Okay, if that warning message caught your attention, let’s clear things up: Nintendo just issued a safety warning on their website that says the 3D mode on their upcoming 3DS handheld could mess up young kids’ eyesight. According to the message, the vision of children under the age of six has been said to be in the developmental stage. Since the stereoscopic 3D tech used by the device uses different left and right eye images, it could mess up eyesight development.
Of course, Nintendo isn’t stopping you from getting your kids a 3DS, since it still has a 2D mode after all. To go around this little dangerous problem of messing up your kids’ eyesight, Nintendo suggests the use of parental controls that can restrict the device to run on its 2D mode.
There’s no word regarding the US launch and price for the 3DS yet, but Nintendo will be launching the handheld console in Japan on February 26 for the equivalent of around $300. [via PCMag]