Nintendo 3DS: 3D Off Switch and Eyesight Problems

By Alan Ng - May 10, 2010

Some interesting details to bring you now, as it has been reported that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS console will feature a ‘3D Off’ switch, allowing you to easily make the transition from 2D to 3D gameplay.

As reported from Eurogamer, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the news in a recent interview with Forbes Magazine.

It is thought that Nintendo are taking no chances on the potential health risks for children playing 3D games, so the idea of an easy to use 3D switch will be well received with gamers we feel.

More details on the Nintendo 3DS are expected to be revealed at Nintendo’s keynote at E3 in June. The handheld itself will allow for 3D gaming via Sharp’s parallax barrier technology – meaning that you won’t need 3D glasses to play.

Let us know your thoughts on this 3D off switch. Good idea or not?

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  • Rosie

    As the Nintendo Ds fan base is so broad in age range ,the inclusion of a 3D off switch would be welcome not just for the younger gamers but also the more geriatric amongst us whose eyes aren't all they used to be, but are still excited by the new technology!