You know what? Wii Fit has become one of the bestselling video games on Amazon, more and more people love it like crazy. So what kind of magic does Wii Fit have to attract so many people’s eyeball? Let’s find out here today.
First, let’s learn a little more about Wii Fit in case some of you guys are not familiar with it. According to Wikipedia:
Wii Fit (Wiiフィット Wī Fitto?) is a video game developed by Nintendo for the Wii console. It is an exercise game consisting of activities utilizing the Wii Balance Board peripheral.
The Wii Fit package includes a Wii Balance Board and a Wii Fit game disk for the Wii console containing 48 fitness training-related games and activities. The Wii Balance Board is a wireless peripheral for the Wii console and communicates with the console in the same manner as the Wii Remote. The sensors on the board can measure players up to 150 kg (330lbs) in mass. The balance board measures a user’s mass and center of balance. The software can then calculate the user’s body mass index when told of his or her height.
Wii Fit was released in Japan on December 1, 2007, and in other regions in April-May 2008. As of December 2008, Wii Fit is the Wii’s third best-selling game, with 14 million copies sold. At a retail price of $89.99 USD (and equivalent in other regions), Wii Fit has generated over $1.26 billion in revenue for Nintendo.
Fro the description above, you can see how wonderful and how popular Wii Fit is.
Wii Fit has a lot of cool features.
Wii Fit Features:
- Wii Fit comes with the Wii Balance Board and requires a Wii console to play. Wii console sold separately.
- Wii Fit combines fitness with fun and is designed for everyone, young and old. Wii Fit players work towards personal fitness goals and they block soccer balls, swivel hips to power hoop twirls, and go big on ski jumps to get themselves there.
- Check your daily progress, set goals, check your Wii Fit Age, and even enter exercise time you’ve done outside of Wii Fit.
- Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s center of gravity and conducting quick balance tests.
- Training is at the core of Wii Fit. You can spend as much (or as little) time as you want trying out all of the 40+ activities Wii Fit offers.
See? No wonder so many people are crazy about it. These wonderful features are so attractive.
- Balance board is a great new peripheral
- Exercises will help your balance and strength
- Beats the repetitiveness of going to the gym
- Some fun balance board games
- Pleasant presentation throughout.
- No way to create your own exercise program
- You’re forced to unlock most of the activities
- Some games are rather shallow
- Health and fitness assessments can be problematic
- Board is sensitive, but you can still cheat at exercises.
Wii Fit Price: $89.99
Let’s take a look at what people said about Wii Fit Video Game:
Wii Fit’s doing something right. A couple of days into the game’s workout regimen, I didn’t want to keep playing — it is exercise, after all. But I persevered, and eventually I improved at the minigames, felt physically challenged on some exercises, and generally felt better after racking up 15 or 30 minutes a day of Wii fitness. But I never really wanted to play. Which, I suppose, is the rule of exercise — it’s exhausting, but keep it up, and you’ll feel great at all other times of the day.
That’s mostly how Wii Fit is. The yoga and strength training aren’t really even games; you just follow along with a trainer, working out in the world’s most lifeless, depressing gym. Certainly, lunges and leg lifts are great for developing muscle strength — and if you can successfully hold plank poses the way your trainer does, you’re sure to burn off at least a few of those Mario-themed cupcakes you inhaled last night at dinner.
So what do you think about Wii Fit? Are you using it?