Wii Fit Suffers the Same Fate As Most Exercise Equipments

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The Wii Fit has sold millions of copies in Japan and elsewhere, but the question has been: how long would people stay with it? Longer than a typical piece of exercise equipment? After all, the Wii fit exercise and workout game itself is more interactive and (hopefully) engaging than a stationary bicycle, right?

Have you ever bought a piece of home exercise equipment or the Wii Fit itself? If you have, you've probably also experienced the typical result: after a brief spurt of usage, the equipment ended up in the garage, or at least unused. It's often the fate of gym memberships as well.

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The Wii Fit has sold millions of copies in Japan and elsewhere, but the question has been: how long would people stay with it? Longer than a typical piece of exercise equipment? After all, the game itself is more interactive and (hopefully) engaging than a stationary bicycle, right? Well ...

Survey says: no. According to the thousand IT Media (Japanese) readers polled, most of them quit pretty darn quickly. The percentages in response to the question "Do you use Wii Fit faithfully everyday?" are:

22%: daily
6%: once every two or three days
6%: once a week
64%: stopped using after purchase
Whoops, that's not too good. The Wii Fit hasn't been for sale long enough in the U.S. to get an effective survey done, but I know from an informal survey of my friends that things aren't going too well.

How about you readers?

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Comments

OBJECTION! This Poll is not Accurate... Only 1000 people were surveyed. Not to mention the choices aren't exactly accurate. I only play Halo 3 once every couple of weeks, or I play for 2 weeks about twice, then I won't play at all the next week. However, I play Brawl ALMOST every day (not a choice either). My point is that the choices are also a problem, and cannot reflect the view of all, or the average users. Not to mention the fact that Americans probably use it more (I'm a slim, fit American, and I know that the Japanese population is much, much, THINNER)
1000 is actually an accurate sample size, assuming it was random of course