That’s a great "smart is more" machine. It does feel good to see teen-agers sweating and jumping in front of their video games. Hope it is half as better than blisters on your thumb (which ours got 10 years ago on a nintendo 64 controller) as it feels.
Two interesting points here:
- offering games for people outside the standard video game crowd – the rest of us non gamers. That was also being done with Nintendo DS, where video ads in Italy show famous TV testimonials improving their mental age with it.
- going after something new and different, the motion-sensitive controller, more of the same makes it a compelling console over and above sheer graphical capabilities, resolution etc. Nice little things like sound generators on controllers allowing for the noise what you have in your hand should make when played!