The lights are on
Nintendo's decision to include Wii Sports for free with the Wii really helped consumers understand its then-new motion controls and propel the console to unbelievable heights. Now the five sports from that game are back in HD and with other new features in tow.
The game's bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing, and golf sports will be available individually for $9.99 each in the Nintendo eShop. Tennis and bowling will be available on November 7, with the other sports to follow at an undisclosed time. If you don't want to purchase these outright, you can also buy a $1.99 day pass that lets you play all the sports for a 24-hour period.
The sports have been given an HD makeover, feature Wii MotionPlus compatibility, and now include online versus play. The game uses the latter feature to inaugurate the Wii Sports Club, where you sign up to state or regional clubs. This allows you to chat with others in the Miiverse, compete with those in your own club, and also take on members of other clubs in order to increase your club's overall ranking. When you download Wii Sports Club you'll get a free 24-hour trial pass to any of the sports.
Our Take:I think a lot of people will enjoy spending time with these Wii classics, but when you consider that they were originally free, having to pay $9.99 per sport seems exorbitant.
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WiiU is turning out to be a great system to play all the games I've already played. Seems like WiiU is the the Wii you shoulda gotten in 2006
Ok, so it looks like I have 3 choices. I can spend $20 to purchase Wii Sports brand new, or even less to get it used at GameStop. So $20 or less for the entire game including all sports, or I can spend $9.99 per sport for a total of $49.95 if I want them all. Is that really worth it just to have the game in HD and have online play? I think whoever thought that up had been knocking back a few alcoholic drinks with breakfast.
$9.99 each? I mean it's cool and all, but pricey for something this old.
I remember loving boxing and tennis.
the price is fine
I imagine, anyone that is interested in this title already owns a WII. Considering it was a free bundle with the WII I figure anyone itching for a work out might just dust off their WII and make use of it that way. I don't see many old Nintendo faithfuls buying something that was last gen and came free.
But then again Nintendo wouldn't be alive today doing what its doing today without its loyal (blind?) fans that will somehow managed to make it seem like a privilege to get a rehash.
I do have concerns however, that seeing the possibilities of Kinect 2.0, it won't be long till MS comes out with their derivative of a fitness "game" at some point too.