History VideoGame / WiiSports

18th Oct '17 1:53:50 PM bowserbros
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It might also be worth noting that ''Wii Sports'' is the best selling video game. Ever. [[note]]Of course, despite being available as a stand-alone title on store shelves, this has a lot to do with it being bundled with almost every Wii (subsequent runs have been bundled with other games instead, such as ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart Wii]]''), so nearly every Wii owner gets the game anyway, whether they even play it or not.[[/note]]
18th Oct '17 1:51:21 PM bowserbros
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While ''Wii Sports'' is looked down upon by certain fanboys for its lack of depth ([[TropesAreTools but for something like this, you don't need a plot]]), but for the motion sensing features of the controller and what it has done for video games, it has caused a big ripple effect that's still being felt today. Its [[CasualVideoGame easy-to-understand, pick-up-and-play nature]] has allowed people who don't play video games to get into it. Retirement centers are buying Wiis for the elderly to use, and use them they do. It's become the one video game that can be easily demonstrated to someone else when they ask you "why do you play video games? What makes them so fun?" Of course, by demonstrating a simplistic sports game, you're failing to capture the appeal of more complicated games like ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. But, much like ''Manga/SailorMoon'' was the "[[GatewaySeries gateway drug]]" for anime fans, ''Wii Sports'' is the same for video games.

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While ''Wii Sports'' is looked down upon by certain fanboys for its lack of depth ([[TropesAreTools but for something like this, you don't need a plot]]), but for the motion sensing features of the controller and what it has done for video games, it has caused a big ripple effect that's still being felt today. Its [[CasualVideoGame easy-to-understand, pick-up-and-play nature]] has allowed people who don't play video games to get into it. Retirement centers are buying Wiis for the elderly to use, and use them they do. It's become the one video game that can be easily demonstrated to someone else when they ask you "why do you play video games? What makes them so fun?" Of course, by demonstrating a simplistic sports game, you're failing to capture the appeal of more complicated games like ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. But, much like ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Manga/SailorMoon'' was were the "[[GatewaySeries gateway drug]]" drugs]]" for anime fans, ''Wii Sports'' is the same for video games.
30th Jul '17 5:31:01 PM TristanJeremiah
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* TechDemoGame: Along with ''VideoGame/WiiPlay'', it did this for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} software
26th Jun '17 8:23:44 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* FingerlessHands: Despite these, the Miis can still participate in a number of sports that require them to hold things, from tennis to ''bowling''.

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* FingerlessHands: Despite these, the Miis can still participate in a number of sports that require them to hold things, from tennis to ''bowling''.''bowling.''



* NostalgiaLevel: The golf courses in the original game are all modernized updates of the courses from ''Golf'' for the NES. ''Wii Sports Club'' includes three sets of holes- the originals, the ''Wii Sports Resort'' holes, and a new set.

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* NostalgiaLevel: The golf courses in the original game are all modernized updates of the courses from ''Golf'' for the NES. ''Wii Sports Club'' includes three sets of holes- the holes--the originals, the ''Wii Sports Resort'' holes, and a new set.
3rd Jun '17 2:54:02 PM nombretomado
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You've probably already heard about ''Wii Sports''. If you're not into video games, then you probably heard the media, [[CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer getting it wrong as they always do]], referring to it as the {{Wii}} itself, not making a distinction between the game and the system that comes with it (but being bundled with the system doesn't help). If you are into video games, you of course already knew about it. And no matter who you are, you've probably already played it.

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You've probably already heard about ''Wii Sports''. If you're not into video games, then you probably heard the media, [[CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer getting it wrong as they always do]], referring to it as the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} itself, not making a distinction between the game and the system that comes with it (but being bundled with the system doesn't help). If you are into video games, you of course already knew about it. And no matter who you are, you've probably already played it.



The game seems to have spawned a series of games that is typically referred to as the "Wii series", games that are all named Wii "(insert something here)", that focus primarily on using Miis to play games, such as ''WiiPlay'', ''VideoGame/WiiMusic'', ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', ''VideoGame/WiiParty'' and a true sequel, ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'' that uses the newly introduced Wii Motion Plus accessory for more advanced control. ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'', and ''{{Pilotwings}} Resort'' all feature Wuhu Island as their main setting. ''Wii Sports'' also got its own UpdatedRerelease on WiiU under the title of ''Wii Sports Club'', which added online functionality and refined Wii Motion Plus control. It launched on November 7, 2013 as a downloadable game, then later on July 25, 2014 as a retail game. The downloadable version offers the ability to either permanently buy each sport separately, or rent the whole package at once for one day.

