Since the famous NES console launched in 1983, Nintendo has been considered by many as the console for kids. Of course, most people who make these statements have never actually played a Nintendo System, but nevertheless, many people still consider Nintendo as a more childish company than, for instance, Sony. Now it's time for this to come to an end, and what better way to do it, than to introduce gaming to the least childish people of the world's population, the grandparents.
Brain Training (Also known as Brain Age) for the Nintendo DS introduced gaming to many people who have never touched a gaming system before, including a lot of old people. So, when the big N' holds a tournament in the most popular game among old people, there is no doubt that there will be tough competition.
But after hours of sweat, tears and Brain Training, one grandparent finally managed to outsmart the others, Barbara St. Hilaire from Mantua, Ohio received the honorary title of “Nintendo’s Coolest Grandparent of the Year”. As a reward, she got two DS Lite systems and 10 different games.
“I’m amazed I won! I didn’t think I was that good,” she said. “I play with my 13 grandkids and they are all gamers. It’s a lot of fun."