Nintendo Wii Fit: This grandmother has been playing for 13 years straight

Nintendo Wii Fit: This grandmother has been playing for 13 years straight

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Nintendo Wii was a very successful console, especially for the ability to play while moving. Not surprisingly, the Kyoto company has created various sports and exercise titles, such as Nintendo Wii Fit. The latter was played for 13 years by a nice grandmother.

As you can see in the tweet below, George Perkins - who runs the Super Rare Games site - shared the new milestone reached by the grandmother. The lady has recently totaled 4,784 days of play, or just over 13 years. By February 2019, Grandma had nearly 4,000 days of play - she hasn't lost energy in the last couple of years, it seems. Even last year's pandemic didn't stop her from doing her exercises.

Even this nice situation demonstrates the power of certain videogame works, perhaps seen by some fans as "secondary", but nevertheless able to thrill age groups that we do not normally associate with the world of videogames. As proof of the success of this type of content, there is also Ring Fit Adventure, which during the pandemic has been increasingly sold out.

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Wii Fit grandma has played the game every day for over 10 years

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A Wii Fit loving grandma has managed to log 4,784 consecutive days into the game spanning over more than 10 years. 

This accomplishment was shared by the Wii Fit enthusiast’s grandson George Perkins on Twitter - who runs the video game collecting site Super Rare Games - along with an adorable photo of his Nan posing in front of her impressive stats. George had previously shared his grandmother’s progress in February 2019 when she was at the 3,949 mark but has continued to update those interested with her progression.

Just wanted to update people that were following this - my Nan has continued to play throughout the pandemic. She’s now on her 4784th day! Go her! 8, 2021

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As George’s caption explains, his grandmother continued to keep up her impressive determination throughout the pandemic; a time where a lot of us turned to the likes of Wii Fit and the Nintendo Switch fitness game Ring Fit Adventure to stay active during lockdown. We can’t wait to see if she manages to reach the 5,000 mark.

One person who also decided to stay fit by gaming is Super Louis 64 who has shared videos of himself incorporating the Ring Fit’s Ringcon controller into other games. This includes the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and even more ambitiously: using the RingCon to play Dark Souls 3. Not only this, but he also managed to stay active whilst playing Super Mario 64 with the help of a trampoline and the Xbox Kinect.

It’s nice to see that the Nintendo Wii hasn’t quite died a death for everyone just yet despite being released 15 years ago. In fact, the last official game to release on the Nintendo Wii was Just Dance 2020 which released on the console in 2019. Wii Fit also continues to live on in the form of the Wii Fit Trainer being a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 

Getting all nostalgic over the mention of Wii Fit? Take a look at our list of the best Wii games of all time to go even further down memory lane.