Research is back to ruin the fun once again, this time claiming to somewhat surprisingly find that active "get fit" style games don't make kids more active.
Researchers in Houston gave two groups of kids who didn't already own a Wii Nintendo's motion-controlled console.
The first group played active games like Wii Fit, while the second group played more traditional inactive games like Super Mario Galaxy.
The kids wore accelerometers for 13 weeks and had data taken at weeks one, six, seven and 12.
The results found that those in the active game group averaged 25 to 28 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity each day, compared to 26 to 29 minutes in the inactive group, reports Reuters.
"Frankly we were shocked by the complete lack of difference," said researcher Tom Baranowski.
However, the same might not ring true for adults. Another study has found it doesn't matter how much time a child spends sitting down, as long as they get their recommended 30-60 minutes of exercise per day, whereas more physical activity is beneficial to adults.