The Wii U has been great for my marriage

GameZone writes, "My wife doesn't really play video games. She had an episode with Spyro when she was younger that she doesn't like to talk about, like a relationship that ended badly where she did some things she's not proud of. And then there was the Animal Crossing phase on the GameCube, where she didn't play for two weeks and when she went back into the game, all of her neighbors were mad at her. That stressed her out quite a bit. So I guess the reason she avoids video games is that she can't disconnect herself and feels bad if something bad happens. That was until I bought a Wii U."

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jetpacksheep1418d ago

What a good read, I'm recently discovering Nintendo again after a long while too, I plan to buy a Wii U soon, probably January. (hopefully some good sale bundles will appear)

nikrel1418d ago

Skylanders on the wiiU is a blast with my son who is 4 1/2. First game that i really enjoy playing with him. easy but still not too easy on him.

brbobcat1418d ago

Nintendo has done a great job appealing to kids and females who may be too intimidated with the complex controls of the Xbox 360 and PS3. Glad you and your wife can share an interest in gaming together!

mcstorm1418d ago

I am really enjoying the WiiU too and my other half is liking it as well.

The new MarioU is a lot of fun and imo back to the good old Mario days.

ZombieU is imo the best horror game ive played for a few years and it looks amazing too.

I really do think Nintendo could grab a lot of the core market with the WiiU and if they do then MS and Sony will have some work to do next gen.

cleft51418d ago

I completely agree with you and this is definitely a good thing. Competition makes for better games, so I am glad to see Nintendo be able to compete on that HD level while continuing down their own path.

mcstorm1418d ago

I agree. I see next gen being even closer between all 3. I will still own all 3 consoles but I can see the WiiU becoming my main console for 3rd party games this gen where the 360 is my 3rd party console at the moment.

Tzuno1418d ago

Wiiu aimed for families not hardcore gamers.

browngamer411418d ago

Because families are gonna just love games like Ninja Gaiden, ZombiU,Call of Duty,Darksiders,Bayonetta 2 and Monster hunter 3...

cleft51418d ago

If you read the article you would know that the guy writing it is a games journalist who brought the WiiU. His wife started playing the WiiU with him and that is leading to her being more interested in gaming in general. The WiiU is acting as a gateway to other games like League of Legend, which is definitely a hardcore game.

dredgewalker1418d ago (Edited 1418d ago )

That's not exactly a bad thing, most of the gamers this gen started off with Nintendo consoles. Most PS3 and 360 games are geared towards the older crowd and may not appeal to a parent with a young child. I'm not saying that the Wii U is for children but it has less violent games that children won't be exposed to.....then again they're already exposed to it with most tv programs.

lifesanrpg1418d ago

Aren't all games for families? I hate the term "hardcore gamers". Just let people play whatever they want.

Even if it is meant for families, who cares? What's so wrong about having someone who has never played a game before having interest your game syste?

MNGamer-N1418d ago

It's for both, like they say. My kids play Mario, Sonic, & Nintendoland, I play CODBO2, ACII & ZombiU... best of both worlds. Hopefully they will continue to provide such a great focus on 3rd party throughout the life of the console.

ahronith1418d ago

My twin son and daughter are almost 3 years old...looks like i will be introducing them to the wide world of blood, sex, and rock & least thats what your logic tells me about the Wii U is only for families.

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