Wii Sports is a game released in 2006 as a launch title for the Wii console. It was also a pack-in title for the Wii in most regions, except for Japan. This is the first game in which Miis appear. It has sold nearly 83 million copies and is the fourth-best selling game of all time, as well as Nintendo's best-selling game.
Wii Sports consists of multiple different modes, with the five main modes being Tennis, Baseball, Bowling, Golf, and Boxing. There is also a Training mode in which basic skills for each of the modes can be practiced. All modes use the Wii Remote's motion controls and Boxing uses the nunchuck attachment. The player uses the controller to perform actions just like in real-life sports, such as using the remote as a golf club, or a boxing glove. The rules of the games are simplified to be easier for first-time players, as well as younger players.
Every day, the player may attempt a Wii Fitness test, which has the player play a random 3 of the training modes in sequence. The player is then given a fitness age for that day based on their score. Some of the training modes are modified slightly, so that they last longer.
Miis are awarded skill points from winning games, but lose points from coming in last place, or sometimes 2nd or 3rd place as well. The amount of points won or lost depends on various factors such as the skill of the other players, the difficulty of the game, and the amount of skill the player already has. If the player possesses a large enough amount of skill more than the other players, no skill will be awarded when winning. Miis have separate amounts of skill for each of the five games. Skill is attributed to a Mii, however, skill is not transferred when a Mii is imported to another console.
If there is an insufficient amount of players in Tennis, Boxing, or Baseball, one of 60 CPU players will be used. Each CPU player has a unique but unchanging skill level. Players are matched with CPU players of a similar skill level. Once the player's skill level goes up, new CPU players will be played against. Golf and bowling can be played alone, as in real-life, with the object of the game then being to obtain a new personal best.
Wii Sports Club is a remake of Wii Sports where all five sports use the Wii MotionPlus accessory, and boxing makes the player use a second Wii Remote instead of a Nunchuk.
- Wii Sports was the first game to be included with a Nintendo console at launch since the Virtual Boy's Mario's Tennis in 1995.
- There are 2 versions of the game, 1.0 and 1.1.1. 1.1.1 adding a few cutscenes and bug fixes. The 1.0 version is quite rare aswell.
- See also: Category:Wii Sports images
Names in other languages
- Official Japanese Wii Sports site
- Wii Sports on Wikipedia
- Official Nintendo page (defunct)
- Archived Nintendo page from 2019
- Archived Nintendo page from 2007
- Wii Sports on Gamespot
- Nintendo UK article on Black Wii bundle