Originally Posted by wsippel
A credit card is not a valid ID, so it's no legal proof of age. Porn sites tried, didn't fly. Also, cashiers in brick and mortar stores are legally required to check your age, and there are no cashiers on the eShop - that comparison is bullshit.
It's not bullshit. In a shop you are still able to SEE the game at whatever time you want. Same on Amazon even with screenshots and videos btw. If you want to buy it you have to be 18 because you have to use a credit card on PSN/XBL. It works this way for EVERYTHING, except Nintendo...
They are clearly enforcing some hardline bullshit, that is not mandatory and just there because of their stupid family image.