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Downloadable content coming to Wii Fit

Nutritional data could boost gamers' fitness

Game designer Shigeru Miyamoto said downloadable updates could be coming to Nintendo's Wii Fit peripheral.

Miyamoto said Nintendo might consider plans to update the Wii Fit channel with nutritional data by way of a download. In terms of inspiration, Miyamoto said the game was inspired several years ago while looking at graphs of his weight. At one point, the designer even considered Wii Fit connectivity with the portable Nintendo DS.

Additionally, Miyamoto said Wii Fit is unique in that the purchasing decision is made by parents about 90 percent of the time, as opposed to kids who usually pick the desired family games. Cited percentage presumably comes from Japanese sales, which have been raging since the game's release in the country last December.

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