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Special Guest Post by Everybody Loves Coupons: Wii Console Conquers Fitness Video World

Time to git yr learnin on! Everybody Loves Coupons, of UltimateCoupons.com fame, is a blog about, what else, coupons: how to use 'em, where to get 'em, and saving serious cash with 'em. But lurking inside this unassuming blog are some surprisingly well-researched and interesting articles about the economy, seasonal trends, and our future as a society. So take a gander and you can easily say, "Hey Ma! I's smart!"

Ever since Nintendo's Wii video game console debuted in 2006, it's been the talk of the gaming world. The motion-capture technology controllers opened a whole new venue for interactive gaming, and it's been the best-selling console on the market ever since, with sales of more than 20 million units. Two years after the debut of Wii came Wii Fit, an exercise video game that avid gamers dismissed out of hand at its' release in May 2008. But by January 2009, Wii Fit had nabbed the top spot as the best-selling game of 2008 with 2.4 million titles sold (according to The NPD Group) and that game and its sequel Wii Fit Plus have now sold more than 8 million copies combined. And, according to NPD Group industry analyst Anita Frazier, it's opened the category to a whole new demographic. [Read more...]

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