JAPANESE GAMES MAKER Nintendo is offering people that have one of its legacy Wii Fit boards the chance to use it on the Wii U console.
The Wii U console is the successor to the Wii that failed to do what its predecessor did, which was to shift a lot of units.
It persists though, doggedly going forward and adding new old games to its roster, and some new new games as well.
Wii Fit U is new to the Wii U next week, and will come in two forms. One comes with the game, so to speak, and a fit meter. This is pitched at people that have already walked the plank, and it appears that it will cost around £50. The alternativee, for anyone new to Wii Fit, is to buy one with the board, which is referred to by Nintendo as a balance board.
The new Wii Fit has a game called Hosedown, which makes some sense of the console's names, plus other lures like the ability to make people feel bad about how bad they are at something, compared to yourself.
Nintendo said that its fitness option does not require heavy weights or a gym membership, which is good, as most gyms are not geared for people with games consoles, televisions and a large area of arm-waving and kicking space.
"Wii Fit U makes fitness fun. It's as simple as that," said Nintendo of America EVP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt. "Wii Fit U is a great option for busy moms and families who want to stay active in the comfort of their own homes - which is perfect during the cold winter months."
Also perfect for cold winter months are whisky, blankets, and chicken soup. The Wii U Fit game comes out on 10 January. A full package including the game and hardware will cost around £90. µ
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