I’m apperantly not old enough to drink

I read the New York Times’ article on the new Xbox 360 Elite early today. And like a lot of other people, as I got close to the bottom of the article, I was hit with a surprise quote:

We think that as soon as the Wii customer turns 14 they want something else.

The only reason I’m talking about it on my blog, because I usually don’t, is due to the magnitude of the quote. Being both a Nintendo fan, a Wii owner and over the age of 14 I find the quote to be very insulting. If I own a Wii it is because there are plenty of things that the Wii offers that older gamers would want to snatch one up for. I can’t imagine that the only reason it is still sold out, with over 6 Million total units sold, is simply so that they can be played by adolescents. Not to say they wouldn’t enjoy it, but it definitely says that more then just adolescents can enjoy the system.

Why does it seem that this round of next-generation consoles has brought about the nastiest smack and trash talk between the console manufacturer’s. How much do these corporations think they are about to loose this time around? Maybe they should have taken a page out of Nintendo’s playbook and at least tried to make their consoles somewhat profitable - at least making a dollar from every hardware sale wouldn’t have necessitated going to extreme lengths to make sure that people pay attention to them and not the competition.

Here is to hoping that as the next-gen market grows these cat fights will finally stop. It’s really sad to see grown men making overly bold traits.

March 28, 2007 08:53 PM Video Games


Comments left behind by readers like you

It's funny, because the people I know are buying Xbox 360s for their kids. I think adults prefer the social aspect of the Wii; whenever we have friends over it's an instant hit.

Posted by: Ben | April 17, 2007 10:17 PM

Yes, I do believe that the Wii is an excellent social gaming system. The remotes are wireless so the whole party can spread out and be as silly as grown people can be! Even when it doesn't come to games. The Everybody votes channel is brilliant. It's a good 5 minute distraction that We and some our friends like to check up on every so often.

But given that, I think the Wii is still a pretty good solitary experience as well - the Shop channel grows every week, and I'm not ashamed to say I've put $60 so far to play some good old favorites - lie Kirby.

Needless to say, the Wii has many things that a mature audience like to see in a system

Posted by: darksama | April 21, 2007 01:57 PM

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