Wii aids family togetherness, report claims
One big whole
If it’s quality family time you’re after, then it’s a Wii’s you want. That’s according to a new study which claims to have discovered that gamers rank the Wii as the best console for family togetherness.
Pollster GfK NOP questioned 464 people aged 16 and over, and found that 83 per cent believe the Wii increases family interaction. By contrast, roughly 52 per cent of respondents thought the PlayStation 3 was capable of prompting family togetherness, and 49 per cent said the same of the Xbox 360.
For example, 46 per cent of Wii owners said they play child against parent games, compared to just 21 per cent of PS3 owners. Over 43 per cent of Wii owners also play the Wii with their partners, whereas only 27 per cent of Xbox 360 owners do.
Apart from maybe making gamers feel all fuzzy inside, Wii-loving parents also claim the console is a good source of family entertainment that makes them feel closer to their children. Just wait until Grand Theft Auto: Wii City comes out...
Unsurprisingly, the report also revealed that people of all ages are being drawn to the Wii. Around 67 per cent of those questioned aged between 16 and 24 had already played on a Wii.
Admittedly, only 15 per cent of respondents in the over-60 age group had used the Wii before, but that’s still twice as many as had ever played on an Xbox 360 or PS3.
Well, if it encourages people to get a Wii rather than a PS3 or 360 then it IS cutting their power use, hence carbon emissions- so it's doing all that environmental stuff.
The lowered energy requirements makes a minute- yet measurable- difference to oil consumption, meaning that there's less pressure to get more oil meaning a very small reduction in the chance /ferocity of wars, so aiding world peace.
It's even got Guitar Hero, so could inspire the same arm-twirling reverence as the Wyld Stallyns.
Next week: Nintendo voted "Leader of Free World".
who pays these guys to come up with this drivel???
hahahahaha. so would a mass family suicide of course, in that, the slaim is that an activity is taking place in the grouped environment. just what usefulness this activity has is of a nicely doubtful nature. so i suppose the researchers' next claim will be that making pipe bombs aids 'togetherness' in terror families? for those of you who are going to yell that 'it is not the same thing', you better think again, because in qualitative terms such research is pretty pointless. but then again, it makes a nice headline for your commissioning customer - Nintendo..
Girls have known this for years
Watch them in bars, they always go for a wii together...
Not in my house!
Girlfriend said "we could get a Wii" in a positive way, so I hunted one down. She got narked as I had a few goes when it arrived (and had one of my mates round to help test the multiplayer). So she then gets in a huff that I've had more practice (it's a Wii FFS, it's not hard to learn/play!) and refuses to play it.
Result: Wii gathers dust for a few months until I sell it to my brother. Meanwhile I stick to PS3 and she sticks to playing Scrabulous on Facebook.
Wii playing farmers see 50% crop yeald increase?
What ever next ?
Wii could well offer world peace, carbon foot print reduction and even the reversing of the ice cap melt...
Its starting to sound like the end of a Bill and Ted movie....