Japanese Mag Reports 3DS Makes Gamers Dizzy After Ten Minutes

We’ve all heard the (debunked) reports that the Nintendo 3DS could affect vision in younger players, and of course that the stereoscopic 3D could cause eye fatigue. Now, a Japanese magazine is reporting that gamers at last week’s 3DS event in Tokyo were negatively affected by the handheld.

According to weekly mag Friday, a majority of gamers interviewed after playing the 3DS reported becoming dizzy within 10 minutes of playing. One 30 year old male stated that the Sengoku Musou Chronicles demo felt good when he started playing, but that he had to turn off 3D visuals a few minutes in because he couldn’t take it anymore.

While some of those interviewed said that you can reduce the eye fatigue by holding the machine in a fixed position, over half said that they had to turn off the 3D effects mid-game due to eye strain.

While these anecdotal reports are obviously not conclusive, it does bring the question of eye fatigue back into the equation. We don’t know anything about the source, either, as this is the first we’ve heard of Friday magazine.

As we haven’t had a chance to get sufficient hands-on time with the system to judge for ourselves, we’ll have to wait and see what our own experiences are like. Once we find out, we’ll be sure to let you know.

[Via The Magic Box]

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