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XaviX - Nintendo Wii's Expensive Little Brother



Motion sensing controllers seem to be the fad nowadays, big thanks to Nintendo of course. But if you're still one of the unlucky USA kids who cannot find a Wii, or Filipinos who are stuck with overpriced Japanese Nintendo Wii's and you still insist on playing a video game using motion sensing technology, then the XaviXPORT System is for you.

XaviX is a product of SHINSEDAI K.K of Japan and was recently launched in the United States (and also in the Philippines). It features several games that uses motion sensing technology similar to the Nintendo Wii. XaviXPORT retails for $79.99 (P3,500 in the Philippines). Here are the games available for the XaviXPORT System:

BASEBALL
Launched in August, 2004
$49.99 (MSRP)

When we started developing XaviXBASEBALL, our basic philosophy was to not just create a way to hit a ball or throw a pitch, but to simulate the entire baseball experience. The goal was to get people to savor the sensation of seeing a ball fly away far off into the distance as it arches and lands in the bleachers.

XaviXBASEBALL uses infrared sensor technology to detect speed and timing. Both the Bat and Ball include Wrist Straps with Adjuster.

TENNIS
Launched in August, 2004
$49.99 (MSRP)
When developing XaviXTENNIS, we placed a lot of emphasis on the timing required to hit a ball so that players can experience the thrill of a Tennis Match in their Living Room. As a result, you can hit back strokes, volleys, and winners with the same timing as in a Tennis Match.

XaviXTennis uses infrared sensor technology to detect the speed and timing with which you swing the racket. Each Tennis Racket includes Wrist Strap with Adjuster.

BOWLING
Launched in August, 2004
$49.99 (MSRP)
XaviXBOWLING provides a fun and unique way to Bowl in the Comfort of your Home, or wherever there is a Television. You will be amazed to see how the speed and direction of your roll affects where your ball strikes the pins and ultimately your success in Bowling. With XaviXBOWLING you can have a great time with friends and family, and improve your Bowling Skills in the process.

XaviXBOWLING uses Optical Sensors to detect the speed and direction of your swing. The ball on screen rolls in the direction you point and with the speed of your swing. The Bowling Ball includes Wrist Strap with Adjuster.

GOLF
Launched in June, 2005
$79.99 (MSRP)
The golfing population has increased steadily the past few decades and today golf is played passionately by men and women of all ages around the world. What would you say to going out for 18 holes of this universal sport to have fun and improve your skills in the Comfort of your Home? For the price of 1 Round of golf you can golf with friends and family as many times as you like!

XaviXGolf comes with the XaviX Swing Sensor which uses Optical Sensors to capture your swing and transmit it to the XaviXPORT. Golf Clubs include Wrist Strap with Adjuster.

BASS FISHING
Launched in June, 2006
$79.99 (MSRP)
XaviXBassFISHING has been designed to act and feel like you are out on the lake, but you are really indoors! Analyze the lakes to find your target fish and cast any way you like – overhand, from the side or underhand. There are 12 lures available, so try different lures and bass fishing techniques such as “reeling in and stopping” until you discover what works for you. Make sure to keep a close eye on the line tension!

XaviXBassFISHING uses Radio Frequency (RF) technology to detect your casting of the lure and reeling of the XaviX Fishing Rod and Fishing Reel. XaviX Rod comes with Wrist Strap with Adjuster.

LIFESTYLE MANAGER
Launched in December, 2006
$149.99 (MSRP)
Considering we all have different preferences, we believe that no one can determine better than you what is best for YOUR lifestyle. Naturally, there are some guidelines and known facts as to health and lifestyle, but it really comes down to how you want to live your life that should matter to you. The XaviX Lifestyle Manager (XLM) works as an amazing mirror to show you where you are with your lifestyle and how to change it according to what you want.

XLM uses Radio Frequency (RF) technology to communicate weight data. Simply step on the XaviX Scale to wirelessly transmit your weight information to the XaviX System Cartridge in the XaviXPORT.

JMAT
Launched in September, 2005
$89.99 (MSRP)
Jackie Chan is known as the best action star in the world. He is also well respected for his choreography which combines martial arts and dance. Jackie Chan and XaviX have teamed up to bring you and your family interactive fitness choreographed by Jackie! Whether you already exercise regularly, are just beginning, or simply want to have some fun, J-MAT® gets you moving like nothing you’ve experienced before.

J-MAT is made of durable and flexible materials that have been engineered to withstand the test of time! It wirelessly transmits your actions to the TV through XaviXPORT. The System tracks your overall performance, calorie burn, total numbers of steps and exercise time.

POWER BOXING
Launched in September, 2005
$59.99 (MSRP)
Increase Your Endurance to go the Distance Workout
Boxing is a wonderful way to increase your cardiovascular system, tone your arms and back and basically keep in great shape. Jackie Chan and XaviX have teamed up to bring you and your family interactive boxing that combines several key exercises with in the ring action. You will get a great workout with Jackie Chan as your trainer in the Comfort of your Home while you tone your body and improve your overall endurance in the process.

PowerBoxing Gloves are made of soft, flexible materials that have been engineered to withstand the test of time. Your action is wirelessly picked up by Optical Sensors


Now let's compare the price of the Nintendo Wii to this very limited (and expensive) game system. Lets base the price on the USA market. XaviXPORT System on the other hand retails for $79.99, +$49.99 on Baseball, +$49.99 on Tennis, +$49.99 on Bowling, +$79.99 on Golf, +$59.99 on Power Boxing. That totals to a whopping $369.94 USD! And that's about it that you could squeeze from the XaviX system.

The Nintendo Wii on the other hand retails for $249 and comes bundled with Wii Sports. Wii Sports includes Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Boxing and Bowling. Now that's 5 out of 6 of XiaviX available games! And Wii Sports are far more better than the games of XaviX.

You're better off spending your money on a Nintendo Wii. Shigeru Miyamoto has already confirmed that he is working on Wii Music and Wii Health Pack to be released this year.
XaviX - Nintendo Wii's Expensive Little Brother Reviewed by Glen on 5/13/2007 02:37:00 AM Rating: 5

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