By Spencer . April 27, 2009 . 5:32am
While Nintendo is eying the pre-school demographic, Konami is making products for them. Last year the released a plug-and-play storybook device in Japan. This year it’s being converted for Wii. Introducing Tele Shibai Wii (TV Performance Wii).
Konami’s project lets parents read stories to their kids and change their voice, presumably to act out the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, via a microphone. Think of Tele Shibai Wii as an interactive, animated storybook. The device in the picture is from the standalone version. Tele Shibai Wii uses the Wii remote and a bundled microphone. Konami will release this in Japan on July 30 for 5,800 yen ($58). Specific stories were not listed. Seems like Konami has plans to sell extra stories as downloadable content too since you can use Wii Points to purchase extras for the game.
After capturing senior citizens, pre-schoolers are the next major market. Konami isn’t the only publisher racing to capture toddlers. This week Kodomo Kyoiku Telebi Wii (Children’s Training Television Wii) comes out on WiiWare. What’s next? Metal Gear Solid: Peek-a-boo? Parents who are Metal Gear Solid fans might buy that…