Could help with diagnoses

Nintendo's no doubt covering itself with its recommendation that kids under 6 don't play 3DS, but the American Optometric Association has issued a press release stating the machine could actually have benefits.

In fact, optometrists, professional health care providers committed to children's vision and eye health, say 3D viewing may actually help uncover subtle disorders that, left uncorrected, often result in learning difficulties.

Of course, the association still advises moderation and correct supervision of children while using the machine in 3D mode, but it's still encouraging to hear that the 3D effect isn't going to blow kids' eyes up as soon as they look at it.

New Hand-Held 3D Gaming Devices May Help Uncover Undiagnosed Vision Problems