With this article and the online petition we want to convince Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, that he has to lose some weight by playing healthy games on the Nintendo Wii! Every Wii-gamer can help to convince him by signing the petition.
Why do we need to convince him?
During the Nintendo E3 2007 Media and Business Summit press conference Shigeru Miyamoto and his translator Japanse/English Bill Trinen called the Regginator on stage to do a WiiFit demonstration. Reggie walked to the Wii Balance Board with a smile and said ‘My body is ready‘. When they had to select which type of clothing he was wearing, Reggie quickly replied ‘Heavly clothing, heavy clothing!’, but he wasn’t dressed that heavy. Anyway, Shigeru Miyamoto picked ‘Light clothing’ and then Reggie wanted to give away his wallet. He did anything he could to make himself look as light as possible.
He denies that he’s a bit overweight
Shigeru and Bill gave some more info on the game and then came the moment that the game calculated Reggie’s BMI (Body Mass Index). The graph went up and Reggie said ‘Oh no, no, no!’ but everyone in the public saw that his BMI was at 27,51 which is 5,21 higher than the normal BMI of an adult man! His excuse for his high BMI was that ‘muscle is heavier than fat’. Then Reggie and Shigeru Miyamoto did a head-to-head soccerheading competition in WiiFit. Reggie is an asskicker so off course he won the game from mister Miyamoto but let’s not forget that Fils-Aime has a way too high BMI!
(Picture taken by Joystiq)
Because we love Reggie for his work at Nintendo of America we want to convince him that he has to stay in shape so that he can give us more superb press conferences and cool games in the future. That’s why we’ve made an online petition that everyone can sign and where you can leave a supportive message for Reggie to convince him to work out with his Nintendo Wii. We’re sure he has a Nintendo Wii at home and at his office but apparantely he’s not using it! He has to make time for his health and by signing the petition we can stimulate him to exercise by playing WiiSports and WiiFit.
How can I help Reggie?
We’re sure that Reggie checks our site every now and then since the frontpage of WiiHealthy was shown during Nintendo’s E3 press conference! We need your help to convince Reggie to play more healthy Wii-games. When we have a whole bunch of signatures and supportive messages for Reggie we will send him an email with the petition.
It’s important to spread the word to other gamers by placing a banner or a link in your forumsignature or telling a friend about it. It doesn’t matter how, just make sure that we have as many signatures as possible! Every signature counts and helps Reggie getting fitter.