Illustration for article titled The Sega Saturn Reborn As A Scale And Body Monitor
Image: Sega, Tanita

The Sega Saturn doesn’t only live on in our memories, but as a bathroom scale in Japan.

Japanese scale maker Tanita created this, which actually isn’t just a scale. It’s also a body composition meter.


The official English language description reads:

Sega Saturn represented a leap into the new age of entertainment. Body Composition Monitor changed the way people manage their health. This is a collaboration item between Sega and Tanita. Let’s go forward together. Korede game ha dekinaiyo.

That last part means, “You cannot play a [video] game with this.” You can, however, stand on it.

According to Livedoor, this went on sale April 13 for 6,000 yen ($56).

The Mega Drive gets a mini version, and the Saturn gets a scale. Go figure!

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter