When Nintendo first released the Wii, it revolutionized video games into something nobody could have predicted: fitness in video games.
When anyone thinks of video games, they usually correlate them as an unhealthy habit.
However, Nintendo disproved this by introducing a series of fitness games and the popular Wii Fit.
The Wii Fit was one of the most popular accessories to the Wii among many families. It introduced a new and fun way to exercise with many different types of workouts.
The most popular fitness game for the Wii was Zumba Fitness. It was selling off the shelves of retail stores very quickly, making the demand for the game higher than the production.
The game arguably made Zumba more popular as a type of workout. Sure, it existed before the video game, but the trend was high, making it more popular.
Another fitness game that Nintendo released was Wii Fit trainer. This game made it possible to have your own personal trainer keeping track of everything you do.
From the number of workouts you did daily to your actual weight, it was a smart fitness video game that did it all.
Then, they made Just Dance, which to kids just seems like a fun dancing game, but for adults, is a major workout.
Just Dance has pre-loaded popular songs that you can dance to. Each song has its own dance to follow.
By Nintendo starting a revolution with fitness games, it wasn’t surprising for other game companies to try their hand at them.
Microsoft soon after introduced the Kinect for the Xbox 360. The Kinect is an advanced camera tool for the Xbox.
The Kinect makes you the controller, including a built-in speaker that recognizes your voice.
You can use your voice to activate different commands without using a controller for anything as long as it’s plugged in.
But the main feature of the Kinect is to help you exercise and stay fit, as well as to get you moving.
When the Kinect was first released, it came with a game called Kinect Adventures. It was a game designed to let you partially experience different sports, like rafting and dodge ball.
But, the most popular game for the Kinect was Dance Central. It was a more refined version of Just Dance, with amazing graphics and detailed characters. Dance Central also has a more simplified system of dancing. It has a better rhythm and has better song selections.
Kinect Sports was also a popular title, having a total of six different sports, each having a different way to play. There is bowling, boxing, track and field, table tennis, soccer and beach volleyball.
The thing that made this title popular is that it played like the actual sports. It got you to experience what its like to play the sports while exercising.
While there are more fitness games out there, these were the most popular. It was impossible to find the Wii Fit and Zumba Fitness. The Kinect was even more popular than the Wii Fit, especially when the Kinect was released during the holiday season. But, all of them are good workouts if you want to have fun and lose weight at the same time.