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Kinect Play Fit Boldly Goes Where Nintendo Already Went
Perhaps Microsoft will find success by keeping their calorie counters out of an actual game.
Ripping off Nintendo innovations and repackaging them for double the price with half the inspiration is a long-standing tradition for both Microsoft and Sony. Sony's most recent foray in to the venerated field was the PlayStation Move, which was clearly completely unlike the Wiimote and totally didn't come out several years after the fact with little to no added functionality. Microsoft has moved on from simply getting in on the motion control frenzy to copying actual Nintendo game concepts; in this case, Wii Fit or, as Microsoft would prefer you remember it, Kinect Play Fit.