Ring in a Healthy and Active New Year with Wii Fit U for Wii U

  Ring in a Healthy and Active New Year with Wii Fit U for Wii U

  Nintendo Teams up with Celebrity Trainer Kathy Kaehler for the “Wii Fit U

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- January 2, 2014

It’s a new year. Why not start it off with a new “U”? On Jan. 10, the retail
version of Wii Fit U for Wii U hits stores, just in time to help people get
started on their New Year’s resolutions to be more active and get fit. But Wii
Fit U doesn’t require heavy equipment or expensive gym memberships. With Wii
Fit U, users can get active by navigating a luge course, spraying a water
hose, bouncing on a giant trampoline and even grabbing the new Fit Meter to
continue their workouts on the go. Fitness doesn’t get any more fun than this.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, TJ Smith from Los Angeles plays
Wii Fit U's "Hosedown ...

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, TJ Smith from Los Angeles plays
Wii Fit U's "Hosedown," one of several new activities in the game that use the
Wii U GamePad controller. Prior to the game's retail launch on Jan. 10, a few
select Nintendo fans had the opportunity to participate in Nintendo's "Wii Fit
U Challenge," which encourages Wii U owners and families to incorporate the
game into their busy schedules as a fun and convenient way to stay active
throughout the year. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Wii Fit U makes fitness fun. It’s as simple as that,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Wii Fit
U is a great option for busy moms and families who want to stay active in the
comfort of their own homes – which is perfect during the cold winter months.”

Wii Fit U allows users to discover fun new ways to get up and get moving using
their Wii U console and Wii Balance Board accessory. The game features some of
the best activities from the original Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus games, as well
as new activities that incorporate the Wii U GamePad controller. Wii Fit U
bundles also come packaged with a new activity meter called the Fit Meter,
which is designed to sync up with the game and track daily routines. People
can carry the Fit Meter with them anywhere they go, and then easily sync it to
their Wii Fit U profiles to track daily activities like steps taken and
calories burned. If the user doesn’t reach the calorie target, the game will
propose a variety of Wii Fit U exercises to help bridge the gap. All members
of the family can even own their own Fit Meter, allowing them to create their
own profiles and compare their fitness progress and activities with each
other. (The Fit Meter can be purchased separately at a suggested retail price
of $19.99.)

In addition to the retail launch of the game on Jan. 10, Nintendo is
partnering with celebrity trainer and fitness expert Kathy Kaehler, who has
trained celebs such as Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian, Cindy
Crawford and Julia Roberts. Kaehler’s Wii Fit U Challenge encourages Wii U
owners to incorporate Wii Fit U into their busy lives and to continue to stay
active throughout the entire year.

“As a mom of three kids, I know how difficult it can sometimes be to find time
to go to the gym,” Kaehler said. “The exercises in Wii Fit U are designed to
accommodate busy schedules and can be accomplished throughout the day. Plus,
it’s a fun activity for the entire family.”

Wii Fit U is the most customizable and shareable game in the series. Users can
create their own personalized workouts or select from multiple recommended
workouts based on their fitness goals. These workouts can even be tracked
using Miiverse (broadband Internet access is required). Members of these
Miiverse gym communities can view their favorite workouts, as well as track
popular activities and total community calories burned.

Wii Fit U requires the use of the Wii Balance Board accessory. A bundle that
includes the Wii Fit U game, a Wii Balance Board accessory and the Fit Meter
accessory will be available in stores at a suggested retail price of $89.99.
For those who already own a Wii Balance Board, an additional bundle with the
Wii Fit U game and Fit Meter will be available in stores at a suggested retail
price of $49.99. In addition, a one-month free trial of the full game
experience can also be downloaded in the Nintendo eShop until Jan. 31. Users
that download this free trial can keep the full game permanently by purchasing
and syncing a Fit Meter.

For more information about Wii Fit U, visit http://wiifitu.nintendo.com.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the
content their children can access. For more information about this and other
features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

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entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
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launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 659 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
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systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
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Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
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