Post by ΨBarnacleBrainBrantΨ on Jun 3, 2007 11:46:35 GMT 6
If you doubted that the Wii would appeal to the masses, it's time to put your foot in your mouth (need some toe-jam on your bread?). Since the launch of Nintendo's little bundle of joy, the console's been selling like hot-cakes amongst people of all ages. It seems now, that even the elderly are catching the Wii fever (or Wii-ver rather).
One such lady who fell victim to the Wii-ver is 82 year-old Ruth Ebert, who started playing Tennis on the Wii at her home in the Virginia retirement community. "I played tennis, if you can call it that, as a high school student. I had such fun doing it”, she said. Ruth says that swinging the Wiimote reminded her of the days when she actually played tennis in her youth.
Here's another testament to the Wii's popularity amongst the elderly; Flora Dierbach, 72, who's part of an entertainment committee for a retirement community, helped arrange a bowling tournament. "It's a very social thing and it's good exercise ... and you don't have to throw a 16-pound (7.25-kg) bowling ball to get results," said Dierbach. "We just had a ball with it. You think it's your grandkids' game and it's not."
It's really great that through their console, Nintendo is helping bridge a generation gap, by introducing people who've never played a video game in their youth, to the joy of gaming.
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