Ubisoft creative director Clint Hocking, was at the 2007 Montreal Independent Games Summit, an was in a panel of industry experts. A2M creative director Patrick Fortier said talked about how the Wii are creating peoples interest in new things. Hocking continued the flow of conversation by stating the following:
I just hope it becomes that. They talk about marijuana as the gateway drug, I hope the Wii is the gateway console. I hope someone’s grandmother gets bored of playing Wii Tennis and moves to Zelda, by herself, even if she struggles with it and you have to help her, I hope she appreciates what’s amazing about it.
I definitely agree, the Wii is definitely turning on it’s users to other aspects of gaming, playing hardcore games, that they would not be playing, if not for the Wii.