible for this.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Probably returned to store as prank for just this reason.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Seems like the big story here is that Wal-Mart repackaged a returned item and put it right back on the shelf, which they are NOT supposed to do.  When I worked at Target we had a whole room in the storage area dedicated to sending returned items back to the manufacturer.

finalkain
finalkain

Coulda swore I saw this same exact story last year....
 yep re-read it.. they did

jetfreakist
jetfreakist

don't blame it on Nintendo bro, blame it on the Wal-Mart peace out

crashchaos
crashchaos

I like how Gamespot has the video review for the new 3DS Zelda game for no reason in the news bit.

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

Wow, and Nintendo is supposed to be the family friendly alternative. Remember the original Mortal Kombat on Snes with sweat instead of blood and censored finishing moves, while the Genesis version was unaltered? Now on select Nintendo products, your child can have a crash course in sex-ed without a parent's permission. It seems Nintendo has really matured over the years, lol!

vitari
vitari

What was the pics of?

jalisdaboss
jalisdaboss

Although we should rightfully be mad of jerk weeds that put pornography on what are supposed to be new video game systems, the REAL problems should be focused on why did the people return the 3DS as well as who would have been in charge of wiping out the memory of the game and the possible fraud of selling a used gaming system as a new gaming system, which, according to how Wal-Mart does its business, is supposed to NOT happen and that such systems are REQUIRED to be returned to the business of origin, in this case, Nintendo.  I know, that seems like a rather crappy deal, but, more than likely, that is what would have happened in such a store.  I also know that this is true because I used to work in retail (although it was not Wal-Mart) and their policies were to return defective merchandise to the retailer or to destroy and/or dispose of out of date products.  Finally, the biggest thing that we should be concerned about is the jerk weeds like GLAAD that make things like this legalized in society, the pornography barons, the sexual traffickers, the modern-day slave drivers/masters, and other sick individuals that honestly need a LOT of mental help and deliverance from demonic possession.  Those are my two bits on the issue.

Dematrix
Dematrix

Guess the kid got what he wanted for Christmas.

ShinobiMedic
ShinobiMedic

.. If I got that 3DS I would prolly laugh myself to death, then go return it and complain afterwards.
 Oh, I'd also wash my hands.. Several times.

Agent-M
Agent-M

Somehow, reading this article makes me want to watch Fight Club.

leandrro
leandrro

UPDATE: boy wasent upset at all

megakick
megakick

Could be returned or it could be WAL*MART employees....

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

It's a shame for the kid. I'm sure there are plenty of people that return items and claim they were never opened.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Where those pictures clear enough to see the goods or where they just mugs shots? XD

toddx77
toddx77

Lucky, the 2DS I got for Christmas only came with Pokemon X on it lol. Could of had the 2DS Pokemon XXX bundle ;)

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

WalMart just threw it back on the shelf after someone returned it.  Nice work guys.

Willy105
Willy105

"However, he bought the 3DS on December 23, so the portable was likely purchased and then returned without Wal-Mart wiping the system of user data."


This assumes that stores ever do that. They simply take it, and if it looks unopened, put it back on the shelf. 

deadpen
deadpen

Out of all this I never once seen the words "Deleted" or "Erased"?!?!

AlwaysRunning
AlwaysRunning

In this comments section: People who need to grow the hell up and realize that their behavior is why gaming is still considered the realm of immature man-children.

SweatySasquatch
SweatySasquatch

You'd expect this kind of thing at Gamestop, but at Wal*Mart WOW! No company should be able to resell a product as new if someone returns it, that means the product has been used and is used duuuurp!

la_boomstick
la_boomstick

The 8 year old also got a tent for Christmas...

DigiRave
DigiRave

@bigmikeOK Really? So Nintendo turns to pissing off it's customers to make more sales? That's a shitty marketing plan if you ask me. The majority of people buy products based on how that company treats them, the product comes second or third. If they feel they were treated like crap, they will not suggest the product to friends. Apple has so many customers because it provides great customer service. This is shitty customer service, so it would actually hurt Nintendo more than it would help.

analgrin
analgrin

@dummpymonkey123If you read this article properly you'd have noticed it happened this Christmas (2013/2014) and at the end they say it's not the first time it's happened referring to last year which was probably the story you saw originally

DigiRave
DigiRave

@dummpymonkey123 Really, you don't say? So you read news that happened in December in another article that was published in June??? Interesting, really interesting...

DigiRave
DigiRave

@thorn3000 I sense some poorly done sarcasm (really poor, really) so in case it is, I will say this (in case it is not, my opinion still stands): being naked is natural, but we don't walk around in society naked or have sex in public. Sex is an indecent thing,  it doesn't matter if we are naked at birth, not everyone wants to see that, and we don't need society's shit stains to go around teaching kids that are not their own about it. Yes, Kids will learn about that eventually, and maybe even on their own or by accident, but that doesn't mean kids or even adult consumers need to have sexual material forced on them by low-life trash.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@vitari"It was a shocker because we had family here, and there were a lot of kids here," 

Apparently someone getting the shocker.  ;-)

sam80jr
sam80jr

@jalisdaboss   wow, ive always wanted to time travel back to the 1700's.  Thanks for the peek into the mind and soul of an ignorant puritan from the mayflower voyage!

sam80jr
sam80jr

@deadpen whats with ppl using the grammar of gangsta rappers?  Its "i never once "saw" the words...i see ppl saying "I seen it!" all the time on these forums...the only other time i hear this ignorance is in rap songs.  Where did you go to school, seriously? Or is it just "cool kids" who talk that way on purpose?

Agent-M
Agent-M

@SweatySasquatch Ordered a Zelda 3ds XL from Best Buy and it was sent to me with the seals opened and with the Zelda download code missing, fingerprints on the screen, and the nintendo club code already used.


Buying electronics from retailers has become a risky business as of late.

notorious98
notorious98

@DigiRave@bigmikeOKHi, my name is DigiRave, and I have zero sense of humor.  Everything on the internet is 100% serious.


Seriously dude.  Calm down, it's called sarcasm.  And it's pretty blatant.

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

You probably had erectile dysfunction as a child.

vannacut
vannacut

@Thanatos2k @la_boomstick even a little baby does... may be for different reasons but they do...

sam80jr
sam80jr

@Thanatos2k @la_boomstick maybe your junk was broken or you had christian parents.  I was jerking off before I could even produce a load.  It was just a puff of air.  Yes, you 100% can get erections before puberty, you just cant produce semen.