Microsoft is spot on with this. When the NES was introduced the average gamer's age was probably 10 or 12. Now it is 21, b/c these kids are grown up and want to continue with the same kinds of toys that they have used previously, but in a more adult fashion, obviously.
yea, and nintendo products is what they grew up with, and thats where many like to stay. nintendo has its "big boi" games and will likly get more. its cheapest to make games for the wii, and the wii is quickly becoming the most sold console, so alot of companies are going to want there piece of the pie. and why is wanting more adult fashion games obvious? anyone who cant have fun playing warioware is either too proud (either a fanboy for sony or microsoft, or doesnt want to appear childish) or has no sense of fun.
growing old is madatory, growing up is optional. anyone leaving the so called "kiddie" games behind is missing a huge part of what gamming really is.
I meant "the same kinds of toys" in the sense of videogames in general, not brands but brands will have a small but not total effect, or sony would never have dominated in the days of the PS2.
Of course. Now we are arguing the effect of staying with what you grew up with versus moving on to a console that will appeal to tween's tastes. The question is, does the wii have enough adult appeal? I certainly think so for parents of younger kids, b/c they would want something without too much sex or violence shown. But older kids will want a XBOX or PS3, I would think. I just can't imagine that a 20 year old would want to play with these crappy cartoonish games. Sorry.
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THATS ENOUGH!!! so basically you just put yourself in 1 of my 2 groups. again i say, anyone should forget about there pride and be able to have fun on those kinds of "cartoonish" games. they are fun, and there are plenty of more grown up games. im 17, and love these games. a game that has sex, nudity, violence, extreme HD graphics, all that means is its a good movie, but is it fun? movies arent fun, they are entertaining. are these actionpacked M games fun? thats important. thats why i said in my last post, "anyone leaving the so called "kiddie" games behind is missing a huge part of what gamming is." and that is fun. thats the roots, the simple sidescrollers that were fun. nintendo has both worlds, and undoubtably AT LEAST the best of the classic and pure entertainment/fun world. my brother is in college, him and his roomys (literaly, the entire dorm) get together most everyday and play simple fun wii games to advanced "matured" wii games.
a bunch of early 20 kids, who all vary what type of person they are (they arent just a bunch of losers, they are losers, party goes, druggies, gays, etc) and they all game together, not a ps3 or 360 to be found. kids that age can and do enjoy and love games like that.