Wii Fit caused insecurity in ten year-old girl?

Wii Fit  - Image 1Now that Nintendo’s Wii Fit has already sold out in Amazon, it’s not a stretch to say that the innovative weight-centric game is indeed popular. However, will this popularity last long? A concerned mother over at the Disboards forums is reporting that some Wii Fit inaccuracies have degraded her daughter’s confidence. More details after the jump.

Wii Fit box art - Image 1With news that Wii Fit, has already sold out in Amazon, there’s no denying that the weight-conscious game will reach a lot of homes. That fact coupled with Nintendo’s strategy to bundle it with the innovative peripheral Wii Balance Board may garner them another blockbuster-in-the-making.

However, this popularity can quickly deteriorate to notoriety if negative incidents such as this forum post from an enraged mother will keep on piling. According to a certain Mrs Hobbes, the Wii Fit‘s readings are inaccurate and have caused despair to her daughter:

…I was gobsmacked when it [Wii Fit] told her that she is overweight. She is a healthy 10 year old girl with an active lifestyle, she swims and dances every week. She is 92lbs and 4ft9″ tall and there is not an inch of fat on her. She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her that she isn’t. I know it is just a game but seriously we already have to worry about young girls starving themselves…

However, it is unwise to jump the gun and tag this as a Wii Fit fault. Nintendo has warned its gamers not to play the game over a thick carpet as this will throw off the Balance Board’s sensor, thus resulting to inaccurate readings.

Mrs. Hobbes has already sent an e-mail report to Nintendo so we hope Nintendo acts on it promptly to really get to the bottom of this issue. Updates as QJ.NET gets them.

Via Disboards

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