Well that was a disappointment.
Today’s the release date. By 10:30, Circuit City and Best Buy in the city was sold out. By 12, pretty much the entire bay area was done. I even went back and borrowed a Costco card to hoping they might have some left (their website never got updated), nope, it was “sold out quickly.”
I actually got one though (which is sitting on a chair in the living room, mocking me, taunting me), since I preordered from EB Games, and though mine was the second shipment, they actually received it today. But that one will probably be going to a friend, who needs it semi-urgently. *sigh* The things I do…
The thing about Wii Fit is that, although the makers themselves actually claimed it’s not meant to make you fit (then why are you marketing it that way?!), it does seem to work. On the other hand, it seems to be about on par as Wii Sports, so unless you just want a fresh experience, it’s not strictly necessary. Of course, jogging outside or going to a gym is probably more effective, though not nearly as convenient, safe, or cheap (for gym memberships), which is probably why it’s selling so well (too well unfortunately). The only really unique thing it kinda has is the balance training, which most people don’t really get to do in their normal exercise routines. Watch the video for examples.