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Fitness Boxing gets a new Japanese promo video

Making exercise...slightly more tolerable?

Fit Boxing may not be a multi-million seller, but it certainly found an audience, and continues to sell well. It's one of those titles that reaches a unique audience, and can be promoted at all different times to reach new customers. Looks like a new ad campaign for the game has kicked off in Japan, starting with the promo video above. I'm sure there's a few new Switch owners out there who'll be more than happy to scoop this up.

Fitness Boxing study shows players losing an average of 4 pounds after 30 days of play

Send the pounds packing

Imagineer, the developer behind Fitness Boxing, has shared the results of a study that tracked 100 Fitness Boxing players. The players were tracked between Dec. 2018 and March 2019 to see just how much weight they were losing from play. The study results show that players lost an average 4.4 pounds after 30 days of play. Over time, that can definitely add up! I think it's time for me to start my routine tomorrow!

Switch My Way commercial - "Tetris 99, Fitness Boxing & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe"

Use speed, skill, and strategy to knock out the competition in Tetris 99. Then get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises in Fitness Boxing. And bring the family together for fun competition in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. All these games and more are available now on Nintendo Switch. Find Your Way to Play.

Imagineer apologizes for Fitness Boxing shortage in Japan

Imagineer is in an akward situation with Fitness Boxing in Japan. On one hand, they have a lot of customers who are upset due to the retail version of Fitness Boxing being sold out. On the flip-side, this means the retail version is selling better than expected! Still, Imagineer took the classy route and offered up an apology to potential customers on Twitter. They recommended that customers go with the eShop version of the game while they iron out issues, or if they have more patience, grab a backordered copy through Amazon.

Fitness Boxing - Version 1.0.1 now available

Fitness Boxing has been updated, bringing it to Version 1.0.1. While we don't have full patch notes, it seems this update might do just one thing. Players can now use the camera button on your controller to utilize screen capture when you play. This is just screen capture, and not video capture.

Thanks to Jacktendo92 for the heads up!

Fitness Boxing continues to pick up steam in Japan, now sold out at select retailers

Something is going on with Fitness Boxing in Japan. The game had a rather quiet release, but every since launch, it seems more and more people are getting interested. Not only has the game been climbing spots on the Switch eShop chart, it's now also sold out at multiple Yodobashi locations! It seems like Nintendo might have a sleeper hit on their hands here!

GameSpot Video - Fitness Boxing Is A Great Gym Alternative

While the Switch doesn't have its own version of Wii Fit (yet), Fitness Boxing on the Switch might be just the thing you're looking for if you want to work out in your living room.

Fitness Boxing Event at Nintendo NY - photo gallery


In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Felia M. of Nintendo Power Couple] gather at the Nintendo NY store in New York for a Fitness Boxing workout session led by Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Natalie M. of Refinery29] gather at the Nintendo NY store in New York for a Fitness Boxing workout session led by Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic plays the Fitness Boxing game with [Felia M. of Nintendo Power Couple] during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in New York on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a new rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Jenna Cozzolino] and [Felia M. of Nintendo Power Couple] kick off their 2019 fitness goals during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in New York on Jan. 15, 2019, by joining a fun Fitness Boxing workout customized by Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic. Fitness Boxing is a new rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Natalie M. of Refinery29] throws the perfect punch at the Nintendo NY store in New York for a Fitness Boxing workout session on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

Is Fitness Boxing's 'Teen' ESRB rating justified?

The ESRB has been around for quite some time, and most of us are aware of both the game ratings and their descriptors. While people usually don't bat an eye at what the ESRB does, Fitness Boxing's rating has been causing quite a stir.

For those who don't know, Fitness Boxing is a Switch game that focuses on providing a dance/exercise experience in order to help the user get a bit more active in a fun way. The game provides you with male/female trainer options, and your trainer choice will accompany you during your routines for instruction and encouragement. Sounds like a game that would be rated E for Everyone, right? According to the ESRB, Fitness Boxing deserved a Teen rating.

If you read through the ESRB rating, you see the game marked as having 'suggestive themes.' Go a bit further into the rating and you see where that descriptor comes from.

All of the female characters have breast physics incorporated into their movements; their breasts frequently jiggle/bounce in a noticeable manner during stretching and boxing routines.

There have certainly been games that feature breast physics before. We most often see it in fighting games, where it's pretty obvious that the breast movement has been over-exaggerated. Our understanding is that things are different in Fitness Boxing. The breast movement you see in-game is realistic, and not designed in a sexually suggestive manner. This sentiment has been echoed by other female gamers, including DualShockers Community Manager, Audrey Lips.

“I don’t believe the game should be rated ‘T’ for the jiggle physics alone. Having jiggle physics, while not entirely necessary in my opinion, also isn’t anything that is too overtly sexual. It’s how a woman’s body would naturally respond if they were to be boxing like that in real life and in the game.”

It's certainly an interesting discussion. The development team decided to include female trainers that bustlines of a certain size, and animated them realistically. When something like this is done for realism's sake, and attention isn't drawn to the bustline to purposefully titillate, does it warrant a suggestive themes tag?

Fitness Boxing - Giant Bomb quick look

Get off the couch and get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists. You can personalize your workouts by selecting from different fitness goals. Train your way, whether you’re on your own, with a friend, at home, or on the go! Now you can work out anytime, anywhere on the Nintendo Switch system!

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