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Nintendo 3DS makes Britons sick

Written on March 31, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Launched just last week in the UK, the Nintendo 3DS is reportedly making numerous of Britons sick.

The newly launched game console has been getting complaints from hundreds of buyers in Britain who said they felt dizzy after playing the game.

The is the first handheld device to offer games, entertainment and films in 3D without the need for special glasses. The gaming console pulls this feature off by flashing separate imageries into each eye, thus creating illusions of depth.

According to reports however, the British consumers’ posts on review sites and Twitter complain of dizziness and headaches just several minutes after the hand-held game console. A few even claimed seeing web pages in 3D after switching from the Nintendo 3DS to a PC.

One gamer said: “The 3D gave me a headache, so I hated it.”

Another one Tweeted: “Bumped into a friend and we played with a 3DS but it made both of us feel ill.”

Giant Japanese company Nintendo has previously issued a word of caution that the console is not advisable for children aged under seven. According to company, the 3D effect can be lessened or turned off. They advised players to take a break every 30 minutes.

“When viewing any kind of 3D images, some people might experience minor discomfort. The effects are short-term and have no lasting effect,” a Nintendo representative said.

The official UK price for the Nintendo 3DS stands at £179 — 37 percent higher compared with the device’s selling price in the US.

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