On Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 Nintendo visited The Carter Burden Center for the Aging in New York to show off video games that appeal to adults.
What's that, you've never seen your grandmother play video games? Ever wonder why that might be?
Even though the Nintendo Wii is no where near as powerful as the Xbox360 or the PS3 it has a special kind of power that neither of those two consoles can compete with; the power of fun.
There, I said it. The reason Nintendo is dominating the video game world right now is because they took the bold step of creating games for non-gamerz. What many in the video game industry considered a very risky move with no chance of success, Nintendo managed to pull off. Yes, Nintendo managed to build and sell game systems to non-gamerz.
I have heard some people say that the Wii is riding solely on the popularity of Wii Sports and you know what? Does it really matter? The gamerz of the world will buy a Wii no matter what (if they can find one) but how many grandparents are going to purchase an Xbox360 or a PS3?
You'll have to excuse me now. I'm headed down to the geriatric ward at the nursing home. I have a date to go do some bowling with some venerable old folks who can't lift a bowling ball but sure can swing a Wii-Remote!