Nintendo game producer Shigeru Miyamto unveiled his latest creation at this year's E3. Wii Fit features dancing, exercise, balance and dexterity games that Nintendo says will help to build muscles and provide stability
reggie vs miyamoto was funny....okay no it wasnt..but good showing nintendo....now time for sony ..Im getting a wii once ssmb comes out.....
lol the guys doing the live blog from 1up is freaking out cause they are weighing reggie and not showing new games.
Could this be the trend for this E3? I think Sony is the only one who will show new games.
ma wii has already been purchased havnt played it in ages but when galaxy hits that will be a different story.
Galaxy does look fun as hell but I am still not sure if I should purchase a Wii. Although I think it is an excellent idea right about now to buy some stock in Nintendo after the Wii Fit announcement.
Not sure if anyone actually saw any of the E3 Nintendo press conference... but the Wii Balance Board is sick! Combine that baby with the already unique controls of the Wii, and you're going to see some seriously immersive games in the future.
And obviously you can use it under your feet while you're sitting too (for those concerned about having to be up-and-about to play a game).
But ya, could you imagine strafing in a game just by shifting your weight a bit? Or hoppin' on that bad-boy for a snowboarding game? Or some other crazy stuff that we can only imagine.
Wii Fit kinda looked like a bit of a joke, but that Balance Board interface spells some SERIOUS possibilities for the future of gaming!
Nintendo is definately serious about opening up the current gaming audience to new experiences and expanding the gaming community to include otherwise non-gamers. Good job Nintendo.
It seems to me that they are first increasing their fanbase laterally and then when they have reached a critical limit I believe they will start increasing it vertically. In doing so Nintendo will have the most stable and supportive fanbase of any system, at least until the other companies start their new marketing strategies.
keep up the good job Nintendo so in the future all we can play is Mario and NintenDogs. Forget games, lets do things like excersize with our consoles. I'm going to go home and take a jog with my PS3 in arm and my PC in my backpack. Since when did we as gamers need anyone else in gaming? Nintendo is diluting the games in the name of profit. Its sad.
I was merely stating a hypothetical situation based on the current market strategy of Nintendo. Expanding their customer base laterally means expanding the control scheme to minimize confusion, including new genres of games into their game lists, and marketing to an audience that includes family and group interaction. This does not mean that Nintendo is "diluting the games in the name of profit", as you say. On the contrary, Nintendo is doing the opposite by strengthening their fanbase by including a wider variety of gamers.
Anyway, thank you for not only showing me your ineptitude and immature ability at using sarcasm but also your lack of appreciation for all genres of games. Your reply, as insignificant to me as it is, shows me that yet another "gamer" has the stubborn and zealous nature that permeates the inner gaming community and most of the posts on N4G. I sincerely hope you are not as "thick headed" as you come across to be.
sounds cool. Nintendo is a true innovator.
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what are you talking about? exercise game call innovative?
Innovative means something that is not the same as what was previously known or done. So thus, yes, it is innovative.
Personally, I have never seen an exercise game such as the one presented at this conference. So I would agree, this is innovative.
Exercise games have been done before. Look around on that page too. There are plenty of others listed.
*goes back to watching fitness girl*
The PS2 fitness game you have linked above does not include the control scheme presented at the conference and thus WiiFit is innovative in that regard.
Bringing a fitness game into market is not innovative, I agree. But bringing a fitness game, I said above, "...such as the one presented...", is innovative.
I think nintendo will be No. 1. I'm all hardcore but this WII thing is amazing.
What the hell no metroid prime? Nintendo why must you continue to betray those who love you so much??? First sony and now you!!!! WHY!!!
They announced two dates. Something for Dec 3, and something for Nov 12. One of them was Mario Galaxy.
And they showed in-game action of Metroid, which looks sweet.
Edit: Smash Bros. Dec 3. Mario Galaxy Nov 12.
Ohhh okay, sorry nintendo you must have played that part while i was in the can.
what a joke, wii is not a gaming console.
A lovely little prance through your user information and it seems that half of the time the only thing you do is diss the Wii.
If you don't like it, don't play it. You don't have to rain on everybody else's parade to gawk at the PS3, which seems to be the way you spend the other half of your time.
you are really hater come that is gaming machine for all age
and i like the ideas about it now all it need is hard drive
and 1080 with the wii balance now that a good game
we might get a new SSX
Can't believe what i just saw........they think that Wii balancing board is going to get people fit???
It makes the PS2's Eyetoy Kinetic game look like it was made in the 24th Century!! I've got it and it's brilliant.
I wonder if anyone at Nintendo has actually used Eyetoy Kinetic.....
What a dissapointing conference. Especially from a gamers point of view.
Wii "Fit"? That's it? WTF!?
The zapper looked fun, but overall, I was very unimpressed with the show.
Also, can you guys imagine how horrible that board will work if its used on a carpeted surface? It will most likely need a hard surface to work properly.
Sony should be able to run away with the show at this point.
We got some good stuff. Great MP3 footage, holy trinity release dates and some new hardware and software.
It was better than MS's by a long shot.
I don't think so.
I felt M$ had a ton of game "content" but for the most part, it was from games that we already knew about.
But it was nice to know that every game featured at the M$ conference is going to be released "this year".
They showed a ton of additions coming to XBLA and XBL Marketplace.
Not to mention live demos of Rock Band, Assasins Creed, GOW (PC), COD4, and Halo 3 single player campaign footage.
It just seemed like Nintendo wanted to spend more time boasting about sales numbers with very little time spent on actual gaming. I wish they would have shown the same amount of coverage for Mario Galaxy or Metroid as they did for Wii "Fit".
Or maybe a little taste of Mario Kart other than just a "mention" of the game. Yeah, we already knew that much!
Even though M$ didn't blow up the place, IMO they had a better conference due to their game coverage.
the fitness girl was hot
D'oh! I missed that...
The balance board is utter genious from Miyamoto. It will be huge.
I was thinking of selling my Wii but i will keep it for Mario Kart and WiiFit
Press conferences so far....
Nintendo > Micro$haft
You all know it wouldn't be me if I didn't end it like this...HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
we know this will be bought by many moms! its going to sell so much it will be the new " wii sports".
i saw the live feed too...this thing will sell !
yess thats done before but not this, the whole software is " played" different and thats whats so innovative.
Now, i wonder how long it will be until some idiot jumping around slips and falls off of it and tries to sue Nintendo.
I guess most of you fan boy women will need this
ahahah i already see you in those typical american movies about war =D thnx for the laughter! XD
Ask yourself... do you really want your girl fiend, wife, mom, and grand mom... taking over your entertainment setup... and watch them jump around instead of you playing the games you want to play? Heck... no I am not even telling my wife this came out for the wii... if she want to exercise she can run around the block a few times.. while I play video games. I am not a bit interested on anyone in my home to play video games... only ME! ME! ME! what's in it for me.. if my wife plays video games?
Casual my @$$... this is all a conspiracy to keep the non-gamer using the living room tv to themselves and stoping us from playing... little by little we will become casual gamer and the wives will win the war! Nothing will sastify more parents and wives than for us to not play games... even if they have to pretend to like games...
casual games are easy to pretend to like... but hardcore games... you can't fake that...
if you are serious about the second part...then you have mental problems my friend.
Damn you think the wii has enough peripherals now?my god they have the nunchuck,classic controller,wii blaster,wii racing wheel and wii balance board.Its peripheral city.
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