Gamers: Nintendo 3DS Makes Us Sick

Nintendo: Don't play it so much then
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2011 2:40 AM CDT
Gamers: Nintendo 3DS Makes Us Sick
Not everybody is a fan of the glasses-free 3D offered by Nintendo's newest console.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Gamers—including some reviewers—who have tried out Nintendo's new 3D-effect console say it has left them feeling distinctly woozy. Customers complain that the Nintendo 3DS, which flashes separate images into each eye, has caused headaches and nausea, and now they're having trouble getting full refunds from retailers, the Telegraph reports.

Nintendo has responded to complaints with some simple advice: If it's making you feel ill, take a break. "As with anything that requires focus, from reading to staring at a computer screen, taking frequent breaks is always recommended," a spokesman said, noting that some people might experience discomfort when viewing any 3D images.The Nintendo 3D was designed with a 3D "depth slider that lets users adjust the 3D effect to a level that suits them," he said. (Read more Nintendo 3DS stories.)

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