Tag Archives: wii fit
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 12:22 BST
Wii Sports Club has been announced by Nintendo. It’s a Wii U service that let players download individual sporting activities via the eShop, or pay for a one day pass.
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 20:06 BST
Nintendo has announced 43 million copies of Wii Fit and Wii Fit plus sold worldwide, as it announced Wii Fit U.
Sat, Mar 03, 2012 | 18:57 GMT
Nintendo has announced a Maryland US District judge dismissed a patent infringement suit brought against the company by IA Labs CA, LLC which claimed the Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus products infringed on one its patents.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 14:07 GMT
Nintendo’s announced this afternoon (via EG) that sales of Wii have hit 30 million in Europe since its December 2006 launch, making it the biggest-selling console this generation. As of last August, PS3 sales were as of 22 million units, while Xbox 360 numbers in Europe are a bit of an unknown so far. Nintendo’s also said that 41.9 million Wii Balance Boards have been sold since 2008. The board came bundled with Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, with sales at 22.6 million for the former and 19.3 million for the latter.
Tue, Jan 04, 2011 | 21:38 GMT
A series of studies has demonstrated that no matter how hard you waggle your Wiimote, you’re unlikely to reach the moderate activity level required to increase your health and fitness.
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 | 00:17 GMT
Nintendo has announced it’s to release a new Wii Fit Bundle across Europe on December 3, and it comes with in black.
Tue, May 11, 2010 | 10:24 BST
Nintendo’s claimed leading software sales positions in both the US and Europe so far this year with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Fit respectively, with FFXIII and God of War III mounted the most serious challenges from other platforms.
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | 10:57 GMT
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 20:21 GMT
ELSPA’s announced that Wii Sports Resort and Professor Layton and the Curious Village were the top-selling Wii and DS games, respectively, last year in the UK.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 18:29 BST
Wii Play has become North America’s top-selling game of the decade by moving 11.1 million copies in the US since launch, and these numbers do not include a Wii Bundle.
It’s ahead of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (8.25 million sales), Wii Fit (7.9 million), GTA: Vice City (6.9 million) and Mario Kart Wii (6.7 million), according to NPD.
Good for Nintendo.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 | 22:57 BST
Nintendo has said that fitness games are now accepted in the videogame market, and are no longer scoffed at.
“When we first announced the Wii Balance Board, people were skeptical,” said Nintendo’s Denise Kaigler. “But consumers responded quickly and told their friends about it. Now when a new fitness game like Wii Fit Plus is announced, no one bats an eye.
“Fitness games are now an accepted part of the video game landscape.”
Wii Fit has currently sold 18 million copies and Wii Fit Plus is expected later this year.
More over on Kotaku.
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 | 19:59 BST
Radical Entertainment’s action open-worlder Prototype has knocked Sim 3 off top spot in the latest UK Charts from GfK Chart-Track.
Sim 3 is still sitting pretty at number two closely followed by the evergreen Wii Fit in third.
Ghostbusters PS3 débuted in fourth.
Full thing below:
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 11:04 BST
Below you can see irrefutable evidence that Wii Fit is yet again number one in the all format UK software charts supplied by GfK Chart-Track.
What is also undeniable is that FIFA 09 is at number two, and X-Men Origins has slipped from second to third.
More image facts down there.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 | 07:18 BST
Wii Fit has left the building. The Nintendo powerhouse has finally slipped out of the Japanese top ten, having sold over 3.3 million units in the country since launching on December 1, 2007.
Still, at least another Nintendo game, Pokemon Fushigi no dungeon, has gone straight in at the top. You rule, Nintendo.
01. [NDS] Pokemon Fushigi no dungeon (Nintendo) 142,000 / NEW
02. [PSP] BASARA Battle Heroes (Capcom) 28,000 / 114,000
03. [NDS] Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (Nintendo) 19,000 / 541,000
04. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (PSP the Best) (Capcom) 18,000 / 591,000
05. [NDS] Hitman Reborn (Takara Tommy) 17,000 / NEW
06. [PSP] Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable (Takara Tommy) 13,000 / NEW
07. [NDS] Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (Konami) 11,000 / 55,000
08. [PS3] Musou Orochi Z (KOEI) 10,000 / 205,000
09. [PSP] Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (Namco Bandai) 9,000 / 144,000
10. [WII] Deca Sports 2 (Hudson) 9,000 / NEW
Mon, Mar 30, 2009 | 12:32 BST
A 25 year-old man the Telegraph is describing as “fit and well” has died during a Wii Fit “jogging” session.
