Wii Sports is a 2006 sports video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. The game was released in North America along with the Wii on November 19, 2006, and was released in Japan, Australia, and Europe the following month.
Wii Sports contains five sports games, tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and boxing. Players use the Wii Remote to mimic actions performed in real life sports; for example, holding and swinging the Wii Remote like a golf club, baseball bat or bowling ball. It's the first game to feature Miis as the playable characters. Miis that are saved on the Wii will appear in the crowd during bowling games and as members of human-controlled teams in baseball if the player isn't playing them. The game features training and fitness modes that monitor players' progress in the sports.
Wii Sports has been well received by critics and has become one of the most best-selling video games. At E3 2006, it won the Game Critics Award for "Best Sports Game". 1UP.com listed it as the "Best Wii Game" and "Most Original Game" in their "Best of E3 2006" feature . After the release, Wii Sports received multiple awards from various organizations, websites, and magazines.
At E3 2008, Nintendo revealed Wii Sports Resort and was released in Japan on June 25, 2009 and in nearly all other regions in the following month. It is one of the first titles to require the Wii MotionPlus accessory. The game features 11 new sports and 2 old sports, Swordplay, Wakeboarding, Frisbee, Archery, Basketball, Table Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Power Cruising, Canoeing, Cycling and Air Sports (Parachuting and Piloting). The Piloting Minigame would be turned into Pilotwings Resort.
Wii Sports ClubEdit
- Wii Sports is Wiiスポーツ (Wī Supōtsu) in Japanese
- After the Wii's release, players began incurring injuries while playing Wii Sports, among other games, when they accidentally hit other players or objects while swinging the Wii Remote. Nintendo responded by offering replacement Wii Remote wrist straps that were almost twice as thick
- Wii Sports has been featured in Tropic Thunder and in a Kellogg's Smart Start Commercial
- A sequel, Wii Sports Resort, was released in 2009, while a high-definition remake, Wii Sports Club, was released in 2013 for the Wii U.