Average Wii Player is Age 29, Nintendo Says

Nintendo says a vast majority of Wii owners are still core gamers.

In addition to sharing demographic data, Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime dismissed the idea that Wii owners are simply buying the machine for Wii Sports.

In a group conference call on Friday, the boss man said that Wii attach rates are actually higher than the PS2 attach rate for the same period, suggesting that a healthy number of games are being sold.

When asked if Nintendo was happy with the current quality of third-party games, Fils-Aime said, "Any system will have a range of quality." He went on to say that developers are "working hard" to push the limits of Wii hardware.

On the subject of online functionality, Reggie dished both good and bad. "We do not anticipate making online playable VC games," he said before speaking on the future possibility of voice communication for Wii.

"Our system has the capability for online voice chat, it's just an issue of deciding on peripheral."

This story, "Average Wii Player is Age 29, Nintendo Says" was originally published by GamePro.

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