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OfNullAndVoid

With Wii Fit U has been keeping me fit for about 2 years now, but with the release of the switch I've wondered about its chances of being released on the Switch. I'm rather hoping we're going to see an update for this, with additional exercises, mini games, and features.

For new features, I'd love to see some sort of online mode, where you can see others exercising alongside you. For example, if you go running, you see others running all over the island. Go to any of the dancing exercises and you see others dancing alongside you. Also, they could use the online mode for competitions, where players square off against each other to see who's the best at one or a set of activities.

Anyway, what do you think the chances would be of seeing a release on the Switch, and regardless of the answer & reason, what would you like to see if it does come out on the Switch?

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kobashi100

I don't see nintendo making that mistake again. Wii U version bombed hard. Fitness games on all consoles dont sell well. People have smartphones which have countless fitness apps.

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Kimyonaakuma

I thought Wii Fit U was pretty good. I only played the games with the Miis and despite most of them being slight upgrades from the original it was still really fun!

I picked up a fit meter for a really cheap price a year or two ago. It's a pretty cheap pedometer that wasn't built to last but it was good while it lasted. It was accurate with steps (not altitude) and it was fun to see how far you had gone, I think I had completed all of the walking routes?

Sadly I don't see the series coming to Switch. It heavily relied on the balance board and Wii Remotes, both of which have been left behind and aren't compatible with the Switch.
I thought it was a fun, casual series but I think that phase has ended for Nintendo.

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GrailUK

With the freedom of split joy cons and the versatility of the Switch, never say never. Especially with Nintendo. (Disclaimer: Erm...I'm pretty sure Mother 3 localised would be the exception that proves the rule...)

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gcunit

kobashi100 wrote:

I don't see nintendo making that mistake again. Wii U version bombed hard. Fitness games on all consoles dont sell well. People have smartphones which have countless fitness apps.

Whaaa? What are you smoking?

According to Wikipedia, Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold over 20 million copies - EACH! - which puts them in the Top 20 of the highest selling video games ever.

It's ridiculous to suggest fitness games 'don't sell well'.

Wii Fit U suffered from two main problems: while it was the best version of the 3, it didn't evolve enough from the previous versions, still using the same dated mii graphics etc.; and it was on a console that was invisible.

Nintendo would be bonkers not to try and tap that market againat some point.

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gcunit wrote:

kobashi100 wrote:

I don't see nintendo making that mistake again. Wii U version bombed hard. Fitness games on all consoles dont sell well. People have smartphones which have countless fitness apps.

Whaaa? What are you smoking?

According to Wikipedia, Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold over 20 million copies - EACH! - which puts them in the Top 20 of the highest selling video games ever.

It's ridiculous to suggest fitness games 'don't sell well'.

Wii Fit U suffered from two main problems: while it was the best version of the 3, it didn't evolve enough from the previous versions, still using the same dated mii graphics etc.; and it was on a console that was invisible.

Nintendo would be bonkers not to try and tap that market againat some point.

Yeah the Wii versions were huge success. Can't deny that. We have seen better fitness games released since then on all consoles and they have not done well.. them days of people going crazy for a fitness games are over.

Wii Fit U didn't do well because people had either moved on from Wii fit or the people still playing it were happy to stick with the Wii.

Like I said before. Fitness apps on phones have filled that small gap in the market. There is a reason why all publishers have decided to not bother with that genre anymore.

All them millions of people who bought Wii consoles to play Wii fit are not buying consoles to play fitness games.

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GoldenGamer88

Given the Switch's portability, I think a fitness for Switch would be a great fit ... puns.

Anyway, given the whole WiiU fiasco, I doubt it'd be part of the Wii Fit series or even look similar to it. I'd squish any resemblance to the Wii Fit look and give it its own new look, feel and ideas.

How likely it is for a Switch Fit to release? I don't know. I could understand them if they wanna stay far away from anything Wii or let alone WiiU related for the time being.

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gcunit

gcunit wrote:

Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold over 20 million copies - EACH! - which puts them in the Top 20 of the highest selling video games ever.

kobashi100 wrote:

...small gap in the market

Hmm. In the world of interactive entertainment, I wouldn't call that a small gap in the market, and I reckon Nintendo's investors would have agreed with me when those balance boards were selling out left, right and centre.

kobashi100 wrote:

...them days of people going crazy for a fitness games are over.

Yeh, and I suspect nobody thought a fitness app would be worth anything before Wii Fit launched... If it can happen once, it can happen again. Cheaper tech, VR etc. will create opportunities for new fun/exciting ways for people to get active. We live in a world with an ageing population wanting to preserve mobility. Plus, for the rest of human existence, people will quite likely continue to get fat over winter and then want to magic it away in exchange for cash.

Personally, I think that with some updated peripherals, snazzier presentation, and better multiplayer (Wii Fit always struggled with multiple user profiles playing together, and online integration was very limited), another fitness game boom can happen. Not saying Switch is necessarily the right time to do it, but one day...

