New study says social games help kids
A brand new study, which flies in the face of mass media 'wisdom', has found that kids can actually benefit from social gaming, such as the Nintendo Wii, and parents are increasingly embracing the medium.
According to the survey, 52% of users and a whopping 64% of parents believe the Wii encourages bonding between teens. 60% of parents also believe the system encourages families to play games together.
Noting the activity-based nature of Wii games, 69% of parents said the console 'makes users feel more active', while 66% said the platform encourages exercise.
One-fifth of contributors even said they would consider giving up their gym membership in favour of regular Wii play.
The most amazing thing about all this? Nintendo didn't have to pay for it. With publicity like this, it's little wonder the likes of Wii Fit are selling like hot-cakes.