This grandma regularly grabs a controller despite her age, and she has a lot of success on YouTube with it.
Hamako Mori’s name might not sound familiar, as she is Japanese, aged 90. (Yes, nine, zero!) She even got included in the Guinness World Records for being the oldest gaming YouTuber, having more than a quarter-million subscribers (as Gamer Grandma). She started uploading videos to Google’s video-sharing platform in late 2014, and she posts up to four videos each month, including console unboxings or even showcasing her skill.
Hamako Mori started playing 39 years ago, even before Nintendo’s Famicom was out on the Japanese market (it arrived in Japan in 1983 before it was transformed into the NES in 1985). Her first console was the Cassette Vision, which launched in Japan on July 30, 1981. „It looked like so much fun, and I thought it’s not fair if only children played it,” Mori says.
She considers the Grand Theft Auto series amongst her favourites. „After living for this long, I feel more than ever that playing games for this long were the right choice. I am truly enjoying my life – it’s rosy,” Mori said in a media release from Guinness World Records. She has several successful videos on YouTube – „90-year-old grandma plays Dauntless” has over three million views, and it includes her blowing the candles on her 90th birthday cake before getting to business, dealing with those monsters. (She admittedly sometimes goes too far, playing up to 2 AM.)
Mori has a lot of consoles, as she started collecting them over the four decades, and gaming keeps her brain going, and during the coronavirus, it’s a good idea, as she stays at home. Her example proves that elderly play, too – and getting a quarter million subscribers is no mean feat.
Congratulations to Hamako Mori aka Gamer Grandma from Japan, who at 90 years old is the oldest video gaming creator on YouTube, according to Guinness World Records → https://t.co/E99waWBhuN pic.twitter.com/AKzn084ipq
— YouTube (@YouTube) May 19, 2020
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