> I started my kids out on the Wii U and it worked quite well. Recently, we've branched
> out to other systems. I don't think they could have handled, say, Mario Galaxy when
> they were 4. As Admiral said, it does take some dexterity to use that controller
> configuration. Even motion controls in general were harder for them when they were
> younger. Since so many Wii games used motion/waggle controls, it might be frustrating
> for him. I'd say start with Wii U, and then as he's ready, you'll already have a
> system that can play Wii games too.
Can't disagree with this thinking too much, but I'd like to add
A) 4 year old might be less concerned about being successful than say an 8 year old...so even if they SUCK at using waggle/motion, it might be more fun for them. Might.
B) A Wii U, and it's games, are considerably more expensive and more expensive to replace/repair. Plus, the library is wayyyyyy smaller with less games suited to 4 years olds.
He'd probably enjoy the Wii U also, but as a first gaming system at that age? I'm be cautious about the Wii U.