Let me clarify, Shigeru - creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, etc - Miyamoto's wife has only just started playing games. Weird woman - her husband spends 25 years of his life making incredibly iconic, and famous, games, and she doesn't even try them out?
"My wife does not play any kind of games. I have tried to make her interested with various games like Tetris, but she has never showed interest, until recently," Miyamoto told CNN.
"But we're beginning to tear down the walls, starting with the Nintendo DS games. It was fun to watch."
Across the web, there are little snippets of this kind of thing. Wives everywhere, suddenly playing games (probably a few husbands too, but as there are fewer female journos, we're probably not hearing so much of that). My question is - have the games really changed that much, or is it the marketing, the change in social acceptance? Was it the Appleising of the 360, the Wii and the Nintendo DS that's done it?
It's not the games, they've (mostly) always been great. Funny, isn't it, how marketing really can change perspective on things, when done right?