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WSR Basketball 3 Point Menu Icon.png
WSR Basketball Pickup Game Menu Icon.png
Icon for Basketball in Wii Sports Resort
First game Wii Sports Resort
Latest game Nintendo Switch Sports (future)
Number of players 1-4 alternating (3 Point Contest), 1-2 simultaneous (Pickup Game)
Peripherals needed None
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Basketball is a sport that first appeared in Wii Sports Resort. It supports a 3 point shooting contest alongside a pickup game.


Wii Sports Resort

Players hold a Wii Remote vertically and swing it up and down to throw a basketball.

3 Point Contest

In 3 Point Contest, players compete to see who can sink 25 balls in 60 seconds. They point the Wii Remote down and press b to pick up a ball. Orange balls are worth 1 point and blue/white balls are worth 2. If the player gets a perfect (all balls get into the hoop) then the game will award the player with extra points for the remaining time left. The maximum possible score is 50.2 [1]

Pickup Game

In Pickup Game, players play a regular match of Basketball. When they have the ball, they can press a or the d-pad to pass the ball, shake the wii remote to dribble, and b to prepare a shot, where they have 5 seconds to jump and shoot. Making a jump without shooting or taking too long forfeits the ball to the other team. When they are on defense, they can swing the Wii Remote to trophy to steal the ball, but missing may cause them to fall over. The team with the most points after 3 minutes wins. If both teams end up with the same score, it's a draw.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Notice: This article contains details of an update that has not yet been released.
As such, information in this article may be of a speculative nature. If adding content, please make sure to reference it. Release date(s): Summer 2024

Basketball is planned to be added to Nintendo Switch Sports in summer of 2024, featuring 2v2 play locally and online, along with Three-Point Challenge and Five-Streak Battle locally.[2]


3 Point Contest

Pickup Game


  • If the player holds the 2 button before pressing OK, the game will be set to nighttime.