Wii Fit


Nintendo must definitely be expecting high Wii Fit sales as the Christmas approaches. After all Wii Fit has been predicted to surpass the biggest hardcore video gaming franchises named Grand Theft Auto this year. This is the prediction from the gaming analyst Michael Pachter.

nintendo wii fit

nintendo wii fit

To everyone’s surprise around 8.7 million units of Wii Fit have been sold worldwide! Wii Fit includes more than forty type of gaming activities and ofcourse not to forget the amazing Balance Board – a wireless peripheral that comes along with the device.

You can maintain a really perfect health with Nintendo Wii Fit.

I guess Wii Balance Board has played a very significant role in making Wii Fit the biggest hit of all times. But more than half the Wii Fit users do not know the basic things about this wonderfully designed Wii Balance Board. Here are some of the things which every Wii Fit user must know.

Well for all those who even don’t know what this balance board is all about this one if for them. It’s a wireless board with pressure sensitive sensors which basically measures your body balance and weight when you perform various on screen activities and games on it.

Maximum Weight

The maximum weight limit on Wii Balance Board supports 300 lbs only for “western edition” while it was 330 lbs when it first launched in Japan.

Floor to be used

Generally it is recommended to use Wii Fit on the hard floor in contradiction to the carpet floor.

Slew of Activities

You can perform a slew of activities such as aerobics, yoga poses and balance games on this balance board.

Battery used

The board itself weighs around a hefty 8.8 lbs using four AA batteries (which are included).

Ever since Wii fit made its way in Japan it has been selling all across the globe like hot cakes. First came Japan and then it made a tremendous buzz across the whole Europe. After all it’s a creation from a mastermind brainchild Shigeru Miyamoto truly deserving the tag: “father of video games”.

Some of the reasons that make Wii fit the best gaming console of all times is the capability of the Wii balance board to shed the extra weight of the body. Wii fitness age and graphical analysis along with BMI (Body Mass Index) makes Wii fit truly an amazing exercising and gaming tool. Now let’s move on to the amazing facts and figures part. Take a look.

Starting with Wii Fit witnessed a tremendous acceptance ratio in Japan and within the days of its launch this exercise-centric peripheral was all over the place. In Europe Dixons.co.uk said that it sold a Wii Fit every four seconds when it was launched and Amazon.co.uk said that they sold out the whole Wii fit stock within 24 hours. Around 2 million units have been sold in Japan since the December launch and not to forget the whopping businesses in UK and US too.

And now we know that the demand is unprecedented due to which the stock in supply fells short. Consumers are struggling to find a copy of Wii fit. According to the NPD sales tracking group, “Wii Fit” sold more than 369,600 copies in the U.S. in July. I must say undoubtedly the luckiest of the lot (Nintendo wii fit seekers)

“The demand is unprecedented due to which the stock in supply fells short” – yes this is the fact about the hottest gaming plus exercising tool namely “Nintendo Wii Fit“. Consumers continue to struggle to find a copy of Wii fit.

This is what an extract from what the Nintendo spokesperson has to say:

“Nintendo had a substantial supply nationwide for launch, though some stores saw spot shortages due to unprecedented demand for this unique product. The consumer response to ‘Wii Fit’ at launch was historically exceptional when compared with peripheral-based video game products. We are providing retailers with a constant supply of ‘Wii Fit,’ so you should see a regular supply of ‘Wii Fit’ on store shelves as we move through the summer and into the holidays.”

According to the NPD sales tracking group, “Wii Fit” sold more than 369,600 copies in the U.S. in July. I must say they were the luckiest of the lot (Nintendo wii fit seekers)