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Older Demographic is Playing Video Games

pickens (49171) writes | more than 6 years ago

Wii 1

Reservoir Hill writes "The NY Times had an interesting article last week about the new mass audience for gaming among families, women and older people. The importance of the mass audience in gaming's spectacular growth is seen most clearly in the success of Nintendo's Wii, which is far outselling its more technically advanced hardware competitors, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 from Sony. Wii Play was the No. 2-selling game of last year even though it received an abysmal score of 58 out of 100 at Metacritic, which aggregates reviews. The Times says that as video games become more popular hard-core gamers are becoming an ever smaller part of the audience. "Paradoxically, at a moment when technology allows designers to create ever more complex and realistic single-player fantasies, the growth in the now $18 billion gaming market is in simple, user-friendly experiences that families and friends can enjoy together.""

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old shool will always win! (1)

Xman73x (1032330) | more than 6 years ago | (#22403450)

The games of the past are being revived on the new consoles because there retro now and they have a lot of replay value over todays boring 1st person shooter games.PS3 Especially PS3.Sony hasn't lived up to what the player wants only what they want your money!.The Wii on the other hand is aimed to everyone and not just for the other demographics. The same goes for the Xbox360 there listening! But is Sony?.No!..Eric Lempel and Dyan Jobe should get flanked for lying to its user base the 23-40 year old players! The truth Hurts Doesn't It! 600 bucks and you can't provide us with games 3rd person shooters that is Or some real updates as well!?
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