Nintendo Wants to Help Train Your Brain

Nintendo today said they were rolling out a new game for their DS portable gaming platform which is designed to provide fun mental workouts which incorporate the gaming device’s voice-command and touch-screen capabilities. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is available now.

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, said Nintendo, is the American version of Japanese title which has already sold over two million units. It provides users with exercises like memorizing words, counting and tracking people as they enter and exit a house, and drawing lines to connect letters and numbers in alphabetical and numeric order. It also includes more than 100 sudoku puzzles.

Adults with little or no video gaming experience don’t have to worry about complicated button mashing,” says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing, whose Brain Age is 30, in a statement. “Brain Age is just the latest example of Nintendo’s commitment to creating software for a broad range of consumers with varying levels of experience.”