The original Wii Fit – an unassuming exercise game that shipped with a pressure sensitive, scale-like "balance board" peripheral and was marketed toward moms – sold more than 22 million copies worldwide, placing it in the elite company of Super Mario Bros. and Tetris as one of the top ten best selling video games of all time.
Its improbable success all but guaranteed a follow-up, and it has arrived in the form of Wii Fit Plus.
More an upgrade than a true sequel, Wii Fit Plus carries forward players' statistics and fitness data from the first game and contains all of the same yoga poses, strength training exercises, aerobic workouts and balance games. The additions come in the form of about 20 new activities, as well as some enhancements made to the core software, such as pre-set workout regimens and goals for burning off calories taken in from specific foods.
Fitness enthusiasts will likely want to head straight to a new area called My Wii Fit Plus, where you can select from several pre-set exercise routines designed to meet specific needs.