Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nintendo Revolution

I haven’t owned a game console since the Super Nintendo. But the Nintendo Revolution Wii actually looks like a fun way to waste time. Mostly because it reminds me of my fond memories of hours spent playing the original Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and Zelda. It will not only have new versions of each of these games, but you’ll also be able to play the originals on the system. And of course the fact that, unlike the PS3 and the XBox 360, you don’t have to sell a kidney to afford one, makes it reasonable for those of us that don’t obsess over video games. My only serious hesitation is that playing the Wii apparently makes you look really goofy. (photos from the official Wii website.)

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Nintendo Wii's Success

The secret to the Nintendo Wii's success is that the game has been designed and marketed with family's in mind. From the very start the Wii had to be family friendly. The Wii has achieved what many game consoles failed to do before it. The whole family enjoys the game. Dads, moms, grandparents and children. The Wii has found a way to bridge the generation gap.

If you bundle the items in packages it will save a lot of money. Compared to buying individual games packages are much cheaper. Sometimes free accesories are used as a motivation for buying packages.