Merry Christmas: 5yr old’s 3DS gift full of porn

One Colorado family received more than they'd bargained for when this Christmas when they gave five-year old Braydon Giles a pre-owned Nintendo 3DS that apparently still contained "graphic images" from a previous owner.

Boxing Day morning, Braydon was happily playing with his new gaming device - a gift he'd been asking for since last Christmas. The youngster's fun turned sour when he asked his older brother Bryton to help him delete some pictures from the console.

Pornographic Content on child's 3DS console

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As Bryton explained to local station 9news:

[Braydon] said that he didn't take these pictures so I went over to these pictures and I see two people in a bed. I told my dad and I said dad this has porn on it and he got up and went right to the phone.

Dad Mark Giles reportedly "lost it", and was dialling his local GameStop, to report that the "refurbished" device still contained nine pornographic images, which had traumatised his three young boys.

The official word from the retailer is that the images were from "a previous owner", and the store hadn't caught them before re-selling the refurbished device. In addition to an official apology, GameStop has issued the following statement:

GameStop is currently researching this situation. We have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that existing content is removed from all devices before they are re-sold. Out of millions of transactions each year, ones like this happen very rarely. Our number one priority is to make this right for our customer.

Part of "making this right" for the Giles family includes giving young Braydon a brand new 3DS, along with a handful of games to play. While Dad appreciates the gesture, he maintains his boys have been seriously affected by the incident.

You can't unsee this he's 5 years old maybe when he's 18 or 20 maybe he won't know anything about it but he's not going to forget about this tomorrow.

Giles advises all parents - and Santa Claus himself - to be aware of the risks of refurbished game consoles, tablets and other devices, and to check over the electronic gifts before giving them to young children.

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