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Nintendo issues warning for the upcoming 3DS

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A statement released by Nintendo suggests that the company has doubts over the safety of one of its consoles.

The upcoming 3DS is suggested to be operated by players aged seven years or older when the console is functioning in its 3D mode. Younger players can still use the console in the standard 2D mode.

The alleged health issues stem from the console's use of 3D technology. Unlike the 3D projectors used in many modern cinemas for films such as James Cameron's Avatar, the 3DS does not require 3D glasses to be worn. Nintendo suggests that this technology may harm the eyesight of young children.

Nintendo currently issues standard health risk information with its games and consoles, such as prolonged exposure may cause headaches.

The 3DS will be released worldwide starting in 2011. This will follow a series of free trials. These begin in Japan on Jan. 8. Although some Nintendo franchises are already marketing some games playable in 3D, no upcoming 3D Pokémon games have been announced.

First revealed in June 2010, the 3DS is the fifth in the DS range of consoles. The previous four incarnations have sold a collective three million units in the six years they have been on the market.

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