Health Warnings

WARNING: PHOTOSENSITIVITY/EPILEPSY SEIZURES

A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a television screen or when playing video games may trigger epileptic seizures or blackouts in these individuals. These conditions may trigger previously undetected epileptic symptoms or seizures in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family has an epileptic condition or has had seizures of any kind, consult your physician before playing. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE use and consult your physician before resuming gameplay. If you or your child experience any of the following health problems or symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Altered vision
  • Eye or muscle twitches
  • Loss of awareness
  • Disorientation
  • Seizures or
  • Any involuntary movement or convulsion

RESUME GAME PLAY ONLY ON APPROVAL OF YOUR PHYSICIAN.

Use and handling of video games to reduce the likelihood of a seizure:

  • Use in a well-lit area and keep as far away as possible from the television screen.
  • Avoid large screen televisions. Use the smallest television screen available.
  • Avoid prolonged use of the PlayStation® system.
  • Take a 15-minute break during each hour of play.
  • Avoid playing when you are tired or need sleep.

Stop using the system immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: lightheadedness, nausea, or a sensation similar to motion sickness, discomfort or pain in the eyes, ears, hands arms, or any other part of the body. If the condition persists, consult a doctor.

SIXAXIS™ Controller and DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller WARNING

When using the SIXAXIS™ or DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller motion sensor function, be cautious of the following points. If the controller hits a person or object, this may cause accidental, injury or damage. Before using, check that there is plenty of space around you. When using the controller, grip it firmly to make sure it cannot slip out of your hand. If using a controller that is connected to the PS3® system with a USB cable, make sure there is enough space for the cable so that the cable will not hit a person or object. Also, take care to avoid pulling the cable out of the PS3® system while using the controller.

PlayStation®Move SAFETY NOTICE

When using the motion controller, avoid holding the controller closer than 8 inches from your face or eyes. If the motion controller hits a person or an object, it may cause accidental injury or damage. Before using, check that there is plenty of space around you. Hold the controller firmly to prevent it from slipping out of your hand.  Always wear the strap and tighten the strap with the strap lock.

3D DEVICE USE NOTICE

Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC ("SNEI") and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC ("SCEA") recommend that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video or playing stereoscopic 3D games. The length and frequency of necessary breaks may vary from person to person. Please take breaks that are long enough to allow any feelings of discomfort to subside. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

The vision of young children (especially those under six years old) is still under development. SNEI and SCEA recommend that you consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or eye doctor) before allowing young children to watch 3D video images or play stereoscopic 3D games. Adults should supervise young children to ensure they follow the recommendations listed above.