“Thousands of customers have reported suffering headaches and dizziness after playing the three-dimensional machine, which works by flashing separate images into each eye, creating the illusion of depth,” Martin Evans reports for The Telegraph.
“But some are angry that they are only being offered partial refunds if they return the console to some retailers,” Evans reports. “Sundeep Tailor, 27, from Luton said he started to feel unwell after playing his 3DS for just three minutes. But when he took the product back to his local Game store he was initially offered a refund of £176.99, which is £30 less than the price he had paid.”
MacDailyNews Take: Say “hello” to restocking fees, Sundeep.
Evans reports, “Nintendo has been forced to defend the 3DS, last week announcing that the console was not safe for under-sevens, while also warning people to only play in 3D mode for less than 30 minutes at a time. Some retailers, including HMV, are offering full refunds but only for a limited period.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If you think the users want to puke, you should see the Nintendo execs.