Wii Fit Launches in the US - in One Place

Wii Fit Launches in the US - in One Place

On Monday Nintendo officially launched the Wii Fit. Much like the premier of some movies, however, it's only being launched at one location: the Nintendo World store in New York City. Other retailers will start selling the Fit on Wednesday.

At an MSRP of $89.99, Wii Fit comes packaged with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory, a precisely engineered platform that senses both weight and shifts in movement and balance. The Wii Balance Board connects wirelessly to the Wii™ console and serves as the centerpiece for more than 40 fun activities that challenge users in areas like yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance. Helpful virtual trainers in the game talk users through the different activities and make suggestions for improvement.

“Wii Fit will get you moving whether you’ve been playing video games for years or this is your first time,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Wii Fit is easy for anyone to try and is yet another example of how Nintendo continues to expand the world of video games to new audiences.”

To celebrate the launch of Wii Fit, Nintendo is holding an interactive release party today for the public in the southwest corner of New York’s Central Park, near the Merchants’ Gate. “We’re looking for everyone to ‘get on board’ and get excited about their fitness,” said celebrity trainer Ashley Borden, who will be on hand to do personal Wii Fit demos and training.


It's been conjectured that the reason the U.S. is launching the Fit after other countries is our more rotundness, but for now that's just a big fat rumor.
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And I was in there only a few days ago because friends wanted to see the store...

Right now it's all Wii's on the second floor so the whole bottom floor is probably going to be packed with Wii Fits. And it really wasn't as busy as one might expect it to be being the Nintendo Store, but now it's probably going to be impossible to get in.

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I was there about 3 weeks ago and that place is AWESOME! They have a gameboy that was in a barracks that was bombed during the Gulf War and it still works! 2 floors of Nintendo goodness!

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My one friend should be getting a Wii Fit eventually, so I will check it out when he does.  Though truthfully I am not really impressed by it.  Seems like the ultimate gimmick for an already gimmicky console.  Not that I'm bashing the Wii (I love Brawl), but it's a little out there.

Matrix, you mean this?  I have not seen it in person, but remember reading about it in one of my old Nintendo Power magazines.  Hard to believe it still works. O_O

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 There was a report saying how  or if it actually helped. I wonder if the balance board would break, under like a obesse kid weight.

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