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wii fit 69.99? Jan '08 release?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by jared19, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. jared19

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  2. the price might be right, but the release date seems off. i never go by gamestops dates
     
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    Nice price, hope this is true. Just saw the E3 press conference for Nintendo! This among other things look REALLY good. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Let's say that this article is true, then this is a horrible choice for Nintendo, they should make the price at least $10 less so they can get more sales. I'm sure not many people are willing to pay $70 for WiiFit. Also, they should release the game in December so people can get it in the holiday season. You're probably thinking that it's expensive because of the Wii Board, but loom at this pattern:

    WiiSports - Came with Wii
    WiiPlay - Came with WiiMote
    WiiFit - Comes with WiiBoard

    Each Wii franchise came comes with some kind of accessory for the Wii, WiiPlay included the WiiMote for no extra charge. That's why the WiiBoard should be free, and included with the purchase of WiiFit.
     
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  5. technically the wiimote wasn't free. it was $10

    but i see where you are going. it should be like all the others at $49.99. even other nintendo games came out with extras like GT. that came with the steering wheel
     
  6. jared19

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    The board is much larger than a wiimote and has to cost more to produce. I think its a fair price, unless wiifit is the only thing it is used for.
     
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    considering you get an exercise board as well which has pressure sensors in as well then $70 for wiifit is not too pricy. It'll be about £40 in the UK which is on par with some of the bigger games. Play.com may sell it at a reduced rate also.

    I just hope it can cope with the weight but then when you think that the average size of an american is about 300 lbs then I'm sure I should be ok :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Well, it would probably be more accurate to look at it as the Wiimote being 40$ and Wiiplay, not even at a Wii Sports level of quality, being 10$.
    So you're saying WiiSports was reasonably priced at 250$ and came with a free pack-in Wii console? Everything you listed there supports this theorized price of Wii Fit. Wii Play was at best, a 20$ game, so while there may be some bundle discounting, there was nothing free there.

    The Wii Balance Board is bound to be more expensive than a Wiimote in both construction and the cost of shipping. A 70$ price tag is hardly hefty considering the nature of the hardware. The balance board is not an empty plastic wheel. It's a complicated, expensive, wireless input device designed to be sturdy enough for fat people to flop around on it all day.
     
  9. that's what were waiting to find out. what else will this board be used for

    eta stallyon im not 300 lbs
     
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    $20 for the game $50 for the board.
    Sounds like a fair price based on the costs of the mote and chuck.

    And just like the mote and chuck, it will be used for more than just the game it came with.

    Are they going to have WiiBrush so all those UK people can finally have clean teeth? That's if we are going to stereo type people.
     
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    I'm hopeful that there are some other applications, given how versatile a board like that could be, however Wii Fit is going to have sell very well to give the Balance Board a large enough install base for 3rd parties to risk much development time on it (A Wii Fit console bundle would help too). Devs want hardware to sell their software, they don't want to make software that's being depended on to sell hardware.

    More or less? :smilewinkgrin:

    It's initial purpose is still for fitness, so from a construction standpoint, you'd expect it to be able to support something along those lines. If you're 45kg, a higher maximum weight still benefits you--you just have to think of it in kilogram-hours. If it can support 136kgs (300lbs), 2-3 hours a week for 4 years, it can support 45kgs 3 times as long (or as long with significantly less chance of sensor failure).
     
  12. lol i am very much so less than 300. lol

    anyways i am still all too curious about the wii board.

    maybe and this may sound crazy but what about using it for dance dance revolution like the calorie burning setting? far fetched i know
     
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    That was in the video.

    The only issue I have with the system now is the single disc.
    It would be great if I could warm up with WiiSports to get my WiiAge, switch over to Big Brain Academy to increase my Brain Size, and then finish up with WiiFit for the complete workout. But, I guess it would be too big of a deal to keep switching out the discs.

    On top of that, it would be great if the Mii channel would show all the data related to a Mii (WiiAge, BrainSize, WiiFit) in the one place.
     
  14. why would the wii have a disc changer? :tard:
     
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    Yeah, but even though it's larger, it's mostly plastic. And while it does have pressure sensors, it doesn't have the motion sensors, d-pad, trigger, and all the other buttons of a Wii remote.

    As far as release date goes, until Nintendo makes an announcement, then any dates out there are basically just guesses. Look through some of the very old threads here about release dates and most of them were completely wrong.
     
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    That's funny you mentioned Dance-Dance Revolution because in the WiiFit trailer, they showed something very similar to Dance-Dance Revolution. Watch the trailer starting at 1:18

    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlOG3PM_xHA[/MEDIA]

    As you can see, the couple is doing a dance mechanism similar to Dance-Dance Revolution, a good idea on Nintendo's part.
     
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    Size would be an issue there. I don't think its big enough for DDR specifically.

    I wouldn't be surprised if at some point, they released a WiiSports/Fit/Play combo disc at some point. There's no way those titles are pushing any DL DVD space limits. Is Big Brain Academy 3rd party?

    And your data consolidation idea is a good one. Nintendo should consider that.
    Buttons are cheap. Buttons don't make controllers expensive. Size (in this case), chips and sensors do. The large sensors designed to sense changes in something as heavy as the human body without breaking are likely more expensive than the simple accelormeters in the Wiimote. They have to be capable of taking a LOT MORE damage than a wiimote will ever experience. The wiimote-nunchuck can do some things the Balance board can't, but since there aren't that many people who can control a dpad/joystick with their toes (see youtube for exceptions), and fewer who would want to, it's no big loss. It does something the wiimote won't let do too. The cost of actually constructing/shipping this device is going to be higher than the Wiimote. Wii Fit may also be of more use than Wii Play (And thus worth more).
     
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    Did you read the entire post?
    So, you can switch between your more popular games without having to remove the disc and put in another one.
     

  19. no i understood that much but it was worded wierdly so my interpretation was “why a disc changer?”

    the consolidation of all those 3 discs (like their collective information)would make a good wii channel.

    my guess for average weight should be 250 or so at 6‘0 talk
     
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    Or even After they make an announcement. Delays happen. Often.

    Though I'm surprised (/will be surprised if) they aren't going to find a way to make this happen before Christmas. They need to contract with better manufacturers or something (see Wii Shortages expected to continue past holidays).
     

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