Wii Fit vs. Let's Yoga


If you happen to also follow our shenanigans over at DS Fanboy, you might have noticed the yogathon we just wrapped up, courtesy of Let's Yoga, a DS yoga trainer. With the release of Wii Fit, we've now got a great opportunity to compare two entirely different games that include yoga lessons. Five years ago, did you think you'd see that on a gaming site? Viable exergaming options -- we never thought we'd see the day. But how do the two titles stack up to one another? Check out our handy comparison chart, available after the break.

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Let's Yoga
(DS)
Wii Fit
(Wii)

Price $29.99 $89.99
Length Variable Variable
Activities
Yoga only
Yoga, aerobics, strength training, balance, silliness
Your mom:
What?
Saw it on the news!
Poses


Tips for easy poses
Yes
Only a few general tips
Pictures of poses
Yes Yes
Rotatable views of poses
Yes Yes
Props needed
No Yes (but it IS included)
Number of poses
75+ 15
Number of unlocked poses at beginning of title
65+
5
Beginning poses (basic sitting/standing)
Yes
Sort of went over standing (mountain) pose, but not really
Advanced poses
Yes
Yes
Instructions


Audio instructions
Yes
Yes
Instructions clear and easy to understand
Yes
Yes
Written guidelines
Short onscreen instructions
Short onscreen instructions
Instructions on proper alignment
Yes
Yes
Lessons


Beginner friendly
Yes
Yes
Length of first lesson
8 minutes
2 minutes for first pose
Discomfort after first session
No
Yes (tree pose + balance board = hurt ankles)
Performance feedback
No
Yes
Usability


Easily accessible video/animated clips
Yes Yes
Pose demos
Yes
Yes
Pause during demos
Yes
Yes
Portable
Yes
Only if you're Ben Heck
DIY workout function
Yes Yes -- selectable poses
Extras


Multiple models/teachers
Yes
Yes
Presence of Snapjaw-like creatures
No
Yes
Spiritual/lifestyle instruction that is probably unnecessary
Yes
No
Creepy robo teacher
No DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS WHITE MANNEQUIN PERSON THING


We're all about Wii Fit! Check out our early impressions of the fitness title, our old DIY balance board, and keep your eyes peeled for more exclusive Wii Fit-related content.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.