“We spoke to him on the phone when he was playing on the Wii machine. He told us he had just ordered himself a kebab and was sitting there with a glass of port,” said Tim Eves’ mother.
“But a little while after he had put the phone down, he collapsed for no reason. It was completely out of the blue.
“They still can’t come up with an answer why it happened, which is one of the reasons it is so hard to come to terms with – there was no reason for it.
“It is just unbelievable.”
Us? Nothing. Full thing through the link.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 17:59 GMT
Wii Fit will be one year old this May, and has already surpassed Halo 3 in US sales.
According to NPD numbers released yesterday, as of February 2009 the Nintendo title has sold 6 million copies in the US alone.
Halo 3′s sold 5.9 million since September 2007.
With such an influx of balance boards out there, Kotaku is quick to point out that developers will probably be lined up around the block to make games for it.
We’re not arguing.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 22:07 GMT
Ed Barton, UK analyst for Screen Digest, has said that the British Wii price hike is “perfectly justified” and it should come as no surprise if Wii Fit goes up in price as well.
“If you look at the yen exchange rate over the pound in the previous year it has changed by thirty to forty percent”, he said. “We looked closely at Nintendo’s figures in the last quarter and this exchange rate has absolutely murdered their operating profit.
“When you look at all the data and financials it wouldn’t surprise me if Nintendo raised the price of Wii Fit. The margin on games hardware and peripherals is a serious problem right now”.
Over on Edge, Barton goes on at length about how retailers should deal with the raised price. He also says that the hike may hurt smaller speciality stores.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 15:48 GMT
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has bestowed the title “Video Game of the Year” to Grand Theft Auto IV during the 2009 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards.
Call of Duty: World at War and Wii Fit took home three awards each. Mario Kart Wii won “Racing Game of the Year” as well as one for “Family/Children’s Game of the Year”.
Here’s the full list:
- Video Game of the Year – GTA IV
- Most Innovative – Wii Fit
- Best Third Party Publisher – Electronic Arts
Game of the Year Titles:
- DS – Guitar Hero: On Tour (Bundle)
- PC – World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
- PS2 – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- PS3 – Call of Duty World at War
- PSP – God of War: Chains of Olympus
- Wii – Wii Fit
- Xbox 360 – Call of Duty: World at War
- Action/Adventure – GTA IV
- Casual – Wii Fit
- Family/Children’s – Mario Kart Wii
- Fighting – Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
- Game Graphics – Gears of War 2
- Non-sequel – Left 4 Dead
- Racing – Mario Kart Wii
- RPG/Strategy – Fallout 3
- Shooter/Military – Call of Duty: World at War
- Sports – Madden NFL 09
Full press release after the break.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 20:37 GMT
A joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain has just claimed that Mario Kart Wii was 2008′s biggest selling game across the US, the UK and Japan.
The Wii racer sold 8.94 million units last year, beating off Wii Fit with 8.31 million sales and an eye-watering effort from GTA IV. The Rockstar smash moved 7.29 million copies.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl came fourth with 6.32 million sales, and Treyarch will no doubt be thrilled with a fifth place for World at War and 5.89 million units sold, even without a Japanese release.
Press release after the break.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 | 13:13 GMT
Nintendo’s admitted being “pleased” at seeing Wii Fit get back to the top of the UK charts this week, and has claimed stock for the global smash has been constant since release.
“Yes, we’re pleased,” a rep told us this afternoon when asked if the number one spot had raised a smile.
“We’ve always been bringing stock into the UK on a weekly basis ever since Wii Fit launched in April last year, and it’s encouraging to see that demand for Wii Fit appears to continue to be strong.”
Wii Fit has been a constant sell-out in Britain since launch.
No specific sales data has been released for the game in the UK.