Wii is on the way
The Wii - Nintendo's next big console - has a new style of wireless position-sensing controller that enables all the same sorts of games we've previously seen on the XaviXPort - but done on a bigger budget with better hardware and marketing. The Wii should be a good platform for fitness games. A Bloomberg report says Nintendo is working on diet-related software but details are scarce. In the meantime there will be Tennis and Wario...
The controller allows peripherals to be plugged into it. I'm thinking we need a "free weight" accessory - something you plug in whose only purpose is to make the controller weigh more.
Wii is expected to launch "in the 4th quarter of 2006". Possibly November 6th.
Are we waiting for Wii?
An early Wii commercial:
Live Wii Tennis demo:
UPDATE: Wii is now expected to ship November 19th in the US for the price of $250.