Nintendo reaffirms 3DS kids' health warning

Under six-year-olds advised to deactivate 3D mode

Nintendo has made its 3DS health warnings official with a statement on the main Nintendo site almost two months before the console's release.

It says that young gamers under the age of six are advised not the use the 3D mode on Nintendo's new handheld because their eyes are still in the developing stages.


It also issues the typical Nintendo advice of taking breaks after every 30 minutes of play, which no one usually listens to, but it's suggested that 3D causes eye fatigue faster than normal 2D.

This pretty much mirrors statements from Fils-Aime at E3 last year, when he said: "We will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images."

But far from the headache-inducing nightmare that was the Virtual Boy, Fils-Aime highlights that "this is the same messaging that the industry is putting out with 3D movies, so it is a standard protocol." Nothing more than a corporate ass-covering safety clause.

However, if you're a five-year-old with parents who are prepared to give you a £200 game system, you're a lucky kid. We had to stick with dried old Play Doh and our uncle's dusty Atari 2600 pulled from the attic. So shut up complaining.

[ SOURCE: Via Engadget ]