Nintendo warns 3DS is not for younger gamers
Nintendo's next handheld, the 3DS, will offer three-dimensional gameplay without the need for glasses. But Nintendo has issued a warning that some young players should not use the new technology.
Kotaku has translated the Japanese warning that Nintendo posted on its Web site cautioning that gamers under age 6 shouldn't use the 3D function of the handheld because their vision has not fully developed. Nintendo says exposure to the 3D screen may damage young eyes.
As the warning points out, the 3DS will have the capability to switch between 2D and 3D, so younger gamers can still use the new handheld...just without its coolest feature. According to Kotaku, Nintendo is even putting 3D parental controls on the 3DS.
For older gamers, the company recommends taking a break every 30 minutes instead of the recommended break of an hour for the normal DS to prevent eye-strain.
| December 28, 2010; 9:58 AM ET
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