Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

November 18, 2009 -

Despite split opinions on the actual effectiveness of it as a method of working out or maintaining health, the Nintendo Wii is now being sold at a U.S. sporting goods chain.

The Sports Authority will sell both Wii and Wii Fit Plus systems and is launching a new campaign and dedicated in-store section designed to promote the new offerings. “We Know Fit, We Know Fun,” will have Wii-branded fitness trainers on hand in order to encourage customers to try out the system before purchasing it.

David Campisi, president of Sports Authority stated, “Sports Authority recognized that the Wii console is a product that can help you stay active and have fun with your family at the same time, which is why the retail partnership with Nintendo is a perfect fit.”

The Sports Authority, which has 465 stores throughout the U.S., has also launched a dedicated micro-site for the Wii at www.thewiiauthority.com. 102 stores will have the Wii setup in store by November 19, with the rest following suit by next spring.

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Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

Well this actually seem reasonable.

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Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

Everyone on the face of the earth already owns a Wii. There's no one left to sell to. This is clearly an attempt to sell more Wii's because of the slowing monthly sales (due to aforementioned saturation) that it has been having in recent months.

And DS, thanks for bringing down the Grammar Hammer. People need to be reminded of it if they, by chance, forget it's out there waiting for them.

Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

Products like Wii Fit can help you loose weight like any other weight loss product. It’s just like buying some weights, if you don’t use them and do them correctly, then you’re wasting your time and money.

Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

How can you not use them AND do them correctly at the same time moron.

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Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

So he made a slight grammatical error, big freaking deal, most people would hopefully recognize what he ment. calling him a moron is just being an ass.

Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

Didn't you hear, I'm in the running to be Asshole-In-Chief here, alongside JDKJ and Austin Lewis.

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I don't know about JDKJ, but you guys are doing a great job i guess. Gonna be a close call.  You're going to have to wow us to pull out the win.

Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

Will you chill.Your trolling is getting rather annoying.

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Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

Bite me.

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Seriously chill everone. While Wii Fit may be a little ineffective as far as work outs go, I can promise you there's plenty of "exercise machines" that are far worse. And Wii Fit Plus did make some improvements so there's plenty of potential. I'm just saying it can qualify for physical fitness merchandise.

Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

"David Campisi, president of Sports Authority stated, “Sports Authority recognized that the Wii console is a product that can help us make money by selling it to ignorant people who believe everything they are told, which is why the retail partnership with Nintendo is a perfect fit.”

Fixed.

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Re: Wii Being Sold In… The Sports Authority?

In Canada, the Wii and DS are being sold at Shoppers Drug Mart, so it's not really unusual to find games not being sold in big chain stores.

When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

 
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