I initially purchased the Wii fit plus because I wanted to step up my fitness game a little bit. I had already owned the Wii fit original and heard good things about the new upgraded version. It turned out to be a really great move for me because there are some shops that you can go to and trade your Wii Fit in for money off of a new Wii Fit Plus. After doing all of that, I was not disappointed at all. Prior to the trade, the techs showed me how to transfer my Wii Fit profile.I was able to customize my own workout plan and set goals to get better results. I was also able to focus and target my own personal " trouble spots" as well. It allows me to work on a specific area or do something else, like warm up or explore my favorites that I have saved. I can count and estimate my calories burned and even view a list of foods that are equal or near equal to the amount burned. I can also find out what I would need to do to burn off calories for a specific food I have eaten or plan to eat as well. The upgrades made to Wii Fit plus are extensive in my opinion because they are flexible in some ways and can be applied to different scenerios. More than one person can have a profile which is also really cool. I really love it and would certainly recommend it for the whole family. We have all become a bit healthier as a family and I don't think tat would have been accomplished so easily without the help of our Wii Fit Plus System. I would also suggest you try a store where you can get cash off.