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Playing sport with Wii won't burn off the fat, says study

Parents are fooling themselves if they hope Nintendo's Wii active games console, which uses a wireless handheld controller to replicate athletic movement, will stop their youngster becoming obese, a study says.

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Maddens Raiders3316d ago

"One of the four games was Project Gotham Racing 3, played on the sedentary XBOX 350, made by Microsoft."

" Parents are fooling themselves if they hope Nintendo's Wii active games console, which uses a wireless handheld controller to replicate athletic movement, will stop their youngster becoming obese..."

Nooooooooooooooooooo!

aiphanes3316d ago

So it will at least help in burning some fat...

Marceles3315d ago

"Energy expenditure using Wii was "significantly greater" -- 51 percent more -- than on the XBOX, the scientists found."

LOL @ Xbox 350...looks like it's a very professional article *sarcasm*

Why are they comparing a system where you sit there and move your thumbs, with another system that makes you, at least, use your wrist? You could burn fat with the Wii...try playing Wii boxing for awhile and I'll bet some blubber will be burnt off. s I do agree that it still won't help kids that are obese already, but it'll do a little good. Mostly kids are obese not just from non-activity, but from parents feeding them twinkies for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and a midnight snack.

Account deleted3315d ago (Edited 3315d ago )

really i mean looooooooooooooool
this article rocks and it proves that the wii even fails to accomplish what it was advertized to do
that proves one point every console is flawed one way one or another
they are made by men, very flawed beings... and the wii didn't come by immaculate conception(sarcasm) so move on wiibots, and stop the nonesense telling everybody the wii is a great machine on every aspect(it doesn't have hi-def nor what is cited aboved,, it relies on waving a 'mote that has been a dissapointment because it doesn't actually copy real time movements the pseye is way too better, have anyone tried those eye-puzzle games? i did at a friend's,,, they are simply amazing)

TheTwelve3315d ago

If I want to bowl, or play tennis, I can do it in real life. I don't understand the concept of Wii Sports. I don't play videogames to move my body around since it's so much better to do it for real. I'm confused.----12

ChickeyCantor3315d ago

actually Wii-sports wasn't planned being sold with every Wii, it was just a Demo for ....e3 was it? and after that they decided to put it with a Wii.

>_< but you don't play Wii to lose weight, you just play it for funnnnn
and some games like Wii boxing make you tired....so i can conclude from that you must be burning something

Salvadore3315d ago

Wear a damn jacket and go jogging!!

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