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If your defining a fad as something that sells really well for a long time due to hype, but isn't play with long after its bought, then possibly it could be a fad.

If you mean a fad as in it won't sell well after they hype dies down, you're so wrong it's funny.

Wii Fit will outsell most other videogames. It will sell like crack, and continue to sell till Nintendo decides to stop producing the boards. Wii-Fit is set to be the biggest hardware moving title of all time, if it catches on the mainstream, and even if it doesn't, it'll still sell millions and millions of units, and boulster the Wii's userbase far ahead of the competition.

As a Wii owner, even if you hate Wii-Fit, the benefits to the console are undeniable, and even if you want to call it a fad, remember, all videogames could be called fads if you wanted to label each one individually. This will just be the biggest one, possibly of all time, and even if it fails, it is set to be one of the biggest games of all time, saleswise. If it succeeds, get ready for your Wiistation 4, and your Xbox Motion60 next gen, cause the profit and userbase increase will be undeniable.

I don't think this title is marginalizable by calling it a fad. It's too huge, too impactful, and too unstoppable. It's like the Borg. Wii-Borg. Surrender now or we will destroy your ship. Resistance 2 if futile. I am Locutus of Borg. Surrender now or we will destory your ship.



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JMan said:

* interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal, craze.
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This is pretty much my definition as well. You can't measure a fad by how well the general populace grabs onto it. You measure it by how long you stay with it.

I have Wii Fit. And it's fun. I really enjoy it. But I also am very realistic about things, and I figure within about 2 months, it'll be sitting on the shelf waiting for something new. That's a fad. Fad diets aren't necessarily the most popular ones at the time, it just means a diet you don't stick to. So yes, I'm calling my brand new Wii Fit a Wii Fad.

But what's your point, when you basically say that in your opinion, every games are fad, especially the blockbusters.

So it just validates that Wii Fit is a fad and a videogame like every other videogame. Thus, there's no point in even talking about it, and especially no point in putting the finger on Wii Fit, when every videogame is the same.

 



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Why are you concerned about WiiFit anyway, you are obviously in no condition to be playing these games...

On topic, all consoles and most games are fads : a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal :



I would cite regulation, but I know you will simply ignore it.

If the Wiimote hurts your hand after 15 min of play then you my friend are in greater need of Wiifit then anyone else here and should stop trying to flame the Wii with your topics and start getting fit enough so you can move the wiimote which basicly is a tv remote for more the 15 min before you get hurt preferably you should be able to move the wiimote for as long as you want with out hurting you. You have a lot of work infront of you if that remote shouldn´t hurt you hand anymore.

Wiifit is both a fad and not, the ones that buy it and will use it for a certain ammount of time and then bag it in the closet or the garage it wil be a fad and for those who wants a personal trainer and stick with it untill something better comes along that helps them reach or maintain their goal it won´t be a fad.



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Wii fit is a fad the same as with most home exercise products are. For most people it will be something else to throw in the closet in a month or two. Now if you are serious about changing your lifestyle by exercising and eating right, not just short term but for the long run, then Wii fit (as with all other home equipment) can be very helpful. Yet if you don't like to exercise then Wii fit won't be much help.
As far as the board use for games it will be mostly limited to games like skiing and maybe stateboard games so unless you a big fan on these Wii fit may not be worth the cost.

If you expect the Wii Fit will cause children (as well as adults) to exercise who normally are not interested then forget it. While you may get them interested for a short amount of time it will not take them long to learn exercise is more work than fun.



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This thread is a fad.



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Smidlee said:
Wii fit is a fad the same as with most home exercise products are. For most people it will be something else to throw in the closet in a month or two. Now if you are serious about changing your lifestyle by exercising and eating right, not just short term but for the long run, then Wii fit (as with all other home equipment) can be very helpful. Yet if you don't like to exercise then Wii fit won't be much help.
As far as the board use for games it will be mostly limited to games like skiing and maybe stateboard games so unless you a big fan on these Wii fit may not be worth the cost.

If you expect the Wii Fit will cause children (as well as adults) to exercise who normally are not interested then forget it. While you may get them interested for a short amount of time it will not take them long to learn exercise is more work than fun.

Personally, why I have seen so many people fail with weightloss programs is what they choose doesn't suit them ... Everyone assumes that there is a one-size fits all solution and buys excercise equipment or joins a gym without ever asking whether it suits them.

You take someone who loves to dance and put them into a couple of dance classes a week and they can/will probably stick with the program for a long period of time; take someone who likes sports and get them involved with a sports team (soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc.) and they can/will probably stick with it for a long period of time; and you take someone who is big into outdoor activities like camping/hiking and get them involved with rock-climbing and encourage additional hikes and they can/will stick with the program for a long time. There are very few people who are personally motivated and enjoy doing activities like running on a treadmill or lifting weights.

Where Wii Fit comes into play is there are (probably) quite a few people who can be motivated through the use of a videogame; consider how many people are willing to level grind in World of Warcraft for the opportunity to Loot Grind so that they can grind in the Battlegrounds.

Will this work for everyone?
Not even close, but it may work for a lot of people ...



I'm locking this thread as it's drawing nothing but hateful comments (and was a poor idea in the first place).