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News 64 percent of gamers gave up on Wii Fit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    it's like the membership to the gym. it's a good intention but very few people stick to it. those who do reap the benefits. those who dont...well they just blew their cash.
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Is this not generally indicative of the Wii in general?
    From what I've heard, people tend to play it quite a bit when they first get one, then after that it doesn't get used until they get reminded that they have it, or have a few friends over.
     
  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'd be more interested in the Wii Fit if it weren't for what I want to achieve. It doesn't seem to cater to my goals what so ever, having tried a friends out.
     
  5. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    This really doesn't surprise me... If there was a MUCH wider range of activities.. even downloadable ones, people wouldn't get bored of it so quickly.
     
  6. Lepermessiah

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    This is news why? Half console games around you could say this about.
     
  7. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I think because the game was designed with regular use in mind.

    It's exactly like Brain Training, really.. most people will play it a few times and then leave and never come back because they've unlocked everything and played all the activities/minigames they like most to death.
     
  8. AcidJiles

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    I joined a gym at the beginning of June and lots 6 kilograms in the month, I would very impressed if someone lost 6 kilograms using a wii. I go 6 days a week for average 1:30 hours.
     
  9. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    True.. but I don't think Nintendo want a lot of hate for making loads of people lose weight FAR too quickly.. For a lot of people (mostly those who really need to lose it) 6kg is far too much to lose in a month, that's unhealthy.
     
  10. eek

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    What do you expect? Ultimately it's only a game. I imagine that if you did play Wii Fit for 1.5 hours a day, 6 days a week then the results would be noticeable but it'd get boring... much like the gym tbh!

    I've only played this game 3 or 4 times since buying it at launch... give me mario kart any day!
     
  11. [USRF]Obiwan

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    its all hype, the whole wii thing, anyone that sees it wants it and once they have it they don't use it anymore. Its a real consumer product. Just like the Iphone. Everyone wants it and when you use it, you cant do **** with it.
     
  12. mmorgue

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    Yep, completely agree.

    I got the Wii back when it first hit the UK shops. Wow, neat, says I. After a week I was just plain bored with it. It's not a console for serious gamers -- it's a novelty or party piece and that's about the limitation of it. Yes, it has a fairly nifty UI but even that has become quite common now, with Sony looking to bring out their own equivilant and I'm sure so are M$ (or have they? not sure..)

    I sold my Wii 2 weeks after I got it for more than I bought it for.. So I guess there's was some good to come out of it :)
     
  13. p3n

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    Whoa less iPhone hate, i've lost 60kg using mine... wait ..errr
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    im sorry, what? :nono:
     
  15. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    I actually put my Wii Fit down shortly after I got it because it was right before my vacation and wedding. I was far too busy to be playing games and now that I'm back I fully intend to get back on it. I used to work out in the field but now I'm in an office and gaining weight lol.
     
  16. mmorgue

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    I said, "...NOT A CONSOLE FOR SERIOUS GAMERS".

    ..deafie..
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    any console is not for serious gamers.
     
  18. mmorgue

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    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Veles

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    If you take gaming seriously, you're doing it wrong
     
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    well its done what it was ment to do for, being to make them lots more money
     
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