Friday, February 08, 2008

Wii Fit - Fitness Revolution via a Video Game?

Check out this video of Nintendo's "Wii Fit".

"Wii Fit" has already sold over a million copies in Japan and is slated for release in the U.S. sometime in April 2008. It is expected to retail for $75.

Nintendo of Europe's E3 2007 page for the United Kingdom states that the training within Wii Fit will be divided into four categories: Aerobic Exercise, Muscle Conditioning, Yoga Poses, and Balance Games, including ski-jumping. These exercises will provide a "core workout", emphasizing slower, controlled motions. Of these activities, the following were shown at E3 2007, in conjunction with Wii Fit's announcement.

* Yoga exercises
* Push ups
* Step aerobics, including a game in which the player must step on and off the Wii Balance Board in rhythm to the background music
* Heading on-coming soccer balls and avoiding other objects by leaning forward and back
* A ball-rolling mini-game
* Hula hooping
* Ski jumping, whereby the player squats as low as possible, whilst maintaining his or her balance, and then quickly stands as fast as possible in order to gain a good jump
* Jogging
* Tightrope walking

More info at Wikipedia...

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