Why the Nintendo Wii should be a child-free console

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hoodie.jpgNintendo may have moved on from the days when its consoles were prim child-friendly devices with nary a bloodthirsty shooter or adult theme in sight, but not everyone realises that. Wii has numerous gritty games on the way, including Manhunt 2 and possibly even the Grand Theft Auto series.

Yet the platform is still afflicted by legions of kiddie games, many based on films. Walk into Woolworths and check out the Wii shelves, and you’d think it was still a toy console.

The answer? Ban all these games, and don’t let under-18s buy it. Obviously. Read this article on WiiWii for a more detailed explanation.

Stuart Dredge

4 comments

  • @John

    “Yet the platform is still afflicted by legions of kiddie games, many based on films. Walk into Woolworths and check out the Wii shelves, and you’d think it was still a toy console.

    The answer? Ban all these games”

    Rumour has it you need to learn to read.

  • You have got to be kidding me? Ban them? why dont you ban all the movies full of violence? Some movies are much more gory then video games. Okay Manhunt is the exception. Gta will never come on the wii since it is physically too demanding for the wii to handle. come on. do some research and stop blaming video games for everything. People should decide for themselves if they dont want to play a certain game.

  • “The answer? Ban all these games, and don’t let under-18s buy it. Obviously.”

    Please tell me this is a sarcastic comment? If it’s not, then there’s something wrong here.
    I myself am 25, my son is nearly 5. We both love playing on the Wii, and only play games that are suitable for him. When he is tucked away in bed, that’s when I play MY games, such as Resident Evil and Red Steel. Banning these violent games would solve nothing, it is the parents who should supervise what the children play and whether it is suitable for them. It’s easy enough to blame the games, but if the parenting is not up to scratch….
    Regards,
    Matt W
    Perth, Australia

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