MTV News never talked to Shigeru Miyamoto about exercise before, and certainly never about an exercise video game.
An exercise game, however, is just what Miyamoto was in NYC last week to demonstrate and discuss. He was showing Wii Fit, a game that emerged from his recent obsession with weighing himself and that has sold, he says, close to 2 million copies in Japan.
It releases for the red-hot Nintendo Wii, which just sold 720,000 units in March, according to the NPD group, on May 19. The game will come with the Balance Board, a small exercise board that contains sensors that detect the player's balance. The sensors enable the game to not just weigh the player, but to control several dozen yoga, strength-training and aerobic activities - as well as play mini-game activities, such as ski jumping and soccer goalie.