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Even with Nintendo’s focus on the Wii U during this year’s E3, there are many questions we still don’t know the answers to regarding the upcoming console. The publisher still isn’t ready to announce a price point or specific launch date, and we don’t know what the retail package will include. Part of the success of the original Wii was the decision to bundle it with the popular Wii Sports, a title that put the system’s hardware capabilities front and center. Considering that Nintendo Land is hoping to accomplish the same goal, many at the show have speculated whether or not the game will be included in the Wii U purchase. Earlier tonight after a Nintendo roundtable that focused on the game, that question was the first to be brought up when the presentation shifted to Q&A.
When asked about the possibility of this happening, Nintendo software producer Katsuya Eguchi responded “If you think of Wii U and Nintendo Land as having the same relationship as Wii Sports and Wii, the concept is kind of similar. You may be able to imagine a scenario similar to that.” He then reminded the audience that Wii Sports was sold separately in Japan, being included as a pack-in only in North America.
During the same discussion, the producer also confirmed that save files and WiiWare/Virtual Console purchases from the Wii will indeed transfer to the Wii U. We’ll have more Nintendo information tomorrow night after their Software Showcase presentation that focuses on the 3DS.
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I kinda figured that it already was going to be.
If it does that would be great. But if it doesn't then come with the Wii U and it would make the console cheaper then I would prefer that.
only way im gettin it
Well, that's exactly what they seemed to be getting at in the conference. It's going to be bundled. They created it to help consumers UNDERSTAND the Wii U. Apparently we need it.
I was already under the assumption it was going to be bundled... the news that there is a possibility that it couldn't be is a little depressing
I expected this
I would be surprised if it didn't come bundled, especially since they talked about the relationship between wii sports and the wii.
I hope it does. I want to play it, but... I really don't want to buy it as a standalone product. Even if I'm paying for it alongside the WiiU console, the argument could still be made that you're getting the game for free.
And it's great to hear about the Virtual Console games.
Awesome. Looks great.
I kind of wish that it would come with a "wii u sports" game, because that would be fun, but this seems to capture wii u's tablet controls better.
it better come bundled. No way am i paying a seperate $50-60+ for that game.
If its a pack-in that's meant to showcase some of the potential of the WiiU Gamepad, then I can approach it in a different way and find some enjoyment playing it.