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.
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.
It's like they hire the wrong people to do the job.
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.
Going by this logic, they should also block internet browsers too.... What are they thinking?
Actually its a German law and since Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany they can't do much about.
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
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
Plain-old parental lock options are way more efficient and less restrictive on those that it's unnecessary for.
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
Nintendo are very smart
In what sense, just in general or do you agree with their new policy?
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.
This is N4G nobody ever reads the article they read the misleading headlines.
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.
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