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Nintendo Wii U eShop Age Restrictions Due To German Law



Last week, it was announced that European Wii U owners could only purchase 18+ rated games during certain hours of the night. Now we have an explanation. Nintendo said in a statement to Eurogamer:

"Legal age restriction requirements vary across a number of European countries. Since Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, Nintendo eShop is complying with German youth protection regulation which therefore applies to all our European markets. Under German law, content rated 18+ must be made available only at night.

"Therefore the accessibility of 18+ content in Nintendo eShop is limited to [USK: 22:00 UTC until 4:00 UTC] [PEGI: 23:00 UTC until 3:00 UTC]."

[Via:Eurogamer]

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