Nintendo Confirms Wii Fit US Pricing


With Wii Fit‘s May 19th US release closing in on only a month away, Nintendo has today announced the final pricing for its interactive fitness “game,” and unfortunately it won’t be cheap. To join in on the Wii Fit craze, it’ll cost you a steep $90 to get the software and balance board bundle. Yikes! I knew it’d cost more than the standard Wii game price, but damn, I didn’t think it’d be THAT much more. I was hoping for more around $70 or so, in the same ballpark as the Eye of Judgment/PlayStation Eye bundle for the PS3 and most dance pad bundles. Sorry, there’s just no way I’d get this for that high a price until there are actually other games that put the balance board to use. That’s just me, though. Millions of you will probably be picking it up no matter what.

If you are indeed dead set on buying it day one and live in the NY area, you’ll want to head over to the Nintendo World Store between April 18-20 and put down a $5 pre-order deposit. The first 1,000 depositors will bag a limited edition Wii Fit T-shirt printed with a reproduced autograph from Shigeru Miyamoto (notice I said “reproduced”).

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