$100 Wii Fit Plus bundle arrives Oct. 4

Nintendo's expanded fitness sim offering 21 new activities, customizable routines later this year; stand-alone disc running for $19.99.

Released in May 2008, Wii Fit has proven to be one of Nintendo's evergreen juggernauts. The third-best-selling non-PC game in the US in 2008 with 4.53 million units sold, Nintendo's fitness sim was the top seller during the first half of 2009, according to the NPD Group.

Mix-and-match routines are now a go.

Today, Nintendo announced that an expanded edition of the game, Wii Fit Plus, will be available in North America on October 4. The publisher also confirmed that Wii Fit Plus will replace all current Wii Fit bundles, which include the Wii Balance Board accessory, and will retail for $99.99--$10 more than the previous package. Though rumors had indicated a $30 price tag, Nintendo also confirmed that a stand-alone Wii Fit Plus disc will sell for $19.99.

Explaining the inflated price tag, Nintendo notes that Wii Fit Plus will include all of the original title's activities, as well as 15 new balance games and six additional strength-training exercises. Wii Fit Plus will also let players customize their workout routines, a feature that drew criticism due to its absence in the original.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Wii Fit Plus.

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54 comments
drokmore
drokmore

If they were smart they would continue to bring out expansions pretty consistently with such a large base. It's nice to see an exercise based game is doing so well.

ChamomileBaths
ChamomileBaths

I've been very close to getting Wii Fit. Good deal for me.

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

What i dont get is, Wii Fit doesn't require anything from the Wii, surely this board technology could work on PC/360/PS3. I like the idea of it but i dont want to have to get a Wii to play it. Why not even have the board plug straight into the TV with the game built in :)

JohnnyBiz
JohnnyBiz

I wish I could kick myself in the face for buying a WII FIT

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I'm just getting the game by itself. No reason to have two balance boards and waste the money on batteries.

valcrist09
valcrist09

i cant belive people buy this crap.. Its called a freaking Tread mill or this is an idea, get off your butt and GO OUTSIDE!!

Nomad0404
Nomad0404

When are they going to make it so that you can use 2 balance boards at the same time? Instant way to double their sales of WiiFit!!!

weirjf
weirjf

the fit games are the only reason I still have my Wii... glad they're adding customizable routines this time... something severely lacking from the original

dianazilla
dianazilla

30 bucks for the new game? Guess that means I'll be trading in my old wii fit game before the value drops.

Flint247
Flint247

It's a good thing I have the first Wii Fit. Now I can get the stand alone game for $20! :D

wahyudil
wahyudil

what a news .... only tagline ..

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

skull boy better wathc what you wish for lol , b y the way the wii is my favorite of the 3 but in no way is it gonna ever out do snes in my book

skullboy950
skullboy950

Jeez what's up with all the Nintendo fanboys Giving like a billion thumbs down to a bunch of comments? (go ahead and rate me down I won't care)

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

okay, so retailers should be having some good sales some time this month on the current SKU. Now the decision is (a) buy the current bundle when it goes on sale (b) wait and just pay the extra for the new bundle since it will include all of the old content anyway.... what to do; what to do... _

Irve
Irve

$20 in the US .. i bet this will be £25 or £30 in the UK .. or $40-$50 !

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

damn i assumed it would just replace the existing game and retail for the same price.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Nice cheap game and since it's cheap I'll bet my money that it'll sell very well

comachrissie
comachrissie

Sounds like a great deal, I'm hoping the price will stay the same once it comes to Australia, and then it might get a lot of the fence-sitters into it.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Nice. I already can think of one person I'll be buying this for ($20 disc - not the full thing).

kejigoto
kejigoto

$20 isn't a bad price, I'll probably pick up the stand alone disk for that price and just use my old balance board.

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

Great news on a non-game. I am going back to playing Batman now, thanks for the update.

izmickey
izmickey

it would be a better idea if nintendo sold a wii bundle with REAL games instead.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@atopp399 - So true... But see, she does all the Shristmas shopping, so if she see's it and says 'can I?' - then and only then, do I say "well, if you want it sure... I think you look great regardless." - if not I blame it on the kids.

retroguy02
retroguy02

Thank God Nintendo learned lesson # 1: Drop prices to match the competition (even if on software). Hopefully the Wii's price also dips soon.

XxTerryH15xX
XxTerryH15xX

im sorry but when are people gonna learn u dnt need to play a video game to get excercise. GO outside!!!

NuKkU
NuKkU

man this gimmick is gonna sell like hotcakes

Lisandro_v22
Lisandro_v22

just buy a skipping rope for 2 bucks, if you are fat the last thing you need is more videogames

flazzle
flazzle

I like the idea of only $20. Wii Fit is really good. I swear almost all haters are those that never used it.

tokra213
tokra213

Uhoh get out your Wii Storage Shed.

QWERTYCommander
QWERTYCommander

$10 more because the game has improved over the first? You don't see movie sequels retailing $10 over the first's price just because the special effects are better, do you?

jnjreams76
jnjreams76

my household is looking forward to this one! we all have fun with it and for $20, i think it's worth it.

ScionofEntropy
ScionofEntropy

Usually not a fan of this sort of thing, but... Maybe. Maybe if I ever have a spare hundred lying around and I don't have Metroid Prime Trilogy, Final Fantasy and Silent Hill to worry about.

okassar
okassar

CoolKidX said "What next? Wii Fit Plus, plus, plus, XXTRA MOTION." bahahhahahahahahhahaaaaha.

killer336
killer336

the best thing we can hope for is for the "casual" gamers to become mario gamers, metroid, F-zero and other nintendo flagship consumers.

lidstrom07
lidstrom07

I'd rather pay for a $20 game that makes me exercise and hold me accountable to sticking to it, than pay for a gym membership and go a few times a month. And I'd certainly rather play Wii Fit for its health benefits than trash it for being crap, or too casual, or gimmicky. Truth is, Nintendo would be crazy NOT to update Wii Fit considering the first game's massive sales.

EmperorSamoth
EmperorSamoth

Sigh... I would see this crap in my wife's wish list soon. Why? Because she likes any kind of crap coming from Nintendo. She's been asking for that Wii Motion Plus crap even though she doesn't have any games that use it. @atopp399 You're completely right about the stocking stuffer for the Mrs. Nintendo got the family man by the balls. Kids with Pokemon and Mrs with Wii Fit. Just let me play with my 360 and PS3 and I'll be ok.

atopp399
atopp399

Haha stocking stuffer for the misses... I would probably be sleeping alone if I gave my wife a fitness item for a present :)

farnham
farnham

YES!!! ONLY 20 dollars for the standalone version!!!!!

k0r3aN_pR1d3
k0r3aN_pR1d3

I feel sorry for the people who are tricked into paying money to exercise. If I knew that so many people would do it before all of this, I would be a very rich person indeed.

CoolKidX
CoolKidX

What next? Wii Fit Plus, plus, plus, XXTRA MOTION.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

If I still owned the original I would probably have bought this as it does look like an enjoyable expansion. But I sold it last Christmas and made 30 quid profit on it too lol (bought for 70, sold for 100). A perfect example of how to exploit non-gamers desire for the latest fad.

Cruse34
Cruse34

There is supposed to be a game that is the mario experience so for twenty bucks i might pick it up

JohnnyDanger87
JohnnyDanger87

@BigWorld41: Do a little research on the game, there's a lot of features in this version that the older one should have had, it will be a much better experience. Plus it will only cost you 20$.

BigWorld41
BigWorld41

DO NOT WANT. What is so better about this one than the one I bought last year?