Nintendo has announced that Wii Fit is heading around the UK in a national tour which kicks off this week.

Heading for venues as varied as shopping centres and universities, Nintendo and their team of Wii Fit staff will be hitting the streets with the aim of showing you "just how easy and fun it can be to exercise in your living room with Wii Fit - regardless of age or fitness level".

Starting this week in Bristol, the Nintendo Wii Fit tour will visit a number of events, shopping centres and universities across the country until the end of June including the Grand Designs Show in London and hot spots in Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Southampton.

The Wii Fit launches across the UK on 25 April 2008 for £69.99.

Meanwhile in Japan Mario Kart Wii has topped the Japanese software charts selling nearly 600,000 units in its first week, according to the latest chart data from Media Create.