Obama Family Owns, Plays a Nintendo Wii

Posted by | January 10, 2009

Even the first black president prefers a white console… It’s been recently confirmed that the first-family elect has picked up a Wii console for Christmas, and Obama has joked about how he’s better at Wii bowling than the real thing during his campaign.

Normally, something like this would be a fluff piece, but it brings up two very intriguing points. First, real adults, as opposed to us tall-children types, are buying and playing Nintendo’s crushingly popular game system. Can you see your parents sitting down for a relaxing night with the ol’ PS3? Secondly, the soon-to-be leader of the free world and most powerful man on the planet plays video games. Maybe not often, maybe not those Ninja Gaiden-style controller snappers, but certainly now and then with his family. It’s a start.

The gamers are winning. After Obama’s eight years are up, will the next presidential race include gamer tags and campaign speeches inside World of Warcraft? Can gamers, as a whole, become the next hot demographic that decides an election? If I have anything to say about it, yes. Yes we can.

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