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gcunit wrote:

Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold over 20 million copies - EACH! - which puts them in the Top 20 of the highest selling video games ever.

Hmm. In the world of interactive entertainment, I wouldn't call that a small gap in the market, and I reckon Nintendo's investors would have agreed with me when those balance boards were selling out left, right and centre.

Now ask Nintendo investors about all them balancing boards sitting in warehouses after the Wii U release.

MS shut down Xbox fitness. PS4 doesn't have fitness games. When it comes to video games it's a shrinking market.

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SKTTR

I'd like if they put Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Wii Play, We Ski (Family Ski), and Go Vacation! together in an openworld sports/life sim without losing all the great features of any of these games.

And a full Animal Crossing game with many different sports/motion controlled activities every day in the year. Animal Crossing New Leaf Sports+ .

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Pahvi

Wii Sports Club didn't do well, did it? But... Wii Sports Resort + Go Vacation together, yeah, I'd be down for that.

As for Wii Fit U... now that Nintendo is releasing mobile apps, I'd expect they rather release an app for tracking activities rather than use the pedometer (after all these years, mine still works). As for the board... that's not something you can take with you. Nintendo would be wise to not start sending mixed signals with this. And afterwards... I don't know if there'd really be demand for it.

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Kimyonaakuma

I don't have a Switch yet so I wouldn't know this but are the Joy Cons as good as Wii Remotes in terms of motion controls? I know they are used for just dance but that isn't really as hardcore.

If they aren't as good then they will have big problems bringing any fitness game over.
And if they bring over Wii Sports/Fit/Play then they would have to rebrand them to avoid more confusion.

Go Vacation was awesome! It was my first "open world-ish" game and it was so cool! I don't think we'll ever see a sequel though.
My main problem was that I had no interest in most of the mini games and the motion controls for the transport methods were inconsistent.
I spent most of my time running around or building my house, good memories...

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gcunit

kobashi100 wrote:

MS shut down Xbox fitness. PS4 doesn't have fitness games. When it comes to video games it's a shrinking market.

It was barely a market before Wii Fit. Which shows that the current state of the market cannot alone be used to predict the market potential.

There were barely any sales of such software/hardware at the consumer level. Then BANG! Nintendo sold 20 million software units in about 18 months.

Anything can happen if the right product arrives at the right time.

And I'm not saying there's a guaranteed 20 million sales in the next fitness software to be released, but I'm saying there are billions of people with an interest in keeping active, and Nintendo have shown that they can tap that interest better than anyone else.

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OfNullAndVoid

Pahvi wrote:

Wii Sports Club didn't do well, did it? But... Wii Sports Resort + Go Vacation together, yeah, I'd be down for that.

As for Wii Fit U... now that Nintendo is releasing mobile apps, I'd expect they rather release an app for tracking activities rather than use the pedometer (after all these years, mine still works). As for the board... that's not something you can take with you. Nintendo would be wise to not start sending mixed signals with this. And afterwards... I don't know if there'd really be demand for it.

I have a feeling that if Nintendo were to make another Fit game, they'd probably combine it with a tracker app for mobile phones. But yeah, for portability they'd have to rethink the board, which is neither small nor light weight.

An open world would be fun indeed. With Wii Fit U there's the gyms, but with Miiverse coming to an end, any interaction between people will be lost. An open world would definitely get around this, and as I said before, it would open up a lot of new possibilities, such as competitions.

Thinking of competitions, it would seem to fit in with some of the new games and the NWC which was recently held. It'd be a laugh to see another NWC where some of the games would include the fit games. Let's see how long the players can hold their planks, or who's fastest at running around the island!

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OfNullAndVoid

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I need another Wii Fit. I have so many days logged that it stopped keeping track of how many calories/fit credits that I earn each day. It will show them while I'm playing, and it keeps track of my total fit credits but the graphs are all empty. I've been playing off and on ever since the first game, so I think I reached some kind of data limit.

If they could do something that combined the games of Wii Fit with Wii Sports Club, that would be awesome. Kind of an open world Wuhu Island.

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Kimyonaakuma

If they could make some kind of "Switch Fit" platform for Switch and Mobile I wouldn't be surprised.
The mobile app could be a substitute for the Fit Meter and could sync with the Switch version. You could use the Joy Cons in the same way as Wii Remotes for exercises.

I would personally like some kind of open world Wuhu Island with online connectivity to join all of it together too, maybe some online multiplayer with friends?. It wouldn't be as good without the balance board but I don't see that becoming compatible with switch...

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sillygostly

The only way I can see this working is if Nintendo releases a retail package on Switch alongside an optional mobile companion app that can be used either on its own, or in conjunction with the Switch software for a complete experience (and Fit data can be shared/synced between the software).

My folks bought some ridiculous vibrating balance board-like abomination that makes one looks like they're twerking (shudder) for a ridiculously expensive price some time ago. It was more expensive than a Wii U plus the full Wii Fit U package combined (!!!!) if memory serves. I berated them for their lack of judgement considering that we had Wii Fit U and extra pedometers that merely collected dust (as does the twerk board).

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