To celebrate the North American launch of Wii Fit this week, Nintendo held a launch event in Central Park on Monday. Although the weather wasn’t the greatest, the area was packed when I went. What was especially great was that Nintendo donated $5 (up to $25,000) to the American Heart Association for everyone who did a demo.
I was really looking forward to going to the event. Then, on Sunday night my four years old son Michael got a "Wii punishment" (no Wii at all on Monday) because he threw the Wii remote (he didn’t want to get off the game when it was time for him to do so). "Oh great," I thought – he’s going to have a fit going to this event and not being able to play. "Oh, well." We went anyway. I’m so glad that we did. It was fun!
My son didn’t have a fit. He just enjoyed seeing all of the other people testing out the game. (To be fair, I didn’t do a demo – that would have been pretty mean to my son – even though I wasn’t the one on punishment – I guess that I owe $5 to the AHA.) It was also fun to see the professional demonstrators on the stage. One of the personal trainers received a 100% on the push-ups/side plank exercise. Michael exclaimed, "Wow Mommy, he did great, like you!" (I had got a 100% on this exercise at home earlier – of course, I had "cheated" a bit and did the girly "knees-down" push-ups.)
In any event, Wii Fit is available at stores beginning today. Definitely grab a copy if you can!