Nintendo's Own Study Show Wii Not So Great As Exercise

from the honest-results! dept

There's been a little buzz around the news of a new study in the UK pointing out that playing games on the Nintendo Wii really isn't a particularly good substitute for real exercise, as some Wii-players would like to believe (and I'll admit that I'm guilty of playing some Wii boxing in lieu of real exercise). However, what may be even more interesting is the fact that the study was actually paid for by Nintendo. Perhaps we've just become so cynical about corporate "studies" like this in the past, that it's relatively shocking to find one paid for by a company that shows the opposite of what the company probably hoped to see -- and then to still see that study actually published somewhere.

Filed Under: exercise, wii
Companies: nintendo


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  1. identicon
    Moderation, 26 Dec 2007 @ 12:02pm

    Hmmm... why is this even a topic of discussion?

    Of course the Wii isn't an exercise machine! Its a video game console. If you want to do real exercise, then go outside and do some work or go to the gym.

    The bigger point is, the Wii is at least more involving physically then most other gaming activities. I've seen Wii systems being used in retirement communities. For them, the wii is a good way to getting them active and involved socially. I don't think you can say any of that is a bad thing.

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