The restriction that prevented Wii U owners from downloading 18+ content from the Nintendo eShop during daytime hours has been lifted.
"Adults can now browse and buy all games at any time of the day,” a statement confirmed.
"Following analysis of the Parental Controls system on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in cooperation with USK, the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, it was deemed that Nintendo's Parental Control system is of very high quality and offers a remarkable level of protection for children. Nintendo's Parental Control system was found to have proved itself in practice."
But the reaction from consumers – who have over many years been accustomed to freely downloading adult content while the sun is still shining across a range of devices – was understandably incredulous.