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The Nintendo Wii Phenomena


Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released everyone has been talking about how it appeals to people of all generations and sexes. Last night was the first time I experienced this first-hand.

My company held a ‘casino night’ at the Boston Seaport hotel and, at the end of the night, we were given a certain number of raffle tickets (that was determined by the amount of chips we had at the end of the night). There were 4 prizes that we could enter to win and – you guessed it – one of them was a Nintendo Wii. To my amazement, almost everyone knew what it was and knew it was the “hot” thing to have. Not only that, they knew how hard it was to get one. To top it off, a few of the managers (who are married and have children) told me how they’d love to win the Wii but “my wife would kill me if I brought it home.” I was shocked (in a good way) to hear these comments because it shows how gaming is becoming more accepted.

Oh, and in case if you were wondering, I got 20 raffle tickets and entered all of them for the Wii. Did I win it? Nope. 😦

All in all, it was a great time and winning the Wii would’ve just been icing on the cake.

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Filed under: Gaming, Nintendo, Wii

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