John Moores University in Liverpool have been conducting research into the health benefits of the Wiimote versus a standard game controller. The findings are that on average, using the Wii results in 40% more calories burned.
This won't come as any shock to you if you've gone a few rounds in Wii Sports boxing. The research was headed by Professor Tim Cable, who suggests that regular with regular Wii use, kids could expect to lose 27 pounds a year (that's 12.25Kg).
Prof Cable commented: "Through our testing it is clear that the motion sensor-controlled console can make an impact on a child's heart rate, energy expenditure and the amount of calories burned. Research from GameVision's Consumer Intelligence Report shows that, on average, gamers in the UK currently spend around 12.2 hours a week playing computer games. Therefore, it is important to promote as much activity as possible during this time".
Get Wiiing fatboys.
3,021 news items
Yacht Club Games Interview
David D'Angelo gives us some chat on Shovel Knight
Reggie Fils-Aime Talks Nintendo Third Party Woes
Who needs Call of Duty when you have Mario and Zelda
11.5.2014 Nintendo Direct Showcases Upcoming Games
2015 shaping up to be a great year
Nintendo Introducing a Pre-Download Option for its Digital Releases
An exciting idea that brings a potential problem with it
Former Factor 5 President Reveals Cancelled Rogue Squadron Game for the Wii
The force wasn't strong with this one
3DS Homebrew Channel Back on Track After Slight Delay
Giving gamers a place to brew their own games
Pokemon: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack Confirmed
Why choose, when you can have both
Wii U Owners Frustrated Over Low Stock for Bayonetta 2
This witch is proving elusive for gamers
Super Smash Bros. Overload
8 player smash, new game modes, stage builder, and the return of Mewtwo
Rob Jones said:
I've got the basic white Wii U, so my USB hard drive is a godsend. ... Nintendo Introducing a Pre-Download Option for its Digital Releases
Wii's World is not officially affiliated with Nintendo! (but they wish we were).