Wii Fat

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Uh oh! Wii Fit has gotten a taste of the western world it seems, enter the controversy.

A report on Destructoid.com is saying that a young UK girl was left “traumatized” after Wii Fit told her that she was overweight.

“My [relative] came round this weekend and we let her play on our Wii Fit,”

“We have all laughed and joked about being told that we’re fat and need to lose weight but I was gobsmacked when it told her that she is overweight.”

“I know it is just a game but seriously we already have to worry about young girls starving themselves to look like the magazine models and now we have a game that tells them they’re fat,”

Apparently the girl was only ten and was at what is considered to be a healthy weight, that doesn’t stop the sensation you get from being dissed by a machine though. According to the person quoted above, it took quite a lot of time to convince the girl that she didn’t have a weight problem.

Just wait until the Wii Fit accessory gets into thousands of Americans’ homes and is trampled on by housewives nationwide, then, and only then, will we see who truly suffers. We can only hope that machines truly don’t feel pain.

source: Destructoid

 [Ed] I have to agree with this but it seems to be a setting on the Wii somewhere. I used the Wii Fit on a friends Wii and it told me I was obese. I moved it over to my Wii and I was suddenly ideal. His Wii was set to the UK region and mine is local.

Last Updated: May 7, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    hehehe so many Americans are obese, maybe they need to be told they’re fat. Put the McDs down girlie.

    How does it figure out if you’re fat or not ? BMI ?

  • Syph1n

    when u start off i think it asks your age and height and weight and by that it calculates wheither or not you are FAT!!

  • Fred

    Next version ……. wii fat?

  • According to the Mom she’s “big boned” but without an ounce of fat. Lawsuit! Come on, Nintendo need to get some, they’re way too smug 😉

  • hilt_ctn

    bwahahahaha….muffin top

  • scotty777

    what happens when you under weight? I mean, my BMI is 17 right now,

  • RivaZA

    That’s what Cartman’s mom tells him all the time 🙂

  • j4nrr1k

    It tries and feed u the wii mote 😉

  • SlippyMadFrog


    It probably tells you to go eat some chocolates so that you can come back for some Wii jogging

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