Nintendo’s innovative Wii console deserves a lot of credit for expanding the Video Game industry.
Sure, the core demographic still consists of the 18- to 35-year-old guys who came out in force for last month’s “Halo 3” launch.
But the Wii has attracted younger and older players as well as women – audiences that most of the industry had largely given up on.
Toddlers and geezers alike appreciate the Wii’s simple controls. Even people who have never played a video game before can automatically grasp the way the Wii’s motion-sensing remote is supposed to work. While an amateur wouldn’t stand a chance in a “Halo” death match, just about anyone can enjoy Wii bowling.
Since the Wii’s arrival last year, I’ve had more parents asking for game recommendations than ever before.