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Wii Sports

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Wii Sports
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Details
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Japan December 2, 2006
Europe December 8, 2006
Australia December 7, 2006
North America November 19, 2006
Platform(s) Wii
Rating(s) ESRB: ESRB E.png - Everyone
PEGI: PEGI 3.png - Ages 3+
CERO: CERO A.png - All ages
Input(s) Wii Remote
Wii Remote + Nunchuck
Game ID RSPE01
Game chronology
Previous game
First game in series
Next game
Wii Sports Resort
On affiliated sites
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This article is about the video game, and should not be confused with the series of the same name.

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 ever in which Miis appears. It has sold nearly 83 million copies and is the fourth-best selling game of all time as of 2024, as well as Nintendo's best-selling game.[1]

The game shortly became a success and later got sequels as well as a few spin-offs, turning into a series with multiple games such as Wii Sports Resort, Nintendo Switch Sports and Pilotwings Resort. A remake of Wii Sports released in 2013 on the Wii U titled Wii Sports Club.

Gameplay

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.

Sports

Name Screenshots
Tennis WS Tennis Menu.png
Baseball WS Baseball Menu.png
Bowling WS Bowling Menu.png
Golf WS Golf Menu.png
Boxing WS Boxing Menu.png

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Shortly after the release of the game, there was an updated version of the game, 1.1.1. This update made some minor changes (such as adding a cutscene to baseball) and bugfixes to the game. Version 1.1.1 is far more common than version 1.0.
    • This makes version 1.0 the preferred version for fans because of the lack of the cutscene.
    • The easiest way to determine if a copy is version 1.0 or 1.1 is to see if the Wii Remote icons have Jackets on them, which they only do in 1.1

Gallery

See also: Category:Wii Sports images

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Wiiスポーツ
Wii Supōtsu
Wii Sports

External links

References

Wii series games
Tomodachi series
Swapnote series
Other Mii-centered games
Non-Mii games for the Wii
Non-Mii games for the Nintendo 3DS
Non-Mii games for the Wii U
Non-Mii games for the Nintendo Switch
Non-Mii games for other platforms