Nintendo Releases Health-Safety Warnings for 3DS

From X-bit Labs: Nintendo has issued a list of health-related safety warnings for its upcoming 3DS video game console, the world's first portable system with autostereoscopic 3D screen. The company claims that for children under six should not use the console, whereas gamers, who were glasses may not see stereo effect.

Nintendo advices all the users to make breaks every 30 minutes so to avoid eye fatigue while playing in stereo-3D (S3D) mode. The company also warns game developers about "extreme" eye fatigue during S3D game design process. The company claims that the eye fatigue is naturally lower when playing in 2D mode, but still advices its customers to make breaks every hour.

Vision of children under the age of six is in the developmental stage. Since stereo-3D effect is brought by showing different images for left and right eyes, it has a potential impact on the growth of children's eyes. Nintendo recommends to switch 3D effect off for young children and those, who wears glasses. Parents may even lock S3D effects by a special pin code.

"If your physical condition worsens or you become ill, please stop playing at once," stated Nintendo.

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