Earn Virtual Nintendo Chump Change For Walking

Earn Virtual Nintendo Chump Change For Walking

Sad, but true. The image of video gamers is of those overweight and adverse to exercise. With Wii Fit and Wii Sports, Nintendo tried to change that, but the Kyoto-based game company ain’t done yet.

The upcoming 3D-glasses-free Nintendo 3DS seems to be outfitted with a pedometer (of course, Kotaku is no stranger to pedometers). According to Nintendo, the 3DS is able to count steps and allot “Game Coins” based on that.

The number of steps each day is recorded and tracked in on-board software, and these Game Coins can be saved up and then be used in games that support this virtual cash.

Presently, there isn’t much more info than that, but there you go, Game Coins. Look forward to earning them as you prance about town.

3DS [Nintendo via ゲームメモ via オレ的ゲーム情報]


  • I actually like this idea. I was planning on taking it with me whenever possible anyway, because of the Tag Mode. (Even though I probably wouldn’t play it while out).

    I guess it just depends how many other people in my city will be doing the same thing… lol

  • Tie it to a ceiling fan, put it in the dryer, or use the ol’ Pokepedometer twist.

    I’ve already lost my Pokeometer.

  • Uh yeah, it tool my son about 30 seconds to figure out you can trick your pokewalker by simply taping it against your leg while sitting on the couch watching tv. I can’t see how this would be any different.

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