Messages posted no Nintendo’s new social media Miiverse could face a delay of around 30 minutes before appearing online.
President Satoru Iwata has said that the company will employ people, or “human resources” as he describes them, to actively moderate messages posted to the network.
“The attraction of a social network is the immediacy of the feedback,” Iwata told LA Times. “On the other hand, it’s absolutely essential that parents need to feel comfortable with Miiverse as a safe place for their children.
“But personally, I think 30 minutes should be acceptable.”
The move is in some way not surprising considering Nintendo’s super-strict security agenda. Indeed, the Wii U will be the first Nintendo machine that does not require the swapping of codes to facilitate friends lists.
On the other hand, it will likely disappoint fans who had hopes Nintendo were finally about the embrace the true freedoms and functionality of online as rivals Microsoft and Sony have been doing for nearly a decade.