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Nintendo Block 18+ Rated Content on Wii U's eShop During the Day

Nintendo of Europe block 18+ content on the Wii U's eShop for everyone, except between 11pm - 3am.

Delving into why this is a big problem, what damage it will cause and whether this will roll out internationally.

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PopRocks3591301d ago

Technically this restriction is only for Europe, though that doesn't make it any less odd. I don't find this frustrating so much as I do find it confusing. This is one of those times where I'd like to sit the board members of Nintendo down and just say the word "Why?" to them.

ChickeyCantor1301d ago

It's like they hire the wrong people to do the job.

legend9111301d ago

Timing for children? :p There's 18+ content in the first place? Then again EU's M is 18+ while USA's 18+ is much more hardcore.

HammadTheBeast1301d ago

Going by this logic, they should also block internet browsers too.... What are they thinking?

dark-hollow1301d ago

Actually its a German law and since Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany they can't do much about.

SnakeCQC1301d ago

its a law based on tv restrictions steam doesnt stop selling 18 rated games before 11pm and it doesn't stop any other form of digital media being sold before 11pm this just shows how messed up and weird nintendo is

Thepcz1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

maybe they think under 18s are more likely to use the wiiu during the day, so have blocked adult content during those hours.

either way, there are better ways to enforce restrictions on content

Toadsanime1301d ago

Plain-old parental lock options are way more efficient and less restrictive on those that it's unnecessary for.

Nevers0ft1301d ago

I don't understand why they have built in parental controls, then promptly override them via the eShop. It's Nintendo's loss... By 11pm I'm normally too drunk to turn the Wii U on :D

corrus1301d ago

Nintendo are very smart

Toadsanime1301d ago

In what sense, just in general or do you agree with their new policy?

lilbroRx1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

Why are people so concerned about regional differences in handling. They aren't buying things from the EU. I guess people just want something negative to focus.

I've seen few article discussing the benefits of the new features on the Wii U, but endless articles find every negative nuance they can make to pick at.

StraightedgeSES1301d ago

This is N4G nobody ever reads the article they read the misleading headlines.

Toadsanime1301d ago

I live in the EU, this news is relevant to me. *shrugs*

I don't mean to come across as anti-Wii U as that's certainly not my agenda -- the console's bloody brilliant. I'm just reporting on some news and what implications it could have.