could someone explain to me all the hype around the Wii Fit and balance board? i've heard so much crap about it, it seems like people are getting so excited and not even thinking. all it seems to do is measure weight and center of mass. It doesn't track any real movement, just balance. i've heard people talking how great this would be for hockey, snowboarding, lacrosse (wtf?)... no? its not one of those track pads from the NES, you don't run on it, it doesn't look like its made for that kind of abuse. snowboarding, first of all, it probably doesn't tilt enough to make it feel any more realistic. second of all, imagine having to make a sharp turn... since the board doesn't move with you, you're going to lean forward and fall right off the board.
this will work for fitness, and fitness only. other than that its nothing more than a gimick. we have the remote and nunchuk which senses full movement, why do we need to stand on something that senses balance?