Iwata: Wii Sports Club Could Come Out Via Retail
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently revealed that Wii Sports Club – the HD remakes of the original Wii Sports activities – could see a retail release.
In a Q&A following a second-quarter financial results briefing, Iwata talked about the company's pricing strategy when it comes to digital releases before stating, "I do not deny the possibility that Wii Sports Club may become packaged software in the future. However, for the future of Wii U, we have prioritized releasing tennis and bowling by the end of this year."
Bowling and tennis will release via the Nintendo eShop tomorrow (November 7), with the other sports (baseball, boxing, and golf) set to come out some time in the future.
The Wii Sports Club iterations of the sports now feature HD looks, Motion Plus compatibility, online versus play, and other online features.
If Nintendo decides to do this, it will be interesting to see what the pricing is. Personally, I feel like the eShop pricing of $9.99 per sport is high, but the $1.99 day pass (which lets you play all the sports unlimitedly for 24-hours is a good deal. Wouldn't it be funny if this comes out for Wii U and ends up selling the system better than any actual Wii U title?