Armchair Arcade Video: First Look at Wii Fitness for Dummies

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Authors' Christina and Bill Loguidice discuss their recently released (and just arrived) book, Wii Fitness for Dummies:

Wii Fitness for Dummies, available from booksellers everywhere, as well as online discounters like Amazon.com, focuses on three of the top Wii fitness programs, Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Utimatum 2010, as well as provides additional coverage of the entire Wii fitness phenomena and general exercise theory.

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Matt Barton
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Nice overview. Good to see

Nice overview. Good to see the authors, too! Looks like everything came together nicely, and the current amazon rank ain't bad at all.

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Matt Barton wrote:

Nice overview. Good to see the authors, too! Looks like everything came together nicely, and the current amazon rank ain't bad at all.

Well, as with Vintage Games, the Amazon rank will be up and down for the first month due to fluctuations in stock and advertising/word of mouth taking time. I've seen it peak as high as I think three thousand something and as low as the twenty thousands (give or take). Not bad. Unlike Vintage Games, this one is being shelved in most bookstores, so the Amazon rank is not quite as important, but it will still be nice see what it settles in at in a month or two. I've been very pleasantly surprised by the consistency of Vintage Games on Amazon. I never expected it to sustain the type of sales the figures on Amazon seem to indicate (as you know, we've only received one sales statement for the first three months of Vintage Games being on the market so far). What's also working a bit against "Wii Fitness for Dummies" at this early stage is that it's being shelved as a fitness book in stores, and I presume it has a similar classification on Amazon, and that category is extremely competitive. So right now on Amazon it's really only showing as ranked in the videogame categories, not the fitness categories. That too will be interesting to see how that evolves over the next month. The biggest thing for me is to see how it's promoted during Dummies Month in March. That will be a new dynamic. I think Christina and I have done pretty much all we can do on our end at this point.

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Nice to see you two guys....

Nice to see you to guys proudly presenting your book! I need to get the game and a copy of the book!

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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Nice to see you to guys proudly presenting your book! I need to get the game and a copy of the book!

I think you were on the list of reviewers to get a copy, right?

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Great news! (at least for

Great news! (at least for me) The AC adapter for my Canon HG10 finally came from Hong Kong after a month long wait, so I can finally get back to Armchair Arcade TV. I scripted two episodes while I waited, so now it's just a matter of setting aside time to do the filming.

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Bill Loguidice wrote:
Mark Vergeer wrote:

Nice to see you to guys proudly presenting your book! I need to get the game and a copy of the book!

I think you were on the list of reviewers to get a copy, right?

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Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.

Not sure, but hope I am...

PS3: MarkVergeer | Xbox 360: Lactobacillus P | Wii: 8151 3435 8469 3138
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I just checked again and you

I just checked again and you are, Mark. Not sure how that works, though, as I think you were the only overseas reviewer I specified to them.

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Five stars

I'm not going to post about each time it happens, but the very first Amazon customer review is up and it's a good one!: http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Fitness-Dummies-Christina-Loguidice/product-re...

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Matt Barton
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She also posted a nice

She also posted a nice review of Vintage Games.

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Funny that she mentions the

Funny that she mentions the cover. I thought you guys were going to change it (unless I'm mis-remembering again).

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