In an attempt to bridge the generation gap there are currently a number of Nintendo Wii games for older gamers. Nintendo Wii is trying to sell the idea that video games are not just for kids, that some games can promote family time, and essentially that everyone can find their niche in the gaming world whether they be casual or hard core gamers.
One thing that Nintendo Wii has begun doing to entice older gamers is to release classic console games for sale that operate on the Nintendo Wii virtual game console. When a gamer connects this console to the internet he or she can buy classic games from the original Nintendo platform, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega, Arcade Classics, Commodore 64, Master System, NEOGEO, and TurboGrafx 16. It is recommended to buy the classic controller for ease of play and the games are bought with Wii points, priced at 2,000 points for $20. Points can be bought at participating retailers or the Wii Shop Channel.
Also bridging the gap between generations are the Wii Fitness games. The Wii Fit software provides a fun and exciting marriage between gaming and fitness featuring over 60 different activities and exercises to choose from including aerobic workouts, strength training regimens and yoga routines. Though this game requires additional accessories when used correctly the game can help a player set and achieve fitness goals, track progress and customize their fitness routine.
The third appeal to older gamers comes from the variety of sports games that have been created by Wii. These games use the regular controllers and use to interpreted motion to determine the outcome. If playing tennis for instance, you would have to move the controller in a sweeping overhand motion just as you would in a real serve. In baseball you would have to pitch and bat accordingly. The extra motion involved gets adults and kids alike off the couch and into head to head match-ups against family and friends providing a much more interactive gaming experience.
The bottom line is that not everyone is interested in video games, but Nintendo Wii is taking strides to find and bring out the gamer in everyone of every age by designing and selling Nintendo Wii games for older gamers.