Wii Fit U
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|Wii Fit U|
North American packaging artwork.
|Developer(s)||Nintendo EAD Group No. 5
|Engine||Wii Fit engine|
|Release date(s)||Nintendo eShop
JP October 31, 2013
|Distribution||Optical disc, download|
Wii Fit U (WiiフィットU Wī Fitto Yū?) is an exercise video game developed by Nintendo for the Wii U console, and is the successor to the Wii games Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. Wii Fit U utilizes both the Wii Balance Board and the Wii U GamePad in gameplay, and is bundled with the newly introduced Fit Meter, an activity meter accessory. It was released in Japan on October 31, 2013. 
Like its predecessors Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, Wii Fit U focuses on engaging the player in physical activities, including yoga and strength training, through use of the Wii Balance Board, a platform peripheral upon which the player stands during play that measures the player's weight and center of balance. Wii Fit U introduces additional activities that add the Wii U GamePad into gameplay. Existing Wii Fit (Plus) owners can transfer all saved data into Wii Fit U.
Wii Fit U can display output on a television screen, or use only its GamePad touchscreen. All retail copies of Wii Fit U are bundled with an activity meter (pedometer) called the Fit Meter, also available separately, which is carried while jogging or otherwise moving. The bundle includes a foldable Wii U GamePad Stand. When the Fit Meter is placed near the GamePad, its data is transferred via Infrared to the Wii U.
The game became available for purchase, in standard and Wii Balance Board bundles with Fit Meters, in December 2013 in the PAL regions and in January 10, 2014 in North America.
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