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The game seems to have spawned a series of games that is typically referred to as the "Wii series", games that are all named Wii "(insert something here)", that focus primarily on using Miis to play games, such as ''WiiPlay'', ''VideoGame/WiiMusic'', ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', ''VideoGame/WiiParty'' and a true sequel, ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'' that uses the newly introduced Wii Motion Plus accessory for more advanced control. ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'', and ''{{Pilotwings}} Resort'' all feature Wuhu Island as their main setting. ''Wii Sports'' also got its own UpdatedRerelease on WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU under the title of ''Wii Sports Club'', which added online functionality and refined Wii Motion Plus control. It launched on November 7, 2013 as a downloadable game, then later on July 25, 2014 as a retail game. The downloadable version offers the ability to either permanently buy each sport separately, or rent the whole package at once for one day.
21st Mar '17 4:39:35 AM bt8257
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You've probably already heard about ''Wii Sports''. If you're not into video games, then you probably heard the media, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer getting it wrong as they always do]], referring to it as the {{Wii}} itself, not making a distinction between the game and the system that comes with it (but being bundled with the system doesn't help). If you are into video games, you of course already knew about it. And no matter who you are, you've probably already played it.

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You've probably already heard about ''Wii Sports''. If you're not into video games, then you probably heard the media, [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer [[CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer getting it wrong as they always do]], referring to it as the {{Wii}} itself, not making a distinction between the game and the system that comes with it (but being bundled with the system doesn't help). If you are into video games, you of course already knew about it. And no matter who you are, you've probably already played it.
6th Mar '17 10:34:10 PM FordPrefect
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* '''Boxing''' uses both the remote and the Nunchuk attachment, which plugs into the remote, to simulate punching with both fists. You can dodge by moving the fists left or right. Can be played with one or two players. The Wii U version replaces the Nunchuk support with either a one-handed or two-handed approach, using two remotes. This is a casualty of the converstion to Wii Motion Plus that ''Wii Sports Club'' as a whole recieved, since the Nunchuk was never upgraded to the standards of Wii Motion Plus.

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* '''Boxing''' uses both the remote and the Nunchuk attachment, which plugs into the remote, to simulate punching with both fists. You can dodge by moving the fists left or right. Can be played with one or two players. The Wii U version replaces the Nunchuk support with either a one-handed or two-handed approach, using two remotes. This is a casualty of the converstion conversion to Wii Motion Plus that ''Wii Sports Club'' as a whole recieved, received, since the Nunchuk was never upgraded to the standards of Wii Motion Plus.
8th Dec '16 9:10:55 AM MyFinalEdits
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* AerithAndBob: The NPC Miis, with English and other European names (Ashley, Mike, Luca, Pierre, etc.) placed alongside Japanese names like Hiroshi, Fumiko and Daisuke.
** It's turned UpToEleven with ''Wii Sports Club'', which includes Chinese and Korean names as well.

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* AerithAndBob: The NPC Miis, with English and other European names (Ashley, Mike, Luca, Pierre, etc.) placed alongside Japanese names like Hiroshi, Fumiko and Daisuke. \n** It's turned UpToEleven with ''Wii Sports Club'', which includes Chinese and Korean names as well.
8th Dec '16 1:18:10 AM MiiTrash
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* AerithAndBob: The NPC Miis, with English and other European names (Ashley, Mike, Sarah) placed alongside Japanese names like Hiroshi, Fumiko and Daisuke. It's turned UpToEleven with ''Wii Sports Club'', which includes Chinese and Korean names as well.

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* AerithAndBob: The NPC Miis, with English and other European names (Ashley, Mike, Sarah) Luca, Pierre, etc.) placed alongside Japanese names like Hiroshi, Fumiko and Daisuke. It's Daisuke.
**It's
turned UpToEleven with ''Wii Sports Club'', which includes Chinese and Korean names as well.
6th Dec '16 9:23:54 AM MyFinalEdits
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* AerithAndBob: The NPC Miis, with English and other European names (Ashley, Mike, Sarah) placed alongside Japanese names like Hiroshi, Fumiko and Daisuke.
** Turned UpToEleven with ''Wii Sports Club'', which includes Chinese and Korean names as well.

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* AerithAndBob: The NPC Miis, with English and other European names (Ashley, Mike, Sarah) placed alongside Japanese names like Hiroshi, Fumiko and Daisuke.
** Turned
Daisuke. It's turned UpToEleven with ''Wii Sports Club'', which includes Chinese and Korean names as well.
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