Nowadays people want to have a healthy life at all costs, and that just means that businesses are going to help people achieve that – for a price, that is. While it isn’t too hard to just go out and run on a daily basis in order to burn calories, this requires a lot of mental strength and motivation, which is hard to get, honestly.
A lot of companies know this but Nintendo decided to go the extra mile and created a video game that allows players to get healthy while playing it. Obviously, this had a lot of success and as such, later on, Nintendo launched a second version of this game. We are, of course, talking about Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus.
The Wii Fit
Nintendo’s Wii Fit was launched in late 2007, and so far it has sold over 22.67 million copies worldwide, which makes it the third best-selling console video game. The game itself uses a unique platform designed for it called the Wii Balance Board.
Players use the Wii Balance Board in order to play the game. They stand on it during the exercise as they play the game. In the game, there are exercises that include balance, yoga, strength training and aerobics, which means that if a player goes through all of these regularly, he is bound to get fit eventually.
According to the creator of the game, this is a way to get families to exercise together. It had such a success that Wii Fit has been used for rehabilitation, it has been used by a lot of health clubs worldwide and, finally, it has also been used in nursing homes to help improve the posture of the elderly.
The Wii Fit Plus
On the other hand, we have Wii Fit Plus. The game itself covers everything that Wii Fit already covers, but it has a few more advantages to it. It has 15 new aerobics exercises, as well as six new yoga and strength training exercises. As if that wasn’t enough ,it also has new features such as a calorie burning counter and the ability to create custom regimens for people who want to go at their own speed.
Finally, people can now create profiles for pets and for babies, with the ability to navigate through exercise faster so that they won’t have to wait a lot of time while waiting for the console, stopping their bodies from cooling down too much.
The Wii Balance Board is exactly the same one for both consoles, so there is no need to purchase a new one if you are going to upgrade from Wii Fit to Wii Fit Plus. In the game, most exercises are for one single player, but it does have activities that reach up to 8 players.