Learning with a Game.

No dough that using handheld game consoles is great idea to pass the time but not only. As AFP reports Japan teachers have started to use such games as the Nintendo DS and the Playstation Portable in the classroom. The result of such experiment is kids love learning through games so much that they even started attending Saturday morning classes for extra credit.

According to Newsweek’s International Edition, one in seven Japanese own a Nintendo DS, with the top selling games in Japan concentrating on cultural literacy, vocabulary building, math drills, and English-language instruction. Combined, educational games have sold nearly 20 million copies. One particular game that teaches people to learn English has sold over 2.4 million copies in Japan alone. This is big business for video game companies.

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