3DS Unsuitable For Young Kids?

After making a splash at Nintendo’s successful E3 conference this year, the 3DS snatched the attention of gamers with its polished good looks and impressive, albeit lone, gameplay video of the new Kid Icarus game.  It would seem however, that Nintendo’s glasses free 3D experience may not be suitable  for everyone.

Talking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said:

“We will recommend that very young children not look at 3D images,” he said. “That’s because, [in] young children, the muscles for the eyes are not fully formed… This is the same messaging that the industry is putting out with 3D movies, so it is a standard protocol. We have the same type of messaging for the [1990s Nintendo virtual reality machine] Virtual Boy, as an example.”

Nintendo class any child under the age of seven, a relevant chunk of their market, as being in the category of ‘young children’.  How this will tie in with their marketing of kiddie oriented games such as Nintendogs is anybody’s guess.

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  1. Samuel The Preacher says:

    That must be why they included that switch to turn the 3D off then.

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