Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa says the company has received many positive responses from Switch owners who went out and purchased Ring Fit Adventure last month. Most of the feedback is about the quality of the workout – with many users supposedly claiming how they could feel the burn and were feeling quite sore the next day.
Here's exactly what Furukawa had to say:
These include positive responses to the fitness itself, with comments like "I kept training because I want to know what happens next in the adventure," "I ran out of breath on the first adventure stage," “My muscles were sore the next day," and “It's nice to be able to do fitness exercises at home."
More interestingly, was the reveal of the average age of people currently playing the exercise-driven adventure game on Switch. According to Nintendo, many of the day one buyers in Japan, Europe, and the United States are aged between "20 to 30 years old, and a lot of them are women".
In launch week, Ring Fit Adventure debuted in the top spot in the Japanese charts and third in the UK Charts. Since then, it's dropped down to second and seventh place. As for the future, Nintendo's plan is to now continue "expanding" sales of the game, so it can be enjoyed by players across the world.
It's like the kids of the 90's are adults now and stil game !
Man, I'm dying to play this game. I own it, but I'm disabled and haven't been able to be well enough to yet. I get cramping seizures that effect my tongue when I'm tired, stressed or over exert, and I'm in a bad patch right now. One day soon I will see what all the fuss is about! (I have to start exercising slowly to get myself back into shape).
26 and enjoying it!
35 and loving it, even if I can I only handle 10 minutes a day.
Didn't expect most of them to be women.
What age were they expecting? Kids generally don't need to exercise and old folks generally can't.
The game is so much fun, and i'm a 42 year old male . There is something very satisfying doing a squad and then killing a little monster with it.
Watching people play this online. And I actually only have seen females in that age group play it. So, seems right.
@Sean161 there is nothing wrong with doing some exercise at home. And putting it into a game form, well that's Nintendo
WOW, what great news.
Sure but we all know that the last person standing will be an 82 year old lady from Iowa who in an June 2031 article will have been reported as still using Ring Fit and having used it every day for for nearly twelve years.
See? Now release more adult themed games that is meant for mature audience.. RE is good, but a few more and we're good. 36 old here
I've been hearing nothing but good things about this. Only things holding me back from grabbing it myself are the price (which is reasonable but still a pretty big hit to the bank account nonetheless) and the lack of space in my room to actually play it in.
I suspect the whole idea was based on considerable customer Demographic research. Young people are in the gym on the regular round here (nyc) in same way my gen (x) would go to the pub.
@Sean161 bruv it seemd pretty equal in my experience
Good, will hope for add ons and sequels.
I bought it on release, and it's quite cool and rewarding.
Or at least they identify as women? When I bought my ring fit the 20 year old woman wondered why I don't spend $40 on jogging shoes and go jog outside?
The game is remarkably approachable for young ones, too. My six year old daughter can't get enough of it (and the settings can accommodate little kids easily). No substitute for her playing sport and going crazy on the playground, but a healthy addition to her game rotation on the switch.
@BenAV this doesn't completely fix it, but it's only $69 at Wal-Mart (not in the website you have to go into the actual store)
I'm 34 and I am enjoying it, but my 6, 8 & 10 year old kids are also enjoying it. The other day we spent almost 2 hours taking turns trying to beat each other on the mini games
@Dezzy I wasn't aware people over the age of 30 were too old to have the physical capabilities to exercise.
34 and love it.
Whats with some of the negative comments towards people who use this? While its true many people are indeed overweight, pretending that it's 100% on them is very unfair. Many overweight people struggle with mental issues, or some sort pf physical disability, making regular exercise a tough experience. I see this game perfect for them though, as its a great way to get into exercise. Me and my daughter use this every morning together, and even though she's only 7, it still seems to tire her out if we go long enough.
You actually don't need much space at all. I have a small 2x2 meter space between my sofa and the TV and it was enough to do all the exercises with.
Hey folks, I just registered to ask the community a question. I’m interested in this game, but I’m concerned that it might be too difficult for me to start with. I’m a 52 year old male, overweight, and in need of more exercise. Yes, I could go out for a walk and I do, but that aside...do the settings of this game adjust for someone like me? Thank you in advance!
Have been tempted by Ring Fit Adventure lately. Had a magazine regarding the Nintendo UK Store and it did advertise a Switch Dock set. However, when I went on the website they're out of stock . I didn't think they stocked them anymore.
@YozenFroghurt I exercise regularly (four times a week) but weight training and resistance training are two completely different types of exercise, resistance working smaller muscle, thus Ring Fit has filled a nice void for me in-between cardio and weight lifting, but OK.
@tendonerd Spend $40 on jogging shoes to then spend another $40 dollars on jogging shoes in two weeks because a $40 jogging shoe is likely going to fall apart. People spend hundred on exercise videos like P90X, $80 is a great price. Some people, man.
32, woman, love the game. Been playing games since NES days. It just combines something I love with something I need to do lol. I think as you age your concerns over health rapidly increase. You have become more aware of your mortality and you start (if you haven't by now) to develop the beginnings of life long medical issues. Especially as you hit 40 and up you gonna really feel it. In general women tend to be more health conscience and more willing to go to their doctors more regularly. I think a lot of ppl also grew up with games now and are happy to keep playing them even as they age if they have the time.
Anyway a TRULY mature game for mature gamers, such as myself.
@MT_Silver That's about twice as much space as me, haha.
Get better soon bud! I know what it's like, and you'll get through this
Gonna try again, because I’m going to go out to shops soon. Could someone who owns the game look at my question above and give me some feedback? (Basically does the difficulty adjust well for folks who are older and out of shape?)
@Ceonyr Yes... when you start the “Adventure” part of the workout it checks first to see if you’d like increase or decrease the difficulty. You can also go to the settings while doing the workout to adjust the difficulty.
@Ceonyr: Yes, the game is very adaptable! I’m playing on intense mode myself for the most part, but I gave all of the levels a try and the difficulty covers a very nice range.
@TheUltimateFaker thanks man! Yeah I'll get there. I'm looking after my dad with dementia right now too so I'm time poor, but it'll be even more worth it when I get to it!
This software has a slightly lengthy set up to help ensure the difficulty is set appropriately for the user. Information such as age, weight and current exercise experience is asked about to help qualify each user to suit their needs, and from there you can even fine tune it a little bit more if you find it too easy or too hard.
While they probably did do a lot of research, demographic and otherwise, Nintendo has been dabbling in the health/wellness games for quite some time.
The SNES had a exercise bicycle peripheral
On DS there was brain age.
On Wii there was Wii fit.
I know there are a fair share more there that I have forgotten about.
31 and loving it. First 5 days was rough but now I can handle intensity lvl 20 with little sweat.
@TheUltimateFaker thanks man. I finally got to try it a couple of days back and it's really good! The stretching has taught me new things too, and I'm aching less than I thought I would because of it.
@BorderlineJon I'm happy for you bud! Keep powering on 😉
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