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Nintendo Rubbishes Claims Of Thousands Made Sick By 3DS Consoles

Nintendo has officially denied any reports that its just released 3DS console is causing a significant portion of the early buyers ill.

The Sun claimed today that "thousands" had either returned (or tried to return) the device to retailers across the country but Nintendo said that these claims were simply untrue.

Speaking to Eurogamer, a spokesperson for the company sadi that "The number of calls and emails with queries on Nintendo 3DS is in fact well below the rate experienced during past hardware launches" before adding that "Having spoken with our retail partners there are only a handful of people who have actually gone into stores to request a refund".

Retailers like Game and Currys have confirmed, on their part, that the number of users returning the 3DS instore or complaining that the 3D effects of console made them feel sick was very low.

Nintendo has already specified well before the launch of the 3DS that "when viewing any kind of 3D images, including movies and on TV, some people might experience minor discomfort" and has published guidelines asking parents to prevent young children from playing the console.

We also noted that some retailers like HMV are offering up to £200 in instore credit for every Nintendo 3DS; Game and Computer Exchange are also running these "trade-in" schemes as well.