The system doesn’t even comes out for until February, but Nintendo is taking a proactive step forward to prevent harming the vision of the young ones excited to get their sticky hands on Nintendo’s latest handheld.
“Vision of children under the age of six has been said [to be in the] developmental stage,” Nintendo posted on its site. According to the company, the 3DS “delivers 3D images with different left and right images, [which] has a potential impact on the growth of children’s eyes.”
The 3D effect can be adjusted by a slider, increasing of the decreasing the perceived depth or, in technical terms, the “3D-ness” of the image. Nintendo will no doubt tell you to adjust the image to minimum preferred to prevent any type of damage that can occur (not that, in all likelihood, anything would occur anyway.)
Here’s hoping that it won’t be as annoying as the Virtual Boy’s compuslory “GIVE YOUR EYES A REST!” warning that came up every so often while playing that red-eyed beast.