Nintendo Says You Need To Be In Shape To Play The Wii

It's Wii-Day+8 and gamers around the country are simultaneously discovering one thing: they're wildly out of shape. Yup, it seems that many gamers have gotten a bit more than they bargained for regarding how vigorous playing the Nintendo Wii is. One girl described it as "harder than playing basketball" while another complained of sore muscles. You know how Nintendo responded to these complaints?

Essentially, "work out more, fatsos." A Nintendo PR rep said, "If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more." Wow, how's that for motivation. You know you're out of shape when a Nintendo PR rep tells you to hit the gym. The rep also said that the Wii is not Jenny Craig and should not be viewed as such. Ouch.

So what do the Gizmodo faithful have to say about this? Assuming you've even gotten your hands on a Wii (gold star for you!), is all that flailing a bit much? I doubt Nintendo expected its core audience to be made up of a bunch of Mr. Universes.

A Wii Workout: When Videogames Hurt [The Wall Street Journal via News.blog]