Wii Fit U retail version launching January 10

Nintendo confirms launch date for upcoming fitness-themed game.

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The retail version of Wii Fit U, the latest installment in the hugely popular fitness series, will launch on January 10, Nintendo announced today.

"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," Nintendo of America marketing executive Scott Moffitt said.

Wii Fit U requires a Wii Balance Board accessory, and original boards are supported. A bundle that includes the game, a balance board, and a Fit Meter accessory will be available in stores for $90. If you already own a balance board, you can buy the game and a Fit Meter for $50.

On top of that, a one-month free trial of the full Wii Fit U game was released in November and will remain available until January 31. You can download the free trial now and keep the full game permanently by purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter, which is sold separately for $20.

Wii Fit U is the third installment in Nintendo's Wii Fit series and has big shoes to fill. The 2008 original Wii Fit sold over 22 million units, while 2009 sequel Wii Fit Plus has moved 20 million copies.

Discussion

58 comments
Daian
Daian

Absolutely no one reading this "news" gives a damn :)

And sitting on your arse never got anyone in shape.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

I'm considering wii u. Can anyone honestly tell me if the gamepad disconnects randomly as I have read it to be a big problem.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Check out the metacritic score for this mediocre gimmick rehash.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Sorry nintendo, but casual gamers aint gonna drop 400.00 again to play virtual aerobics.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

An elliptical and less trips to any restaurant with a drive through window is all you need.

19James89
19James89

Nevermind this folly, hurry up and release Mario Kart 8.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

This won't sell nearly as well as the original Wii. Stupid Nintendo, stop it with the "Wii" brand series.

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

Wii Fit U....


Surely they could have come up with a phonetically better sounding name.

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

When it comes to staying fit, I prefer cocaine.

I'm ripped!

megakick
megakick

Why can't you just use the old Wii Fit like there is that much more new content that you need to buy a whole new game?

noandno
noandno

Why does it sounds like a sexual device to me?

VagrantChrisX
VagrantChrisX

seriously none of these games or peripherals helped me, you know what I did? a treadmill, weights, and a  changed lifestyle. 

I do see this helping older folks or teens who want to start early. The average adult who wants to change needs to get a membership to a real gym and get to it. Those pounds are not gonna burn themselves solider!!! :)

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@nonfanboygamer1Range sucks, and battery life is awful.  Oh, but now you can improve the battery life if you PAY MORE.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@nonfanboygamer1 

Only if you're too far from the console, walls greatly limit the distance, I can't even leave my room with the GamePad, but yeah, absolutely no issues with it randomly disconnecting.

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@Thanatos2k If you're using reviews to argue the quality of a game that you haven't played, then you're obviously not very smart to think for yourself. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Thanatos2k 

73 is by no means a terrible score, especially for a game like this. Of course, because it's something you dislike from a company you pretend you don't care about, you're going to treat 73 like it's a terrible score. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@enoslives7 

Lol, "casual gamers" are probably the wealthiest group of gamers of the community and like Prime_28 said, the Wii U isn't $400. 

Prime_28
Prime_28

@enoslives7 Where are you getting $400 from? You can get Wii U's for €250 if you search for it and you get the Wii Fit U game for free digitally when you buy the Wii Fit meter for $20. 

cvantu
cvantu

@Mr_Big_Boss thank you for informing us of this captain obvious. I mean...with only a little over 4 million consoles sold, I think we can all agree that 16 million people won't just go out and buy this without the console.

cvantu
cvantu

@TenraiSenshi they struggled naming the console, and now such games will continue to struggle with their names. It's a slippery slope ;)

cvantu
cvantu

@PupilsDilated make sure you go to the dentist often, check your heart often, see a mental therapist, and use Viagra often. Good luck making it to 60.

Micropixel
Micropixel

@megakickYou can. Sort of. Every Wii U owner gets a free trial downloaded to their console. You can use the software for free for 30 days. If you decide you want to keep it, all you have to do is purchase a Wii Fit U Meter from retail ($19.99) and register it. You'll get to keep the game for free.


However, you must have a Wii U balance board to use the software.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Because you need to get laid.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@VagrantChrisX 

Actually it's 80% diet, 20% exercise. Exercise is necessary to shape the body you want, but it's the way you eat that mainly dictates your weight. Around 20-30 minutes of exercise a day is adequate. 

cvantu
cvantu

@VagrantChrisX If I have to do all this to stay fit, then I'll never want to be a solider.

Leykis
Leykis

@VagrantChrisXWhatever works for you. The Wii Fit helped me tremendously.....that and a low-carb diet. When I purchased it two years ago I weighed in at close to 270. Now I'm at 228. I use it for 30min p/day. I probably could have lost more during that time but still an improvement.....and it saved me the cost of a gym membership in the process.

sol_invictus55
sol_invictus55

@VagrantChrisX

Nonesense, anorexia, ephedrine and cigarettes is the way to go, you can burn 10 pounds a week

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@abHS4L88@Thanatos2k And a C- is by no means a terrible grade, but are you proud to show it to your parents?


That's what this is by the way.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@abHS4L88@enoslives7 $350 console.


$35 to make the tablet controller not have garbage battery life.


$70 for an external hard drive to not have horrible amounts of space


You're right, it's more than $400.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@jack_burton9456 

Oh, you are one to talk about others being trolls, jack_burton9456.

Also, I have noticed that you are a die-hard fan and apologist of Nintendo. Bias, much?

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

@Thanatos2k Wow, not only are you a troll, ignorant, you also don't know how to read. 


I bet you bought every COD game, bought Killer Instinct for Xbone, and every rip-off Capcom fighter because the game reviewers told you that it's "good."

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@jack_burton9456@Thanatos2k The only things that are attention whorish, overlook certain facts, and half-ass are your comments.  You contribute nothing.


Also nice work admitting you don't own it.  Pwned.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@abHS4L88@Thanatos2k.....Wow you're stupid.


Video games are graded using the academic scale, if you haven't noticed.  That is, 

~90-100=A

~80-~90=B

~70-~80=C

~60-~70=D

<59=F


You might even notice some publications like 1up actually using letter grades directly.


You can pretend like this isn't reality, but that would just make you ignorant.  Crowing about your ignorance is just idiocy.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Thanatos2k

Exactly, because they're two different mediums and therefore the same rating system cannot be used, same with academics and videogames.


So are you going to continue to be a hypocrite or admit you're wrong? Who the hell am I kidding? Of course you're going to continue to be a hypocrite. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Thanatos2k 

Because videogames and school grades are exactly the same thing right? It's why Metacritic considers a 60 a high score for movies yet mediocre for videogames?


I'm sorry logic escapes you and you continue to obsess over a company you claim you hate. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Thanatos2k 

Yet over a year later I'm still playing my Wii U without upgrading the battery or using an external hard drive despite having over a dozen games for the system so far. 


Honestly, you just love to talk BS over an entertainment company. It's okay, continue to showcase what a no life you are since you can't find anything better to do than obsess over a videogame company.