8-Year-Old Boy in Virginia Gets Unique Gift: Nintendo 3DS Loaded with Porn

8-Year-Old Boy Nintendo 3DS Loaded with PornA lot of parents think that the best Christmas present to give to their children would be one of those popular videogame consoles in the market. Surely, such gifts would excite the kids. But parents should also beware about the content that is pre-loaded in the device.

This year’s most interesting tale of typical holiday shopping gone wrong could be the one shared by a Virginia-based family. Tom Mayhew and his wife thought a Nintendo 3DS would be the perfect gift for their 8-year-old son this season. Initially, they were right. The kid was definitely delighted and excited to see the device after unwrapping the gift.

The boy was left alone for some time to play some games in his new possession. The family thought it would be nice to take some family pictures with their gifts. They were shocked when they reviewed the photographed images.

Loaded storage

When the family pulled up the images taken using the Nintendo 3DS, they discovered that the storage already has preloaded content in it. And those were not from Nintendo. There were a dozen of pornographic images that were saved on the 3DS’ storage.

Tom said they were shocked and embarrassed at the same time because there were lots of kids there. What’s worse was that the kids were the ones who discovered the inappropriate pictures.

After a little probe, they discovered that the naughty photographs were time-stamped with early-December dates. It was then that they discovered that the unit was not totally brand new after all. At first, they suspected that it was Nintendo that was at fault for the blunder but after the time-stamped pictures were discovered, they concluded that Wal-Mart should take the blame.

Careless retailer

It seemed that the console they bought was already pre-owned by someone else, who might have decided to return it days after purchase. Obviously, Wal-Mart became a little too careless to return the device to the shelves and sell it as brand new. It failed to check whether the console’s storage was loaded with content that would make it obvious that someone else pre-owned it.

As expected, the family was disappointed over Wal-Mart’s practice. The retailer is yet to make any comment about this embarrassing blunder. Nintendo is also expected to release a statement over this issue soon. Meanwhile, parents out there should beware when giving devices as gifts to their children.

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