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Wii Fit made a pretty big impact when it launched earlier this year and has certainly helped generate an awful lot more publicity and sales for Nintendo's diminutive console, but the real question on many peoples minds is "Will it really help me get thin?"

The answer is, of course, yes - provided you use it regularly. It's that last little clause which seems to be the problem for most people though as a recent Japanese poll showed that a huge 64 percent of gamers who bought the game gave up on it almost immediately.

In Japan Wii Fit has been around for a little bit longer than in the rest of the world and launched at the end of last year. Japanese website IT Media though wanted to know just how many people were still gaming on regularly on the balance board.

What they found was both disappointing and unsurprising - 64 percent of people stopped using Wii Fit almost immediately after buying it. Only 22 percent of people used the game everyday and faithfully recorded their progress, while the remaining 12 percent were equally split between weekly use and playing every two or three days.
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What they found was both disappointing and unsurprising
Seems silly to do a study if you already know the outcome
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Well, I'd assume the 36% that didn't give up still beats gym membership figures. Januaries are always packed at Gold's. Februaries....... not so much. lol.
    
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Well, I'd assume the 36% that didn't give up still beats gym membership figures. Januaries are always packed at Gold's. Februaries....... not so much. lol.
"And those people who give up in February will be the same ones who declare 'THIS YEAR I WILL GET IN SHAPE!' the following New Years."

"... and people wonder why most Americans are fat."

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I don't think anyone is really surprised by this outcome. I never got the appeal of Wii Fit, or why there was so much hype about it. Chalk this one up with the Power Glove.
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Seems silly to do a study if you already know the outcome
And you'd make a news article without facts, right?
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And you'd make a news article without facts, right?
The Fud and Inf do it!
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Wii Fit, that stuff is lame, get yourself some real weights or something...
    
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And that is why 64% of Americans are big fat asses.
    
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And that is why 64% of Americans are big fat asses.
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