Originally Posted by io
As much as I wish it were like that Deader, I've experienced what Sara is saying in my own household. I've watched my oldest son (who will be 13 in a week) grow up on the Gamecube and Wii and now become a diehard, hardcore 360 fanboy. He won't touch the Wii, Wii U, or even PS3. I did rope him into a little NintendoLand when we first got it and he seemed to enjoy that a little - perhaps it triggered a little nostalgia from his earlier days playing Pikmin and Animal Crossing (Strell may remember him yelling over the Wii Speak during a few sessions of AC City Folk). But he soon got over that and hasn't wanted to play it since.
My 10 year-old is in that transition period now. He still likes playing games like Rayman and NSMB. But he plays more often on the PS3. There he is playing NBA 2K13, NBA Jam, and games like LBP and LBP Karting. So he's a "tweener" with the game types. In sort of a reaction against his big brother, though, I think he has no interest in shooters (Halo and the like). He likes watching me play games like No No Kuni and Xenoblade Chronicles. So I'm hoping that while I screwed up with the older one, this one will have some better tastes (not that there's anything wrong with Halo, but it is pretty much all the older one plays and I'm trying to get the younger one to like all the systems and a more diverse selection of games).
The funny thing is that I can't get any of my kids interested in handhelds of any type. I got my 10 year-old a 3DS for a road trip a year and a half ago and other than that, he hasn't really touched it. Yet I see kids all over playing DS/3DS systems. So that is just an anomoly with my kids I think.
My family is all apple but my one cousin is a diehard Nintendo fan at 12 which is really an anomaly for my area. He doesn't have HDTV or anything like that in his house so he is pretty much stuck with the Wii or older consoles. He has actually lost friends since he doesn't play CoD but I don't think that was a very good friend anyways. I think Nintendo is more popular with the 20+ in my area or little kids but there is no inbetween. I have gone to Pokemon events in my area and seen every age group imaginable but the events are wifi now so no events in store so the last event was a while ago. I think your kids will play the 3DS once more games come out, right now the game lineup isn't too good but the next few months are gonna bring some real heavy hitters. Be sure to introduce your kids to the upcoming games. If not hey you get the system all to yourself!