The Best Wii and Wii U Fitness Games for your 2013 Resolutions
Merry Christmas! If the last few years are any indication, on Christmas morning and for the next few days into the New Year we’ll be getting a flood of new visits to the site from people who’ve gotten brand new Wii and Wii U’s, and who also may have eaten a little too much roast ham or turkey on Christmas, who may be making their New Year’s resolutions, who may feel cooped up inside amid the winter weather, or all of the above. This usually leads to a perfect storm that compels people to look for the best fitness video games.
The State of Wii Exercise Gaming 2012
Sadly, as opposed to previous years there aren’t many innovative new titles for the Wii this holiday season. While in previous years we saw innovative titles like My Fitness Coach and EA Sports Active 2, this year the Wii has all but been abandoned by new publishers. Perhaps part of the reason is that publishers are turning their attention to other platforms like the Wii U or the Xbox Kinect, while part of the reason may just be that publishers are acknowledging that the current set of fitness games for the Wii have maximized the potential for that platform.
With the exception of Just Dance 4 and Zumba Fitness Core, which are just updates of already-top fitness games, the top 5 Wii fitness games are pretty much the same as last year. The good news is that most of these titles can be found pretty cheap if you buy used copies on Amazon or look on eBay.
1) Just Dance 4
As for Wii U fitness games, there are only a small handful to choose from. Right now the only games I’d put on the high echelon of Wii U fitness games are:
1) Just Dance 4
It hasn’t been released yet, but Nintendo has such an excellent track record that I’ll go on a limb and say that Wii Fit U
is going to be a winner that’ll breathe new life into your old Balance Board when it comes out.
Hopefully there’ll be more to report in the coming weeks. Good luck on your resolutions!