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Wii Fit gets U.S. price tag, pre-orders sell out in UK

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2008 18:07 User comments (5)

Wii Fit gets U.S. price tag, pre-orders sell out in UK A prediction from Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter could turn out to be true if the UK demand for Wii Fit is anything to go by. Pachter said that Nintendo's upcoming Wii Fit title might have just enough punch to spur a renewed demand for the Wii console itself, and in the UK,, Amazon, Game, and have already stopped taking pre-orders.
As for the anticipated release of Wii Fit in the United States, the title has finally been given a $90 price tag. Wii Fit includes the software (game disc) and the Wii Balance Board. Since its release in December in Japan, it has sold more than 1.4 million units. It will be interesting to see how many will be snapped up in the U.S.

The pressure-sensitive Wii Balance Board extends the required activity from the player to the rest of the body. The board is used for an extensive array of fun and dynamic activities, including aerobics, yoga, muscle stretches and games. Many of these activities focus towards providing a "core" workout, a popular exercise method that emphasizes slower, controlled motions. Family members will have fun staying active and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu.

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5 user comments

116.4.2008 18:30

I think it will sell very well but quickly put in a corner with all the other exercise stuff people buy(with good intentions of course).

216.4.2008 19:04

trexxus took the words right out of my mouth :-)

316.4.2008 21:21

I wouldn't mind trying it for a little bit. The only problem I see is if you have little kids, they might end up either jumping on the pad or just stand there clueless. It would be funny to see my family trying it out for the first time.

I wonder what the weight limit be, 250 lbs? 300 lbs?

417.4.2008 3:39

Hmm. I want a Wii but can't spare the cash, but my mom wants to lose weight. Hmmmm...

518.4.2008 0:56

Not worth the money i have seen people importing this set from japan i even got a chance to play with it myself and i don't think this game warrents 100.00 because by the time you add tax plus a rechargable wii fit controller battery pack the game will end up costing you more than what the game is worth now if they where going to release wiiware that used the controller i might be interrested but spending 100.00 for a exercise machine for a video game console no thanks.

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