Wii U Parental Control Details

Despite what those rascally anti-videogame folks would have you believe, all modern video game consoles have parental controls and Nintendo's Wii U is no exception.

Available for purchase in North America this Sunday, Nintendo's new console puts the parental controls right on the Wii U's main menu as opposed to burying it somewhere in system settings.  It's that pink icon in the second row.

Here's what the controls can do:

  • Restrict play by rating.
  • Restrict in-game communication.
  • Restrict Internet Browser.
  • Limit credit card usage or Nintendo eShop purchases.
  • Restrict viewing of and posting on Miiverse.
  • Restrict Friend registration.
  • Restrict Video streaming services.
  • Restrict deletion and movement of save data.
  • Restrict Internet functionality.

Additionally, these controls can be applied on a per-user basis, handy if you have kids of different ages.

Source: Not Enough Shaders

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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