The company that kills a small forest every time they release a new AAA title (to make the unnecessary and thick precautions pamphlets that come with the system and every other game) is at it again. Nintendo has admitted their warning against children under the age of six playing the 3DS with the 3D effect on, is simply meant to give consumers enough information and to avoid lawsuits.
Satoru Iwata spoke with the Japanese Wall Street Journal and pointed out that Nintendo’s warning didn’t mean that they actually believed the 3DS would ever be dangerous to children. Although he also confusingly went on to say that some specialists (not named however) think the 3D effect could harm eye development in young children. According to the NY Times, the world’s “elite eye specialists” are of the opinion that the 3D effect is unlikely to cause any damage. Even though eye doctors around the globe have given them a free pass, it did not stop Nintendo from barring under-sixes from using the 3DS with 3D turned on at
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