Video games are often criticized as being harmful to health, leading to obesity, but Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus, recently became the first video games to win the UK Department of Health recognized, erasing the image of video game industry.
Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus will be available in the UK this Friday , this game has access to the British National Health Service (NHS) system license, it can use NHS’s “Change4Life” label in the television and store advertising.
Starting next year, Nintendo is also able to label their products, that is an unprecedented cooperative action for the British Government and video games. Nintendo has agreed to be at their own expense to help promote the NHS’s Change4Life plan.
Gamespot’s Kirk, said: “This is a big victory of the computer game industry, but also Nintendo’s credit, I believe that the purpose of most people buying Wii Fit is really want to improve their health.”
The UK Department of Health spokesman said video games are not recognized, but the game campaign. He said: ” The child who use game acticities must have with the game jump low or high or dancing, which is a good way to induce children to exercise. ”
NHS promote the “change of life” campaign aimed at persuading the public to take more exercise, attach importance to a healthy diet, especially the children as the main objective.
Nintendo Wii Fit Plus is the newest game for the Wii games, is an updated version of Wii Fit which is launched 18 months ago that allows users with the instructions on the screen to engage in Hula circle, skiing and yoga, and other complex kinds of sports.
Wii Fit has already sold 2.9 million units in the United Kingdom, Wii console has sold 6 million units, equivalent to every four British households have one.
Link : Nintendo: Wii Fit Plus