3Dwalkthroughs.com just read on article on Wired.com about the shortage of Wii consoles as well as their new popular game, Wii Fit. For those of you that live under a rock, Wii Fit is a balance board that works in conjunction with the applications that were developed for the board.
It’s an innovative peripheral for Wii that’s simple, fun, and it’s a great way to get you off of the couch and into the action. The Wii Balance Board is more than just a scale —it can read your real-life movements and bring them to life on screen, just like the Wii Remote™ controller. Realistically snowboard down a mountain or walk a tight rope—it’s just one more way to get into the game.
Source: Wii Fit website
According to the article the author was in NYC for the Webby Awards and went to a flagship store expecting there to be Wii Fit applications in stock…no luck.
The shortage of the Wii Fit game is no suprise as the same things occured in Europe, where the game was launched first.
I cannot help but wonder if the rush on this 3D virtual exercise device can be likened to the huge boom in gym memberships immediately following New Years Eve. It will be interesting to see if Wii Fit can help people extend the success of their resolutions beyond the traditional 3-4 weeks…it will if Fitspot has anything to say about it.