A member of DISBoards writes that her healthy and active ten-year-old relative was ‘devastated’ when Wii Fit deemed that she was a little on the heavy side, and that the family “had to work hard to convince her that she isn’t.”

In the light of a media culture where ‘thin is beautiful’, could the huge popularity of the Wii Fit Balance Board and the sometimes-inaccurate BMI measurement scale be the catalyst for even more trouble as the game sets sits sight on the US – or is it all just a case of overreacting?

DISBoards’ forumites seem to think so, with one suggesting a letter of complaint to Nintendo would be the way forward.

People seem to forget that Wii Fit is a GAME!! Yes, it is supposed to help you get exercising, but it is still a game and not a doctor.