Hori's Wii Fit mat

Accessory makers Hori are looking to floor the competition with this mat made specifically for use with Wii Fit.

Am I missing something here, or does it only serve to stop the balance board from sliding?

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Rob Jones

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Jskrdude said:

No, it also has 'WiiFit' written on it. But maybe a lot of Wii owners have really dirty carpets.


Randolph the Grey said:

I personally can't see much use for this. Well, I suppose if you have a smooth floor? Ah, I wouldn't pay for it.


Nintendoof said:

Looks festive. I like it.


MaxyDawg said:

Well, it would be better than nothing, even though you could put special feet on the balance board.


Aeth said:

Of all the boring accessories. They are really hoping Wii Fit will be big in the US aren't they?


Master Foot said:

As useless as that mat looks, I think that is may have a 1:1 attach rate with Wii Fit when it's released. Wii Fit has the whole yoga and fitness theme going for it, so it would only seem natural that customers picking up the game would also pick up the mat. Next thing you know, Hori, or someone else will make 'Wii Fit' or 'Made for Wii Fit' dumbbells to complement the whole setup. I'll pass on the plastic tennis racket wiimote shell, thank you.


ToTaLgAmEr said:

I don't get the point of it really, unless the board can scratch floors.


BrothaZ said:

Hmmm. Yeah I don't see too much point in this. But whatever, there must be a reason I guess.


akasheo said:

I need this Wii Fit stuff man, I gained weight playing GC games.


Scooby Jew said:

Maybe it keeps people from falling through the floor temporarily while they bounce their massive weight up and down. IDK, even if that's what it does I still have yet to see an important use for it.


Keranu said:

It's probably more of an aesthetic thing. Might also be a business scheme to trick people into thinking they're buying something big like the actual Wii Fit game itself.


Wii Freak said:

If they didn't have a mat, Nintendo would have gotten a lot of lawsuits from slipping.


mrkleen said:

Yuh, but it says Wii on it.


DragonFoxCoon said:

I could get a bath mat for cheaper, I bet.


eric ♥ wii said:

Wow that's pretty stupid.


Firthy said:

What are you guys on about, it's a yoga mat to cushion you when you're lying on the floor doing exercises, to reduce the impact of you on the ground not the board, though it may help there as well.


twilightmom said:

Some of the exercises are tough on the back, knees (if you do the woman's version of a push up) and bare feet. I have tile. I also slid all over the place. I'm totally getting a mat, whether it's the snazzy, green Wii mat or another.


Wiifitter said:

The purpose of the mat is to keep the carpet from interfering with the communication between the board and the console. The carpet keeps it from reading your movements.

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