Entries in 'fitness' (27)

The console fitness revolution goes mobile

The console fitness revolution goes mobile

In 2008, Nintendo released the highly successful Wii Fit – a fitness title that went on to sell 23m units and started a series that has sold over 44m copies ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
Kinect PlayFit launches in US

Kinect PlayFit launches in US

Microsoft’s new Kinect fitness initiative goes live today in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2012 at 3:52PM in News
Adidas game resurfaces in 505 deal

Adidas game resurfaces in 505 deal

505 Games has picked up the publishing rights to miCoach, the fitness game developed by Adidas.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 30th 2012 at 4:49PM in News
FEATURE: Fitness Games

FEATURE: Fitness Games

Since Wii Fit in 2008, fitness games have established themselves as evergreen titles for a new type of gaming consumer.Zumba Fitness’ chart dominance over the summer allayed fears that the ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 11th 2012 at 11:30AM in News

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OPINION: Zumba dances again

OPINION: Zumba dances again

What's the best way to announce a new game? A consumer press event like GAMEfest? Tease it through social channels? Book a specialist print reveal? Or how about a good old ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 4th 2011 at 1:18PM in News

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UK CHARTS: Yes, Zumba is still No.1

UK CHARTS: Yes, Zumba is still No.1

Nine consecutive weeks and 12 No.1’s in total. 505 Games’ Zumba Fitness has been THE big success story of the UK summer games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 11:03AM in News
UK CHARTS:  There's no stopping Zumba

UK CHARTS: There's no stopping Zumba

With the release schedule utterly stagnant ahead of its reignition at the end of the month, there was little around to challenge 505 Games’ Zumba Fitness which still sits pretty ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2011 at 10:29AM in News
Win a trip to Vegas with THQ and UFC

Win a trip to Vegas with THQ and UFC

Fancy shedding a few pounds this summer and getting your efforts rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas?

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2011 at 4:15PM in News
Nintendo on board for Zumba TV ad

Nintendo on board for Zumba TV ad

Zumba Fitness, the surprise hit of 2011 so far, is to get a significant second wave of marketing thanks to a collaboration between 505 Games and Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2011 at 1:13PM in News

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UK CHARTS: Zumba claims third No.1

UK CHARTS: Zumba claims third No.1

Despite the heavyweight challenges of chart rivals such as Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat, 505 Games' exercise title Zumba Fitness has this week claimed its third No.1 in the UKIE ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2011 at 10:41AM in News
Zumba mania continues on consoles

Zumba mania continues on consoles

505 Games is enjoying something of a surprise hit with Zumba Fitness, the keep-fit game for Kinect that is outperforming expectations – as well as some big rival products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2011 at 10:22AM in News
Gaming infiltrates UK gyms

Gaming infiltrates UK gyms

Publishers and other games firms can now target fitness fans directly with advertisements in gyms across the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 3:28PM in News
UK CHARTS: FIFA maintains New Year lead

UK CHARTS: FIFA maintains New Year lead

FIFA 11 still reigns at the top of the All Formats Top 40, having dethroned Call of Duty: Black Ops last week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 10th 2011 at 9:53AM in News

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Games eclipse fitness DVD market

Games eclipse fitness DVD market

Fitness video games are outselling their DVD rivals according to Chart-Track figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2010 at 1:30PM in News
Fitness craze Zumba hits consoles

Fitness craze Zumba hits consoles

It’s the latest exercise craze sweeping the country, and 505 Games believes now is the perfect time to launch a Zumba video game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2010 at 1:24PM in News
Will industry suffer fitness fatigue?

Will industry suffer fitness fatigue?

There was a certain whiff of familiarity to Microsoft’s Kinect E3 line-up.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2010 at 1:43PM in News
E3 2010: Mel B fitness game announced

E3 2010: Mel B fitness game announced

Former Spice Girl Mel B is to star in her very own fitness game this autumn, thanks to Black Bean.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 14th 2010 at 5:27PM in News
‘Natal, Move to revolutionise fitness games'

‘Natal, Move to revolutionise fitness games'

It may be the core consumers that are currently championing the potential of Microsoft’s Project Natal and Sony’s PlayStation Move – but it could be non-gamers that benefit the most ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 6:14PM in News
Fitness First flexes games licence

Fitness First flexes games licence

International gym giant Fitness First has increased its presence in the ‘healthy gaming’ sector with a new range of official peripherals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2009 at 4:14PM in News
Ubisoft to launch new camera peripheral for Wii

Ubisoft to launch new camera peripheral for Wii

Microsoft might have wowed E3 attendees this morning with news of its Project Natal 3D camera, but Ubisoft said at its press event today that it didn't want to wait ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 2nd 2009 at 4:05AM in News
The Biggest Loser gets the Wii treatment

The Biggest Loser gets the Wii treatment

No, this isn’t Sega’s Daisy Fuentes Pilates or NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer from Black Bean – today’s Wii Fit rivalling announcement comes from THQ, which has just announced a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2009 at 3:05PM in News
Anne Diamond returns to games industry

Anne Diamond returns to games industry

Just six months ago TV presenter and Daily Mail columnist Anne Diamond was at the forefront of the anti-games movement – but now the former TVAM star has agreed to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2008 at 3:13PM in News