Remember the 2010 Wii Summer Olympics? Probably not, unless you are a rabbid (ha ha, inside joke) Wii fan. That was back during the halcyon days of the Wii, when Nintendo could do no wrong; well almost no wrong. One major complaint of that time was that stores couldn't keep the console in stock which left consumers frustrated. Nintendo would probably love to have that for its major complaint regarding the Wii U, the Wii's latest incarnation.
Wii is not dead
How can the #1-selling game system in the world at one time, now be facing the end of the production line?
That's why a little competition is in order. Millions purchased the Wii and it's time to re-engage Wii players everywhere. Wii owners, dust off your remotes, start a team in your neighborhood and let's declare our commitment to this grassroots movement. Prepare for the national Wii fitness competition. Together we can prove that Wii is not dead.
The 2010 national competition included only five categories: Wii Sports Resort - bowling; three-point basketball; New Super Mario Brothers - coin battle; Wii Fit Plus - Hula Hoop; Mario Kart - time trial. Competition categories will showcase not only gamership, but be judged for grace, form and technique. Whether differently-abled, young or older, fit or fat, the world will see that Wii is for every body. Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (VFF), developed over the past six years, sets forth protocols and guidelines on which to build the competition.
In the curious world of gaming, a new game comes out, you play it, you beat it, then it's on to the next game. Consoles share a similar fate; better graphics, more bells and whistles makes last year's Christmas present obsolete in the face of new models. Where the Wii needed a nurturing and open-minded environment which encouraged experimentation and collaboration, it found instead the same old song. Most were willing only to play a few times before jumping to conclusions, critiques and scientific evaluations. to just skip to critiquing this untested system and drawing dismal conclusions.
This competition is designed to provide proof of the following claims:
- Participants can learn how to play many games well in a short period of time
- Participants can challenge their fitness level once they know how to play
- Wii DDR is the perfect group exercise class
- One Wii can engage many participants, at a fraction of the cost of other exergaming systems, and provide an extensive array of activities
- Wii can improve your fitness level on a comparable level with any other type of fitness activities
- You can lose weight with the Wii
- You can improve your overall mind, body, spirit, sense of humor and playfulness in as little as 10 minutes a day of Wii play
Stay tuned for further developments and for Wii competition support in your area.