The Nintendo 3DS

Will this impact your decision to get the new 3DS?

Kids younger than 6 who play the 3-D games may have the growth of their eyes stunted, the company said in a statement on its Japanese website.


  1. I’m still planning on getting one. It’s just like with the Virtual Boy. Kids shouldn’t use these devices for long periods of time.

    If nothing else, it gives me a good excuse not to let my kids touch my 3DS (well, one of the kids at least).

    • Yeah, my thinking was the same — this means I don’t have to share the 3DS, at least for a while.

      Hopefully not too many kids were hurt finding this out.

  2. Both kids over the age of 6.

    Call me a fuddy duddy, but I never had much interest in expensive electronic devices for pre-elementary aged children anyway.

  3. I want to know how they came to the definitive age of 6. And how many kids were hurt figuring this out?

  4. They can just use the data from all of the kids blinded with the Virtual Boy.

    Gamasutra did a good write up on the hype vs hysteria of this topic and the fact that Sony issued a similar warning in November to little panic.

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