Nintendo Wii Weights Craft Six-Pack Abs, We're Sure
Okay, now this "getting in shape with Wii" thing is going too far. Although I respect WiiNintendo's Mickey DeLorenzo for having lost nine pounds in six weeks on a Wii Sports diet, the prototype for a "Wii Weights" accessory seems a bit much.
I get the sense that Nintendo would probably feel the same way. An unlicensed and apparently photoshopped image of an ankle/wrist weight has popped up on Gizmodo, courtesy of IndustrialDesign.ru.
So, why does this not make sense? For one, even if Wii Sports was really considered exercise – and other than boxing, it shouldn't be – would anyone want to strap a hulking bracelet on and watch their scores diminish by about 10,000%?
Even if the product was by some stretch of the imagination actually mass marketed, we doubt it would burn many calories. In fact, you'd probably only experience a Popeye-like expanding of the forearms and calves, a truly odd image indeed.