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Balance Board

A Wii Balance Board.

The Wii Balance Board is a balance board accessory for the Wii and Wii U. Along with Wii Fit (which it was designed for), it was first introduced on July 11, 2007. It was later revealed that the board is not only backward-compatible with Wii games on the Wii U, but is also compatible with games made specifically for the Wii U.

Wii Fit was the first game to make use of the Wii Balance Board. Shigeru Miyamoto noted the potential for other uses, however, noting that "probably the simplest and most straightforward idea would be a snowboarding game".[1] Miyamoto has also stated that Nintendo has received "many inquiries" from third parties following the announcement of Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board, as well as receiving interest from the physical fitness industry.

References


Wii logo
Predecessor: Nintendo GameCube
Successor: Wii U
Controllers
Wii Remote - Nunchuk - Wii Classic Controller - Wii Classic Controller Pro
Revisions
Wii Family Edition - Wii Mini
Other Hardware
Optical Disc - SD Card - Wii Sensor Bar - Wii Vitality Sensor - Wii Balance Board - Wii MotionPlus - Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
Software
List of Wii Channels - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection - WiiConnect24 - Virtual Console - Wii Shop Channel - WiiWare
Games

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