Nintendo blocking PEGI 18+ Wii U content in Europe at certain times

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Nintendo of Europe is prohibiting European users from accessing the Wii U’s eShop for games and trailers rated PEGI 18+ between 3:00 and 23:00.

Under these circumstances, the four-hour window of 23:00 to 3:00 is the only time users can purchase games like ZombiU or Assassin’s Creed III or even view trailers for such games.

The story originated from a NeoGAF forum user, which reportedly received an email from Nintendo saying the following:

Dear customer, we would like to let you know that Nintendo has always aimed to offer gameplay experiences suited to all age groups, observing carefully all the relevant regulations regarding content access that are present in the various European countries. We have thus decided to restrict the access to content which is unsuitable to minors (PEGI) to the 11 p.m.- 3 a.m. time window.

Source: Eurogamer

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. shakdude

    I actually think it’s a great idea. That way, kids won’t be able to stay up all night just to get a game over their age, with guidance from their parents.

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  2. laserad

    nintendo realized that no adult is playing their consoles in eu

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  3. Faark

    Otherwise they would have to implement other age checking stuff (maybe via ID card number or sth like that)… so maybe that block is just a temporary “solution”

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  4. AdRiAnO66

    lol

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