Banning players in an online game for a limited time is nothing new; banning them for 136 years is.
- Targeting one player
- Quitting in the middle of a match
- Self-destructing on purpose
- Remaining inactive during a match
Nintendo has not given an official statement on the glitch. This problem has been affecting players for a few days now and it is not limited to just American players. Japanese player zenaorz1 tweeted a picture of the notification on his 3DS.
Nintendo should say something about this problem, especially since online is the only way to play with other people on the 3DS. They have gotten better about solving situations like this recently. Hopefully that will be the case with this problem too.
Riley Berry is convinced that this ban is not a glitch and Nintendo plans to reveal the cure for death as one of their quality of life products. You can follow him on IGN.