Welcome to WebProNews Breaking eBusiness and Search News
Advertise | Newsletter | Sitemap | News Feeds News Feed 
 WebProNews Search Part of the iEntry network iEntry inc. 

Nintendo Plays Mind Games With Old Folks

Jason Lee Miller
Staff Writer
Published: 2006-03-20

WebProNews RSS Feed

Like Rock N Roll in its infancy, video games have drawn traditionalist ire as the societal ruin de jour. The more progressive of us, however, have noted that any exercise in creative fantasy is healthy-we've even theorized that they help sharpen some very important parts of the brain. As illustrated in Japan, Nintendo thinks so too.

The old folks in Japan are embracing portable game console Nintendo DS and a game called "Brain Training for Adults." Nintendo incorporated number games and puzzles into the game aimed at the aging populace.

Some 3.34 million copies have been sold over the last year, as the other "gray market" looks to clear out the cobwebs that creep in over time.

"I don't want to end up some crazy old man," Isamu Shishido told the Associated Press. "I want to play a little every day before going to bed."

Brain Training also includes reading exercises and "IQ-type quizzes." Results can be saved and tracked over time.

Acknowledging that the game will not cure dementia, doctors at a Japanese memory loss clinic are optimistic about the benefits of keeping the brain active in old age.

Tag: |

Drag this to your Bookmarks.

Add to DiggThis Yahoo My Web

Receive Our Daily Email of Breaking eBusiness News

About the Author:
Jason L. Miller is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

WebProNews RSS Feed

More Top News Articles

Contact WebProNews


Targeted Information for Business
WebProNews is part of the iEntry network

Internet Business: Marketing: Small Business:
WebProNews MarketingNewz SmallBusinessNewz
WebProWorld AdvertisingDay PromoteNews
EcommNewz SalesNewz EntrepreneurNewz

Software: Search Engines: Web Design:
WebMasterFree Jayde B2B DesignNewz
NetworkingFiles SearchZA FlashNewz
SecurityConfig SearchNewz WebSiteNotes

Developer: IT Management: Security:
DevWebPro ITManagement SecurityProNews
DevNewz SysAdminNews SecurityConfig
TheDevWeb NetworkingFiles NetworkNewz

The iEntry Network consists of over 100 web publications reaching millions of Internet Professionals. Contact us to advertise.

 Advertise | Contact Us | Corporate | Newsletter | Sitemap | Submit an Article | News Feeds
 WebProNews is an iEntry, Inc. ® publication - $line) { echo $line ; } ?> All Rights Reserved
About WebProNews
WebProNews is the number one source for eBusiness News. Over 5 million eBusiness professionals read WebProNews and other iEntry business and tech publications.

WebProNews provides real-time coverage of internet business.

Free Email Newsletters:
WebProNews SearchNewz
WebProWorld DevWebPro
Marketing SecurityNews
Plus over 100 other newsletters!

Send me relevant info on products and services.

Ten most recent posts.

Featured Software

WebProNews in the News
View all recent mentions of WebProNews from around the world!

Recent Articles On ...
Google eBusiness
Yahoo Ask Jeeves
MSN Blogs
Search Engines Blogging
Affiliate Programs Marketing
eCommerce Advertising
eBay Sun Microsystems
AOL Adsense
Microsoft Adwords
Oracle IBM
Amazon Apple
SEO iPod
Adsense XBox
PR Adobe

iEntry.com WebProWorld RSS Feed WebProWorld Contact WebProNews Print Version Email a friend Bookmark us