Wii Fit Priced at $89.99 for May 19 U.S. Release

16 04 2008

Nintendo has crossed over from making electronic entertainment machines to actual fitness tools. The Wii console is now a fixture in various fitness centers in the U.S., such as at the Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridien, which offers guests Wii rentals with the option of a personal trainer.

Earlier this year at GDC 2008, Nintendo announced that its Wii Fit hardware and software package will launch in North America on May 19. The games maker confirmed on Tuesday that the bundle will retail at a suggested price of $89.99, which will include the Wii Balance Board and the Wii Fit software.

Nintendo said that its Wii Fit package boasts “a dynamic mix of more than 40 yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance activities, Wii Fit provides consumers with a fun, easy and affordable way to incorporate exercise into their daily routines.”

Wii Fit Priced at $89.99 for May 19 U.S. ReleaseNintendo Wii Fit

“Using the included wireless Wii Balance Board accessory, every member of the household can step up and stay active, setting individual fitness goals and tracking their progress over time,” advertised Nintendo.

Consumers in the New York area who pre-order from the Nintendo World Store will receive a special bonus item. The first 1,000 to place a deposit for the game at that location will receive a Wii Fit T-shirt with an image and printed autograph of Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

In Japan, Wii Fit has sold more than 1.4 million units since its December 1 launch, making it one of the fastest selling Wii titles in the territory. [via DailyTech]

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