Xbox 360? Would You Like A Wii With That?

wii60_mom.jpgOne of the more curious trends we saw at Yodobashi Akiba this morning for the Halo 3 launch was the attach rate... for Wiis. We weren't looking that hard, but we saw at least three people "jumping in" to the "HD era" while at the same time swimming in the "blue ocean" of "new gen." I couldn't tell you how many middle age gamers—or gamer parents—decided to go Wii60 today, but it was more than I had expected.

Maybe Microsoft should focus more on the 40-year old Japanese housewife market. They seem to be into it. Want more proof? Minor anecdotal evidence (our favourite kind!) right after this.wii60_aunt.jpg

Looks like some lucky Japanese teen has mum wrapped around his finger. Too bad I was so focused on my mission of finding a Revoltech action figure of Dante for Flynn or I'd have begun a proper survey of Wii60 buyers.

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By the way, Wii was in great supply wherever we went. At the duty free version of Sofmap, we must have seen some two dozen stacked up behind the counter. Now only if they could accomplish the same feat in America.


Comments

    Maybe they don't realise you can't play Halo with motion sensors...

    Afterall, an EBgames employee once told me they had to tell there customers what a Starcraft "expansions" is before they ran off complaining the game wouldn't work...

    then there was the time in kindergarden when we tried master system cartridges on an imported Hong Kong NES... Megadrive games on Master System... Oh the lovely randomised sprite screens of death...

    Maybe they don't realise you can't play Halo with motion sensors...

    Afterall, an EBgames employee once told me they had to tell there customers what a Starcraft "expansions" is before they ran off complaining the game wouldn't work...

    then there was the time in kindergarden when we tried master system cartridges on an imported Hong Kong NES... Megadrive games on Master System... Master System controller on Genesis... Oh the lovely randomised sprite screens of death...

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