It doesn't look like Wii Fit U had an real impact when it officially released at retail stores last month in the US.
Ouch... I'm a gamer that regually follows the lastest news, but even I have no idea about this release. So if I had no idea, I can't imagine the typical soccer mum and hipster yoga girl it's aimed at would have any idea of it's existence. I used to say the wii U would be fine, but now I'm no so sure.
I'm pretty sure they didn't advertise this game at all. I also had no clue about the game's release.
I am pretty sure it doesnt speak about digital sales and I bet, most people who would get Wii Fit U, already had Wii Fit for Wii and so had a balance board and if you had a balance board, you could get Wii Fit U digital version, for very few dollars.
Unfortunately for the wii u, soccer mums and hipster yoga girls are more than happy with there original wii fit and/or don't actually use it anymore. Not sure about the rest of the world but in the UK fitness gyms have reduced there memberships by a lot plus you don't have to sign up for a 12 month contract anymore just a rolling contract so there has been a spike in gym memberships again.
Not hard to believe but again it's a sourceless NeoGAF rumor. You should never trust anything you hear on the internet that doesn't have a verfiable source, especially if it's posted on a message board. I don't care about the so called "reputation" of the poster, that still means nothing without a source. E-rep is also crap.
Damn that's got hurt!
...They gave it away for free. That's why it's not a big seller.
Correction: There was a 30 day free trial for download that expired Jan 31st and only needed a $20 fit meter purchase to keep forever.
Right so the question is....how many fit meters have they sold? I know there is 1 in my house, game is pretty good for what it is.
Wii fit is a Christmas gift game... And they released it after Christmas... Bad idea lol
1. Unreliable source. 2. Was available effectively for free before retail release. 3. Any numbers available don't include eShop downloads unless Nintendo releases them. EDIT* Source may be credible'ish, but the other points still stand. EDIT 2* anecdotal but I'd also add that the pre-owned Balance Board market in the UK all but disappeared a few weeks after Wii Fit U trial launched. GAME online were constantly sold out - and stll are now!
There are several ways to get this game... Just because its retail sales are apparently bad does not mean the game is not selling since you could buy it digitally if you want. Anyway I don't know if trial version has ended or not and its Q1 and we all know that hardware and software does not sell like in Q2, Q3 and specially Q4... It is like a party, it starts slowly and it gets more crowded, you get more and more drunk and you pass out and then you repeat it. Endless cycle... HAHAHA :3
Most people bought the Wii Fit Meter and upgraded. This is seriously the best pedometer I've ever used. I recommend it to everyone.
Yep this is why I didn't have to buy it and I was looking for a pedometer. It was certainly cheaper than the ones I saw in the store.
Trying to sell a mainstream hit on a console that no mainstream-gamer has. "How to not be succesful" ~ Nintendo.
SO? most games bomb like that
Whether this rumor is true or not, i think we can all agree that its a fact that Nintendo's advertisement efforts are still not strong enough. Someone needs to have a sit-down with that Peter guy we saw in the recent direct and get him to either recognize this issue and correct it, or choose someone who CAN....
Well Nintendo gave the game away for free to people who already had a balance board and then bought a Wii U fit meter. So yeah...
Lets see I downloaded the game for free had a balance board and bought a wii fit meter. Got the game for free bam there you go never paid a penny. Guess what I am not the only one that did it.
I know I just downloaded the free trial and then purchased the $20 fit meter. Why wouldn't you do that instead of paying full price at retail? Agree with many other posters, show me the sales of fit meters in the US before you claim the game sold so poorly. Too many different ways to obtain it, I would assume that the majority of people would get digitally to save the most money.
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