Wii Fit U launching November 1 as free download

Nintendo offering latest fitness game as free download this fall for one month, after which players must purchase $20 Fit Meter to keep it.

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Wii Fit U will be available as a free download starting on November 1, Nintendo announced today. Beginning on that date, Wii U owners with a Wii Balance board and Internet connection can download the game and keep it for one month.

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After that, they must purchase a $20 Fit Meter--available beginning November 1--and sync it with the game to keep the full version of Wii Fit U. The full Wii Fit U software will be downloadable from the Nintendo eShop between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.

A $50 packaged version of Wii Fit U combined with a Fit Meter will go on sale December 13, 2013, alongside a $90 bundle combining Wii Fit U, the Fit Meter, and a Wii Balance Board. A "full price" digital version will launch on February 1, 2014.

The Wii Balance board is required for Wii Fit U and will not be sold separately.

The Fit Meter accessory is described as not merely a pedometer, but rather an "activity meter" that records steps taken, intensity of steps, and altitude. These data points are combined to calculate calories burned and can be transferred wirelessly to Wii Fit U using the GamePad.

The original Wii Fit sold 22.67 million copies, while Wii Fit Plus shifted 20.86 million units globally.

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" wii fit U"? lmfao

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@metalblinga Why the LMFAO? because the name?

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I'm still waiting for the DDPyoga game.

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$20 for the game? I'm sold.

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The girl's braid is the reason I came here (seriously).

GET ON MY LEVEL.

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I'll try it out. The original helped me lose 8 pounds.

And hey, it was worthy of a Smash Bros. character!

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I would so lick that chick in the pictures feet and suck on her toes.

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My girlfriend thought the original Wii Fit would be fun, so I bought it for her. It then sat there unused, because as it turns out.... it wasn't.

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@Aphyosemion What girlfriend?

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@Aphyosemion My girlfriend thought the Wii Fit would be fun I bought it and she lost 5 lbs in a month why she used it because she wasn't lazy and it wasn't fun ... you need a new girlfriend bro

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@Aphyosemion and it was fun (is what I meant to say)

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While the Wii Sports Club pricing is preposterous, this is actually pretty good. Early adopters only have to spend $20 total to get the game (or $40 if you don't have a balance board..which you can get used) rather than the $40-$100ish required depending on whether you have the board or not. I don't actually plan on buying this, but I will download it anyway in case I ever decide to...that way I can have the cheaper entry point.

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Misleading title. Good job GS!

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bad news after another..... lol

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@Ladiesman17 What bad news?

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@amk11 @Ladiesman17 Was wondering about that myself. A $20 activity meter is a great bargain; FitBits go for $100 and have very similar functionality. Combine that with the perfectly good Wii Balance Board and you get an amazing tool for one's fitness regimen for very low cost. I've lost upwards of 80 lbs since I got the original Wii Fit ... it wasn't the only tool I used, but it is one of several, as it should be.

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$20 sounds like a good price to me. I have the Wii Balance Board, and the Fit Meter is the only gadget I need to complete my Wii Fit U set.

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This is a pretty confusing read for a game.

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Not one, but two sad Nintendo headlines today. You don't even get to keep the stupid free game they give you unless you pay $20 for it.

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@Ovirew How is this sad news?It's frigging Wii Fit, it's for getting in shape not a hardcore fps game.

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@Ovirew You are paying 20 dollars for a fucking device that is used for the game, that can improve your lifestyle ya lazy bastard

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@Ovirew so think as if youre paying $20 for the game....pretty good deal if you ask me, dont whine like a kid

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If you have a balance board, the game is free for one month. Add in a Pedometer for 20 bucks, and that's pretty much the price for the game. It's brilliant, actually. Rope in the casuals with a free game and at the same time, make 20 bucks by selling an accessory that is very useful for monitoring fitness (NSA free too).

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@hiphops_savior "NSA free" LOL

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I'm sure she also know that her phone is NSA free. lol

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Lol It would be funny if people who bought a Wii U thought the Tablet was the new balance board. *CRUNCH*

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@greenpolyp I'd laugh.

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I'm excited for it :)

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they need to come up with better names

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@plm3d_basic Yeah it makes much more sense splashing out monthly payments at a gym which few people actually have time to go to! Something is always better then nothing. You're however to stupid to work that out.

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another useless game.

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@edviges then don't buy it and stay fat. you fatty.

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its not another Mario?.wow.

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Gotta expect them foot fetish related games from those japanese devs.

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This isn't a game people it is an exercise routine. I would laugh about this as well if it didn't get me into shape a few years back. If anyone out there is in need of getting in shape get this it works. I am getting it just to stay in shape. $20 for this or $300+ for a treadmill which only does one thing it's an easy choice for me.

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Pirates rejoice!!! This new trend will make it very easy to steal and distribute games.

Thanks nintendo.

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@enoslives7 what?

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Nintendo: we know you fatties eat up all the garbage we feed you

Ninboys: yes, yes give us more!

Nintendo: time for some exercise!

Ninboys: no,no!!! Plz

Nintendo: but it's free!

Ninboys: well...

Nintendo: after you're done sweating off that hot pocket it'll be $20

Ninboys: free? :-[

Nintendo: who do you think we are? A charity?

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@b74kd3th I stopped caring what you write, so should everybody else.

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@b74kd3th


lol!

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We get it, you were stupid to buy a Wii U in the first place and hate Nintendo. Next time write it in a blog instead of spamming an article with unrelated platform justification nonsense.

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@b74kd3th

The level of obsession is amazing, you REALLY cannot get enough of a company you claim you hate.

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@b74kd3th heh i thought ninboys were extinct or evolved into multiplats

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Lol

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I don't know why everybody is basing this Wii Fit U, the way I see it, I use Infinity Fitness videos without the Exercise machines and Wii Fit U is just for Parents to get there kids into shap was they think it's part of a Video game. Xbox Kinect had ths and I see no one Bitch about it so why basing on Nintendo?

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I really don't know people are complaining about, I thought it was brilliant. But then again, stupid people like to diss Nintendo for anything...

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Nintendo ... Wii U doesn't sell ? Fine, bring back the casual BS that made the Wii sell trucks : Wii board. *facepalm*

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