Wii Fit

Wii Fit hits 1 million in Japan

Breaking news straight from Nikkei (An official Japanese business news source) confirmed through Nintendo that Wii Fit has hit the one million sales mark as of January 6th, 2008. Having only launched a little over a month ago, (Dec. 1st) this stands as quite an accomplishment. Who knew the Japanese were so into gaming fitness. This number is even more impressive when compared to Wii Sports (sold s...

How the Wii is like a toothpick

In the 1860s, Charles Forster did something pretty remarkable with an object many people considered ordinary. The object was the toothpick, and what Forster managed to do was get people who would never have been caught dead with one to use this sliver of wood to pick their teeth outside swanky restaurants, hold it in their mouths, and use it in a variety of other venues that at first glance appear...

Wii Fit: How much is too much?

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the world yesterday that Wii Fit would descend upon Japanese fitness aficionados on Dec. 1 for about $75 (8,800 Yen). First of all, having a release date and price in hand is a great thing. Next stop, U.S. and Europe,pricing and dates, please. But there’s the rub, at least for me–what are we Yanks willing to pay for the Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit...

WiiFit: First major game to not be a game

Edge has a preview of the upcoming (and controversial) WiiFit. Wii Fitness is a simple concept executed very well, and the fact that it angered some of the gaming world at its announcement is more an indictment of the industry than an understanding of how it can change the way non-gamers see consoles. It should be interesting to see how “gamey” the title ends ups being… (i.e. the...

Wii Fit coming January 1, 2008 say retailers

While I despise using online retailers as release date sources, the newest EB Games and Amazon listings for a January 1 Wii Fit launch have added merit; Nintendo would be stupid not to release a health product on the same day as New Year resolutions, 99 percent of which are to lose weight. Additionally, both retailers list WiiFit at $70. Call me casual — I don’t care — but this t...