Wii Fit U for Wii U is out now, sort of. Nintendo, which seems to be looking for creative ways to sell more Wii U consoles, has an offer that is good from now till the end of January: if you already own a balance board from the original Wii Fit, and buy the new (okay, repurposed) Fit Meter pedometer for $20, you can download the full version of Wii Fit U for free.
If you’d rather buy the bundle with board, meter and game disc, it is coming next month.
I could’ve sworn I read sometime last year that the two new Pokemon games for Nintendo DS, Black and White, would be packaged with special Pokewalker pedometers like the HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Well, I must have dreamt it. Black and White are now out, and not only don’t they come with Pokewalkers, the device is not even used in the games at all. So that’s the last time I’ll be writing about them. Hmph! I guess too many kids were cheating their way to collecting Pikachu.
At least the upcoming 3DS console will be its own “pedometer”, so we can look forward to active games made especially to take advantage of that.