Sun sickness slam shocker: 3DS “is game for a barf”

Wednesday, 6 April 2011 10:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

UK national The Sun has slammed 3DS’s 3D capabilities in today’s paper, saying children shouldn’t be allowed to play with the console for hours and testing its effects with a doctor and subject.

The paper said yesterday that 3DS was seeing “record return levels,” with today’s article claiming that it’s now “the most returned games console ever.”

The doctor on call for the article, Carol Cooper, said that “children should not be left to play on it for hours,” after testing 3DS on a 22 year-old man named Lee.

The article says that Lee’s blood pressure and pulse rose over time while playing with the console.

Cooper said that after two hours, Lee’s BP had reached a level that if “sustained for a long period it could damage circulation,” adding: “I think the break period needs to be significantly increased.”

The paper has linked the dizziness and headaches it said were related to the machine yesterday to news that Nintendo UK PR boss Rob Saunders is to leave the company.

Saunders himself has categorically said in a tweet this morning that 3DS is “NOT our most returned games console ever.”

3DS sold 113,000 units in the UK and 303,000 units in Europe in its first week.