They are young. And enjoy Pokemon.
No PS3. I would buy them a Wii.
I have problems with that kind of thinking.
When I started playing games, they were hard. They weren't "kid friendly". You had to sweat your way through the game, learn the patterns of the enemies and sometimes even the entire levels by heart to succeed...
There were no "easy modes", no casual games, and the games hardly ever took your hand through the levels. You had to figure it all out by yourself...
Yet kids still had a blast.
Heck, I was 9 when I first played Final Fantasy, in 1989. I didn't understand everything that was going on, I learned a lot of the game's mechanics through trials and errors, but I was having a blast doing it. Enough that it became my most beloved game franchise. Before that, I was playing games like Maniac Mansion on the C64, hardly the most simple game for a non native english person...
So yeah, kids can learn pretty fast. As long as they understand the language, the game can and most likely will grow on them.
I didnt mean from a difficulty standpoint. I strted on C64 at the age of 6. Had Nes at 7.
I meant they already clearly like Ninty games, a Wii seems are much more suited present at this time. ;)
Yeah, the OP mentions they play ONE Nintendo game on a handheld... Surely, they're hardcore Nintendo fans... ¬_¬
LOving Pokemon, makes more sense to go with games from that dev. Not switch to a company wo mostly do game which are currently illegal for 6 to 7 year olds to play. Last time I checked FF13 was 16+ in my country. I have a 4 yar old. If someone bought my daughter a 16+ game at 6 Id punch them in th face and ask why I wasnt consulted first.