Yes, the wii can help you lose weight, but how much enjoyment can you get out of it? I’m beginning to think it’s for kids because of the cartoony avatars. Thank God for our kid who makes use of the wii with me. Now comes the PS3 move, the wii killer. I recently purchased sports champion, the wii equivalent of wii sports, and boy was I sweating after finishing just the bronze cup for gladiators! Even under airconditioning!
A person in mygaming forum did this experiment: He strapped on his Polar heart-rate monitor FT80 and started up a game of Gladiator (part of Sports Champions) on the PS3. After about 20 minutes worth of play, he finally beat the gold cup and saw that he had burned 300 KiloCalories in 20 minutes!