Wii Fit arriving May 19

by Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca

Nintendo's Wii Fit, the exercise software featuring the weight-and-motion-sensing Wii Balance Board, will be launching on May 19 in North America, just in time for casual gamers to start working their way back into last-year's swimsuits.

The announcement was made during the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and while coverage focused on the U.S. launch, Lorena Cordoba, a public relations representative for Cohn & Wolfe, which represents Nintendo Canada, told CBCNews.ca that the launch date was a North American launch date, though no other information is available right now.

Gamers in the UK and Europe will get it a wee bit earlier on April 25, the Guardian reports.

Wii Fit has been touted as the next big thing for Nintendo's best-selling console, with the company claiming sales of over 1.4 million units in Japan since its launch there on Dec. 1. The Balance Board can be used for a new range of interactive gaming activities – such as skiing – but also could be used for yoga, step classes and other exercise routines.