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3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« on: February 26, 2011, 07:24:10 AM »

Nintendo’s much anticipated 3DS has been launched, but the reception is proving mixed – a great many users are reporting using the 3D mode for any length of time hurts their eyes, whilst Nintendo has issued an unprecedented advisory to “take a 15 minute break every 30 minutes of 3D play.”

Some 3DS players report eye strain in as little as 5 minutes of play, and there are a great many such reports. Just what size proportion of players is actually experiencing problems is as yet not clear, however. Nintendo fans will doubtless be hoping this is just a very vocal minority, as well it could be.

This is rather at odds with Nintendo’s official health advisory though – Nintendo urges a 10-15 minute break every hour for normal non-3D play, and an unheard of 10-15 minute break every 30 minutes for those using the 3D mode.

Whether sales will be as high as anticipated is also now a matter of some doubt – far from shops being left short on stock as with some other hit Nintendo hardware, Japanese buyers are reporting no difficulty acquiring the 3DS at all. Whether this is merely a commendable supply situation or an actual lack of interest amongst buyers remains to be seen.

[Update: some stores in central Tokyo locations eventually did report running out of stock, although it appears the 3DS is still well stocked in most other locations - in the absence of statistical data it is hard to draw valid conclusions, although it is apparently by no means a bad launch...]

Having invested so much in its 3D display only to find the feature is painful and potentially harmful to a seemingly significant portion of its customers may yet prove to be Nintendo’s undoing, although reports from those not experiencing actual pain are otherwise positive – not that the launch line-up is proving terribly tempting.


http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/02/26/3ds-causes-mass-eye-pain-needs-15m-break-every-30m/



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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 01:59:48 PM »
so.... when is this stupid 3d shit gonna fall flat on it's face, before or after everyone in the 1st world countries are blind?

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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 06:36:23 AM »
so.... when is this stupid 3d shit gonna fall flat on it's face, before or after everyone in the 1st world countries are blind?


LMAO!!  So true tho.

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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 09:52:06 AM »
i heard it also causes hairy palms.
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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 12:20:37 PM »
i heard it also causes hairy palms.


hahahahahahaha!

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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 01:58:43 PM »
i heard it also causes hairy palms.


And hairy eyeballs.

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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 03:03:22 PM »
i heard it also causes hairy palms.


AND HAIRY eyeBALLS

Whaaa?  Even for Girls?  Ewwwwwwwww

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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 03:10:59 PM »
i heard it also causes hairy palms.


AND HAIRY eyeBALLS

Whaaa?  Even for Girls?  Ewwwwwwwww




ewwww im not getting one if itll make my eyeballs hairy!

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Re: 3DS “Causes Mass Eye Pain” “Needs 15m Break Every 30m”
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 07:17:56 AM »
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