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Video games were usually seen as a couch potato activity until the Nintendo Wii craze struck just over a decade ago. While other virtual fads have come and gone, the motion-tracking console series is still around. 

Wii Fit

One of the Wii’s top-selling games was Wii Fit, where players were guided in yoga and aerobics under the motion tracker’s Big Brother gaze. 

A new, improved Wii U console came out in 2012, followed by the updated game Wii Fit U.

About a year later,