Since its release on December 1st in Japan, Wii Fit has become a phenomenon in that country, selling over a million units and virtually completely selling out, much like the Wii itself. Sales of the game have done well, but a general upswing in Wii sales has also resulted, with other titles suddenly flying off the shelves. But will it be a hit here in Lard-Ass North America?
Originally the game was supposed to be released in the first quarter of this year, but Nintendo was not even able to meet the supply in Japan. But now, with a May 20th release, we of the North American continent will hopefully soon be shedding some pounds and getting fitter.
I feel a bit sorry for all the broken balance boards that are to come in this country, but the hour is nearly at hand and many have been waiting for this in order to get a bit healthier. Sure, these same people who will get fit by using the Wii, could have done it on their own by going to the gym or just exercising in their livingroom on their own, but in our society a video-game is a far greater motivator.