The Sun Says European 3DS Users are Complaining About Dizziness; Nintendo Says Nobody’s Complained to Them
I’ve heard about a few problems folks have been having with the 3DS; Ross and I both got splitting headaches the first day, for one. I’ve even been hallucinating things — the text of this post is floating off the screen as I write this. This, of course, is why the 3DS manual is covered in health warnings. Too, Ross and I aren’t typical users, as we mess with the thing far more than most people will. Anyway, I haven’t had any 3DS-inspired headaches since the first night.
The Sun, doing what it does, is reporting that “HUNDREDS” of people are pissed off about getting “dizziness, headaches and sickness after playing the hand-held device for just a few minutes.” Most of these complaints seemed to come from Twitter.
MCV asked Nintendo about the report. Amusingly, a spokesperson said, “We’ve had zero calls on this issue in both the UK and across Europe since Nintendo 3DS launch.”
Not that any of this means anything. I have no doubt that people are bitching as the Sun says they are, but “HUNDREDS” of people isn’t a big percentage of users, even in a single country. And, as both the Sun story and the Nintendo statement to MCV say, there are tons of health warnings on the thing telling folks to take breaks regularly and whatnot (PilotWings Resort also throws out warnings from time to time), and users can control the level of 3D and even turn it off. I’m honestly starting to question why I even wrote this.