This weekend the Anaheim Convention Center was home to the AARP’s [email protected]+ convention where senior citizens went to an Elton John concert and played with the Wii. The only game on display was Wii Sports and anyone could come up to play it. One patron dropped by to play Bowling and after watching the game demoed by a Nintendo rep he got a spare.
While I was there only a few people dropped by to play the Wii, but plenty watched. In the audience one senior proclaimed, “This is amazing my grandson has played lots of video games and I haven’t seen anything like this.” It also seemed like the price point wasn’t a big deal, when a Nintendo rep told a grandmother who played Wii Sports Tennis the system costs $249.99, the grandmother responded with “that’s all?” Her five year old or so daughter pulled her grandmother’s shirt and said “Can I have it?” The Grandmother then asked where she could buy the Wii and walked off. Nintendo also had DS Lites with Brain Age on display where guests could come by get their Brain Age and compete for a DS Lite.
See some photos of the booth below.