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Wii's: We've Got Them and Their Benefits

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When Wii Sports was released in 2006, it was legendarily innovative and brought virtual sports into homes across the world. Game players used motion-sensing capabilities built into the Wii Remote (or WiiMote) to compete in fan favorite games like bowling, tennis, baseball and boxing.

While Wii Sports may have been designed for kids and younger adults, seniors are fast becoming fans of this fun and interactive game for good reasons.

Wii Sports offers many tangible benefits to senior players:

  • Low impact exercise – these games do involve some level of movement and can be tailored to an individual's abilities and preferences.
  • Accessible – These games can be played from a chair or standing and can easily be placed next to an existing TV or put onto a cart for mobility purposes.
  • Social experience – Wii Bowling tournaments have become a real source of camaraderie and competition in senior centers. Play solo or play as a team to foster relationships and bonding among residents.
  • Ease of use – The WiiMote is intuitive which allows non-gamers the ability to pick up a game and start enjoying the experience with very little learning curve.

But the Wii was discontinued in 2013? How can you get your hands on one?

That's where Fully Loaded Electronics can help. We have Wii Consoles, specifically modified for easy plug and play use. And we would love to help get a Wii Sports program started in your facility! If this interests you, please connect with us!  Feel free to contact us at (425) 582-3173 or shelly@fullyloadedelectronics.com.

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