Developer Imagineer has announced that its Nintendo Switch title Fitness Boxing has sold over one million units worldwide. The game is available as a digital download and doesn’t require additional accessories.
During the early months of closures due to COVID-19, gyms were one of the many businesses forced to close their doors. Those who wanted to get in some exercise had to resort to YouTube videos. The Nintendo Switch was in high-demand, and it was hard for the company to keep up.
During that time, one of the most popular games for fitness enthusiasts was Ring Fit Adventure, which required a set of physical accessories. The game quickly sold out through retailers worldwide.
Fitness Boxing, also known as Fit Boxing, became a huge success. The game was initially launched in 2018 but has risen in popularity. Players can download the game from the Switch eShop and begin playing immediately. Players use the Joy-Cons to follow the moves on the screen.
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Fitness Boxing is an exercise game where players can box, but also enjoy other physical training in a game-based way. The game has an instructor who helps players get moving. In Japan, the instructor has popular voice actors. The instructors have customizable options for those who want to change up their looks.
Players can choose to train from 10-40 minutes at a time in Normal and Fast modes. The game tracks players’ progress so they can keep track. Since the Switch has two Joy-Cons, two players can exercise or compete against each other.
The game has also appealed to many because of its use of popular songs, which could also be a deterrent for others who aren’t into the pop genre. Some of the songs include “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.” While in Single Player mode, players can choose a song to workout to.
The game doesn’t have a story mode and is primarily for working out for small amounts of time every day. The game is rated T but has been played by adults. It’s a great digital game for a low cost that has served as an alternative to Ring Fit Adventure for many gamers, especially during the COVID-19 situation.
Fitness Boxing is available now on the Nintendo Switch.