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Nintendo Says Playing New 3DS in 3-D Mode may Damage Kids' Eyes

by Kathy Jones on  January 1, 2011 at 8:16 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Children, who are 6 years old and younger, should not play its new 3DS in 3-D mode as it could damage their eyes, Nintendo has warned.
 Nintendo Says Playing  New  3DS  in  3-D Mode  may  Damage  Kids'  Eyes
Nintendo Says Playing New 3DS in 3-D Mode may Damage Kids' Eyes
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The firm posted the disclaimer on a website for an event in Japan that will promote Nintendo's coming 3DS portable console, the New York Daily News reported.

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In the warning it stated that young children should not play its soon-to-be released 3-D handheld gaming device, and should stick only to the 2-D mode, as the 3-D images could hurt the development of their eyes.

The Nintendo site also said that adults should not play games in 3-D mode for more than 30 minutes and should stop playing if they start feeling sick.

The 3DS will feature some games that users can play in without having to wear 3-D glasses. It also will offer a 2-D mode.

The system was revealed at a Nintendo conference in June. It is set to go on sale in Japan in February and in the U.S. in March.

Other electronic companies that make 3-D products, such as Sony and Samsung, have issued similar warnings about the risks to children, citing doctors who say a child's eyesight is not fully developed by age 6.

Source: ANI
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