A new firmware update has hit Nintendo’s struggling Wii U video game console today, this time adding the ability to play original Wii games exclusively on the GamePad.
Likewise, a friendly game of tennis burns about 8 calories a minute, while Wii tennis burns about 5. That's not bad for a game, Bryant says, but it still represents almost a 50% difference. The study concluded that boxing is by far the most strenuous of the original Wii games, burning as many as 7 calories per minute, compared to 10 to 10 1/2 for actual sparring.
Where does this leave the original Wii? It's a retro system now, but one with in its library. Nintendo doesn't seem to be planning on making any new original Wii games in the future, though: this is an end-of-the-road platform.
ACE plans to release a study in June on the calorie expenditures of each of the original Wii sports games. The study will show, for example, that playing Wii golf burns about 3 to 3 1/2 calories per minute, Bryant tells WebMD. Walking a real course and hitting an actual ball, by comparison, burns twice that many.