Wii Fit was one of the breakthrough successes of last generation, a game that was not quite a game, a game that retailed for nearly twice the price of a regular game (because of the included accessory) and went to outsell basically every other title released last generation that did not have ‘Wii’ in its name. It was a fitness game, that started off the current mania around the genre; and although its actual capacity to help someone lose weight has often been called into question, NeoGAF user Yondy604 will vouch for the effectiveness of its regimen.
No, seriously- apparently the guy, completely into video games, wanted to lose weight. So naturally, he took to Wii Fit, and led him to lose a full 100 pounds.
“It maybe saved my life,” he wrote. “I lost a total of roughly 90/100ish pounds using it, mostly from the addicting mini games it had.” Yondy had been suffering from heartburn and acid reflux, and he went down from over 350 pounds to around 240 pounds.
He claims that the only reason he was into the Wii Fit regime, where ordinary exercise regimes would have had him lose interest long ago, was because the games were so addictive and fun; as far he was concerned, he was just playing, not exercising.
“I really hope the Wii U comes out with something similar, because it was a fantastic product, and deserves a little bit of praise,” he wrote.
The Wii U is getting something similar- Wii Fit U, the Wii U edition of the fitness game which features expanded regimes thanks to the full range of inputs the Wii U allows, launches sometime in 2013.