That’s according to a story in the Wall Street Journal about the first recorded cases of so-called “Wii elbow.” Essentially, the piece outlines what happens when gamers who’ve let their bodies coagulate from marathon sessions of stationary gaming suddenly find themselves vigorously slashing away with a fake sword. I, for one, have slight soreness in my shoulder from trying to bring the heat in Wii baseball. But I suck at baseball, so it’s a wash.
Naturally, some log bumps are going to complain about Wii work, but I love the response of Nintendo marketing VP Perrin Kaplan in the story: “It was not meant to be a Jenny Craig supplement,” she says. “If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more.” I don’t know her, but I get the sense she was tempted to say, “Get off your a–,” but took the high road instead.
Somewhere, the DDR folks are shaking their heads.