So for the second time since I first purchased my 3DS at launch day last March, I've had to send it in to Nintendo for repair. The first time, something went wrong with the gyroscope. The system would automatically shut down when I would apply pressure to it. Now, the circle pad/control stick is messed up. Both problems apparently require Nintendo's own folks to fix. :/
Fortunately, my brother has his own 3DS and I can just mooch off of him when I want to play Tales of the Abyss. But has anyone else had trouble with their 3DS like I have?