January 12, 2009, 8:22 PM — The New York Times revealed that President-Elect Barack Obama is an avid player of Wii Sports, where he engages in a leisurely game of bowling, having recently received a Nintendo Wii for his two daughters for Christmas. Continuing his stance on the topic of responsible parenting and video games by playing games together as a family, Obama reemphasizes the need for parents to provide guidance through active involvement in these activities, playing games with their children and not just passively monitoring them.
Gigaom essentially summarizes the comparison of Obama to the Nintendo Wii succinctly:
Instantly appealing like the Wii, Obama is popular not because of his library of policies, but because he is changing the way the game is played.
Self-policing seems to be the common consensus if we consider the industry's own use of the ESRB on video game ratings. Evidently, President-Elect Obama is already in the first stages of changing the way we view video games, too.