After complaints that exercise games are too demanding, enter Wii Unfit which dispenses with leaping round the lounge waving a plastic bat because it's uniquely controlled by brainwaves. You just think about exercise and Wii Unfit's myriad electro-pulses do the rest.
The console is aimed at people who bought Slendertone belts, exercise bikes and Wii Fit consoles but then couldn't be arsed to use them, usually because they're genetically averse to any kind of physical exercise. This clever gizmo simply converts any passing thought you might have about getting off the sofa and doing something vaguely energetic, into 'heart-pumpin' exercise stimuli' or electric shocks to you and me. These are generated via tiny brain sensors mounted in a shiny black Darth Vader type helmet so the player gets to look deadly serious while not on the move.
Fatties and unmotivated gamers are already embracing the new technology. "You can think about playing rounders and eat pizza at same time" says 18stone Desmond Farley, a 24 year old from Bolton, living on disability allowance. He relies on electronic fitness games for rehabilitation after a serious mishap during a tantric sex experiment in his teens. "Mum kept telling me to go get some exercise. The balance board always made me giddy. She bought me the tennis racket add-on for christmas but I slipped and smashed gran's urn."
In the past, Wii Fit exercising was criticised for slowing down raised heart rates while players stopped to access the game menu, a weakness once described as fitness interruptus. Wii Unfit sidesteps this issue by using 'neurobics' to avoid all physical exertion, keeping heart rate on an even keel.
Nintendo expect Unfit to sell by the million. Marketing Director Jacques Delacours is convincing "couch potato to pomme fit in 56 weeks, isn't unrealistic."