According to Nikkei, Nintendo's Wii Fit has sold one million units in Japan on January 6, after being introduced to the market on December 1.
this game is going to be huge
Going to be? At a million sold I think it is already.
they will start returning them when they relise that their fatness cannot be cured with gimmicks but real exercise and diet.
Evil Z. I don't think it's called Wii Burning off the fat. It's called WiiFit. So you can stay fit not to get into shape. Fit nothing more.
They are playing it off as a weight loss product. Its pretty obvious they are leeching off vast majority of the population who buys "easy exercise" machines because they are too lazt to work out themselves.
well regardless who they are selling it to the point is that many are buying, and that's the bottom line.
You don't have to buy it and I don't even think you are an owner or will ever be an owner of a Wii so why even look at these type of articles if you hold no intrest in them what-so-ever
Simply because I can.
fair enough ;)
Those Japanese just love gimmickey toys
each to their own i guess but i just can believe people will buy this.
play games, go to the gym, i dont wanna combine the 2.
More fatasses fooled into thinking that this a an easy substitute for exercise. What a joke on the population.
How many fcking accounts do I need to ignore to get rid of the sh!t that comes out of your mouth?
No that isn't Zhuk. That is a PS3 fan who is rather angry at the real Zhuk so he made this account trying to be funny and get a personal attack in at Zhuk at the same time. Just like the newly founded Zcuk or whatever.
Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. WTF are you talking about?
Well with the adoption rate of this product I do hope we get to see some 3rd party games to go with that Balance Board :) Wishful thinking yes but still would be nice.
i'm surprised it sold in japan......what's the percentage of fat people there? 1/1000000, they are the most fit nation i've ever seen.
they could do a lot with the wii fit board, hmmm imagine if a dev makin a skateboarding game got their hands on this?
Maybe a SSX game from EA.
Sure SSX or heck why not a version of skate with the balance board!
How does this sell so much? Especially in Japan!
WiiFit has a few different aspects to it. If it were just dodging soccor ballsI'd agree with the gimmick viewpoint. However, they have aerobic workouts built into it as well as yoga stances. Those things will help you burn fat and become more flexible. Is a workout DVD gimmicky and can you lose weight with one?
Not everyone wants to buy a gym membership. Some go jogging, some do aerobic workouts in their homes, and some are going to enjoy having an interactive way to work out. 1 million already have. I bet half of you that are lecturing others to just go to the gym and keep it separate from video games haven't been to the gym in years.
Nintendo sells so much in such a short time that it's not even fair to the others lol, and mario kart or smash bros isn't even out yet.
That's some big numbers for such an odd niche market.
I think more Americans need this sort of thing, not Japanese. I mean, Japanese people are generally quite thin anyway.
At the end we have possibilities to fit a bit at home.
releases Wii-Crap-on-a-stick in japan @ the same date as MSG4 or GT5
It will probly outsell them :(
they would be doing sony a favor is they release wii crap.. after lair , ratchet and heavenly sword.. sony could use a break from bringing trash out
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