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Nintendo on tackling the issue of video game addiction

Posted on February 8, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News


This information comes from the Q&A portion of Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing…

On the other side of the globally expanding gaming population and the sudden rise of e-sports, video game addiction is currently under study by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan and it seems to become a social issue. What is your acknowledgment of video game addiction, and what measures are you considering to combat it?

Furukawa: I think the problem of game addiction is more about becoming overly dependent on video games than is about any issues with the games themselves. One thing we have done as a company that creates games is to implement features that allow parents to limit the time that their children can play games. I think that further implementing features like this, and raising awareness among more people that these features exist is one way we can face this issue.


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