Nintendo Being "Proactive" With 3DS Warnings, Says CEO


Posted January 10, 2011 - By Jake Gaskill

Nintendo Defends 3DS Warnings

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has spoken out in defense of recent warnings made by the company concerning the use of the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS by young children.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Iwata said Nintendo issued the warnings—which suggested children under the age of six not utilize the 3D functionality of the 3DS to avoid potential eye damage—simply to give consumers the most information possible, not because the company believes 3DS gaming will result in serious physical harm.

As USA Today points out, the American Optometric Association recently echoed this sentiment when they commented that there haven’t been any conclusive studies that show 3D gaming could be harmful to children, but that “leaning toward the side of caution is advisable in guiding children to use these devices in moderation.”

Last month, Nintendo posted a warning on its Japanese website that suggested kids not play 3DS games with the 3D feature turned on because the 3DS “delivers 3D images with different left and right images, [which] has a potential impact on the growth of children’s eyes.”

This mostly sounds like Nintendo’s lawyers working hard to protect the company from potential/inevitable lawsuits. I guess we’ll find out for sure when the 3DS hits shelves in March, and people start claiming they can see the real world in 3D.

Source: Wall Street Journal (via USA Today)

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Nintendo Being "Proactive" With 3DS Warnings, Says CEO


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