Last Christmas my brother bought our niece a Nintendo DSI console for Christmas. She is 4 years old and into anything Pink and likes playing with dolls and such as normal kids do at that age. She used to play with our consoles quite a bit hence why my brother purchased a Nintendo DSI.
She played with it for a few hours; using the camera and Flipnote apps. My brother bought Nintendogs and a bunch of other games appropriate for a 4 year old., carefully picking critically acclaimed games (as we like to think we know a bit about games). None of them have interested her and she has played them for 30mins each and has never picked them up again.
A few months later I saw Hello Kitty birthday adventures! going for cheap. All kids her age are going through the Hello Kitty fad at the moment so I took a punt full well knowing that this would a poor game for someone who is a gaming veteran such as myself.
However, after presenting it to my niece she was immediately excited. A few hours later she was still playing on it. As far as I was concerned this game was very poor in quality. But who can argue with a 4 year old. She was happy roaming around the Animal Crossing-like environment.
I usually turn my nose up to dross such as this but if it makes a 4 year old happy who am I to argue. Now I know who buys these type of games