Nintendo Partners with Sony, Microsoft for Parental Control Awareness

By Jorge Ba-oh 19.12.2014 1

Nintendo Partners with Sony, Microsoft for Parental Control Awareness on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

To ensure kids don't go a wee bit crazy on free-to-play titles, Nintendo have been keen to inform parents.

In a page on the Nintendo of Japan website, entitled "A sincere request to guardians from Nintendo," the gaming giant describes how parents can protect their wallets and their youngsters from overspending by using parental locks on both 3DS and Wii U.

Aspects of the system covered include the likes of internet browsing, eShop, in-game purchasing and, of course, talking to random oddballs on the internet. The company are aiming to avoid issues where children inadvertently spend, spend and spend when credit card details are saved for future purchases on a device.

Interestingly, the site contains a message from all three major games manufacturers - Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony - about the existence of such controls.


Do you think more awareness for parental controls are needed?

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Nice this is good of Nintendo to do. A lot of parents these days just don't understand the ESRB or care enough for their kids to say no to M rated games until they're of age. Well done Nintendo...well done. *raises glass*

It is not wise to speak on subjects you do not know all facts about, nor is it smart to judge a game based on looks alone. PSN: Nintendo_Gamer 3DS: 4296-3029-7422

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