Latest Wii Fit Stories

2011-05-16 06:59:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Wii Fit can offer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout, and is more likely to be used because it's enjoyable, according to a study. "Our study showed that COPD patients exercised at a relatively high percent of their maximum during three to five minutes of specified Wii Fit exercises, indicating the Wii Fit may be a reasonable home-based exercise regimen for COPD patients," Jeffery Albores, MD, Internal Medicine Resident,...

2010-09-06 10:11:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ --Summer wasn't the only thing drawing to a close over Labor Day weekend as Nintendo hosted the final championship of its Wii Games: Summer 2010 nationwide competition. Approximately 200 finalists from around the country - joined by family, friends and spectators of all ages - gathered in Redondo Beach, Calif., to get up and get playing with motion-controlled video games for the Wii(TM) system. Tournament play included games such as Wii Sports Resort(TM), Wii...

2010-02-12 09:20:00

After ending 2009 with an eight percent drop in video game sales, the US videogame market saw another 12 percent drop in sales in January, when compared to figures from the same month a year earlier, according to market-tracker group NPD. Videogame sales in January totaled nearly $598 million in the US, compared to $683 million last year at the same time. Videogame hardware sales also plunged from $447 million last January, to $354 million this year. Analysts are being optimistic that as...

2010-01-01 07:15:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamers who want to get fit but found Wii Fit lacking in enjoyment or exertion can take advantage of this offer to experience exergaming with Gamercize. Trading in your Wii Fit discs will entitle you to a mail-in rebate worth up to $150/70GBP. To help with New Year Resolutions to lose weight and improve fitness, Gamercize is also offering a full 3 month virtual gym membership of their GZ Personal Trainer programme free. Patented Gamercize...

2009-06-02 16:20:21

Over 15 million units of Nintendo's "Wii Fit" system have been sold in just over a year, taking advantage of a growing interest in video game consoles for people with physical fitness interests. In Los Angles at the E3 video game conference on Tuesday, the company said it will introduce a new version of the home exercise game called, "Wii Fit Plus," later this year. "In the 13 months since it was introduced, "Wii Fit" has been the best-selling game in America," Nintendo of America's executive...

2009-05-28 13:01:26

As the recession is causing many Americans to opt out of expensive gym memberships and personal trainers, the video game industry appears to be seeing an opportunity to cash in with a variety of new games aimed at helping people get in shape. The campaign by video game companies to add exercise to entertainment will be emphasized during next week's E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Electronic Arts has a new game called "EA Sports Active" on Nintendo Wii. The game comes with a resistance band and a leg...

2009-04-09 10:10:00

Sales of the Nintendo Wii video game console have dropped in Japan as the economic crisis continues to throttle the video game industry, the AFP reported. But despite weathering its toughest time yet in the competitive Japanese market, Nintendo said it does not plan to cut the Wii's price. Nintendo Co. president Satoru Iwata said the Wii is in the unhealthiest condition since it hit the Japanese market. "The current condition in the Japanese market is not the one we want," he added. He said...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

The videogame sector is hoping for a rebound this year by focusing on casual gamers and videogames for mobile phones. Analysts and industry executives expect videogames to show strength despite the economic recession due to the hours of entertainment they provide, and because they are relatively inexpensive at around $50 a title. The videogame audience is also expanding beyond its traditional base of young males to a larger audience through products like the Apple iPhone and Nintendo's Wii....

2009-03-20 11:30:00

The US video game industry appears to remain resilient in the face of the recession, as it reported a 10 percent increase in game sales and an 11 percent rise in hardware sales during February, according to research group NPD on Thursday. Overall, US video game sales reached $1.47 billion last month. Game software sales rose to $733.5 million and hardware sales jumped $532.7 million, NPD said. Nintendo Co.'s Wii console led the pack with 753,000 units sold. Its Wii Fit exercise video game...

2009-01-08 08:00:00

Game Crazy Offers Tips on How to Keep Commitments the Whole Year Through WILSONVILLE, Ore., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Go to the gym, spend more time with family. . . play video games? Just days ago, millions of Americans resolved to make changes that would help them lead fuller, healthier and more productive lives. Whether it was a commitment to eat healthier, reduce stress or save money, an unexpected ally can be found in the hottest video games of the season. Video game retailer Game Crazy...

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