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E3: Developers clamber for Wii Balance Board

At Nintendo’s E3 Media and Business Summit press conference on Wednesday, the firm pulled the wraps off its lasts Nintendo Wii peripheral and accompanying software, Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board. Since then, news is that developers have been clambering all over them for the chance to incorporate it into upcoming projects.

Speaking at a Nintendo developer Q&A session at E3, Shigeru Miyamoto explained that a “a number of enquiries” had been made by third parties in relation to the device, although no specific game makers were revealed. He also explained that representatives from the health and medical industries had also approached Nintendo, interested in how the Wii Balance Board might be implemented in helping patients with rehabilitation and recovery from certain injuries.


Everyone wants a piece of it!

The Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit feature a number of physical activities, from yoga to press-ups and heading footballs. Miyamoto divulged that the idea for it had stemmed from his own family’s health kick. He found that it was fun to weight himself every day, and to track the progress of his health and weight.

Make sure you check out our more detailed low down on Wii Fit and the Balance Board, as well as watching videos of it in action –it really has to be seen to be believed!

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