A popular DS game in Japan is getting a sequel … Eigo ga Nigate na Otona no DS Training Eigo Zuke
( Link ) … one of the best selling “non-games” for the DS. Just as it did with Brain Age, Nintendo is adding a “Motto” (Japanese for “More”) to the title and having one more go at sorta-kinda teaching the Japanese how to speak English.
I’ve not played Brain Age … but have played Big Brain Academy, and I have to say that I enjoy playing it quite a lot. Part of its appeal (and I’m assuming the same is true for those who enjoy Brain Age) is that you can pick it up – play for five minutes – put it down … and feel like I just had a short burst of fun … can anyone say “learning objects”?