Many video games require quick thinking and fast reflexes that constantly engages the player's mental faculties and affects reasoning, deduction and problem-solving skills. That has been the theory, anyway. So it's interesting, then, that the game that may finally prove the point isn't a video game in the traditional sense at all.
Nintendo's Wii outsold rival Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) three-fold in Japan last year, helping the country's multibillion-dollar video game market to notch up its best-ever year, a survey showed on Monday. Nintendo sold about 3,63-million Wii consoles in its home market in 2007 while Sony sold 1,21-million PS3s, according to magazine publisher Enterbrain.
Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates took centre stage at the world's largest technology show for the last time on Sunday and predicted that his industry was on the cusp of the next "digital decade". Gates said computing will become a pervasive part of everyday life through devices like televisions and cellphones.