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What if Nintendo announced Wii Sports U?

Imagine if  Wii had launched without Wii Sports. Trying to explain to gamers, let alone the general public, the appeal of the Wii remote for games would have been a pretty tough job.

Wii Sports not only served as a great introduction of and showpiece for the controller (which Nintendo Land attempts to do on Wii U), but it paired that with very common activities that every member of the audience can relate to. I’m certainly a fan of Nintendo Land, but that’s because I can see the fun that touchscreens and asymmetrical multiplayer brings to experiences that I’m familiar with. What Nintendo needs if it wants to catch that wide, non-gamer audience again is to show off what the gamepad brings in a way that everybody can immediately understand.

So why not bring back Wii Sports?

*Key Wii Sports title music* I know it’s burned in your brain.

Old sports

Many of the original Wii Sports events would carry over just fine, after of course they’d been rethought to take advantage of motion plus and HD graphics and some clever gamepad implementation.

Remember the original gamepad reveal which featured golf? The gamepad was placed on the floor and displayed the ball while the player stood over it to swing. A perfect example of how the device can add to gameplay without you even needing to touch it. Lowering the club could show you how much rotation you need in your wrists to slice or hook the ball, and the display would also obviously show you the type of terrain you were in.

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Baseball is another prime candidate. The pitcher holds the gamepad and decides when and how to pitch while the batter uses the remote. The potential for sneakiness and deception could add a lot of fun.

New sports

Clearly a set of new sports is where the strengths of the system could really be designed to show through.

How about a hockey shootout, where a player or players with the Wii remote control the ball while the gamepad player is goalie?

Why not bring in some new remote-only games like volleyball (or bring back tennis) and then have the option of a gamepad player acting as umpire? Introducing an element of human error (or intentional bias) into the sports would make for an interesting experience, especially with four remote players.

The recent Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games trailer had at least one interesting proposition pertaining to a possible Wii Sports U: a sport in which the player skis with the remote but then has to switch to the gamepad for shooting. The need to use both controllers interchangeably, whatever the event, could make for a great singleplayer experience.

Beyond the actual sports there’s the network capabilities of Wii U to consider as well, and these should be baked right into the experience. Miiverse integration would be easy and fun, but what about a simple Nintendo-style approach to online multiplayer? Perhaps a family vs family sports tournament. Or maybe weekly events and goals that track your progress persistently.

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Sports bundle

The main reason Wii Sports was the Wii’s best seller is doubtlessly because it was packed right in with the machine. Why not throw in or pre-install a copy with both the standard and deluxe editions of the hardware? The box could do with some rebranding anyway, and Wii Sports is a brand any Wii owner will immediately understand. Meanwhile for those who already have a Wii U the game could be available as a cheap option featured prominently on the eShop so it can sit there on your hard drive ready to evangelise your family and friends.

So what do you think? Would a new Wii Sports game help move units, or will the upcoming announcements of a bunch of core titles be enough? What sports would you like to see take advantage of the gamepad?

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  • QuizmasterBos

    I don’t know if it will move units, but what I DO think is that it seems likely Nintendo will make this eventually. Especially since Wii Fit U is also coming “soon”; it would just fit well.

  • LopsidedPasta

    I am reminded of Gru’s words from ‘Despicable Me’. “Don’t care”

    • jay

      Why are gamers so snotty towards these games? I bet Wii Sports made Nintendo more successful than these so called “hardcore” franchises.

      I had more fun with others playing Wii Sports than I ever will playing CoD or Gears of War.

      • LopsidedPasta

        Lol. You think I’m “snotty”? I didn’t think the game was fun. I love Mario, Pokémon, and Zelda. I am by no means a “hardcore only” gamer. Please.

      • Ben Kapferer

        Because believe it or not, some people don’t have the same opinion as you.

  • Myles Rodriguez

    I don’t think it would get any more units out there. Besides, with WiiFit U coming out soon, I don’t see the need.

    • Nintedward

      It definitely , definitely would sell millions of Wiiu’s. People all over the world loved Wii sports.

      So imagine a new Advert , ”All new Wii sports game only for the Wii U” . 10 million copies+ sold guaranteed.

      • jay

        I would predict 20M sold possibly more.

        • Newness

          Lol.. No

          • Nintedward

            It probably would. Wii sports is the highest selling game of all time , Pack in or no pack in.

          • Newness

            Would it help increase sales? Absolutely. 20Million though? No way man.

      • Forbsz

        Nah don’t bring the casual market back then once again Nintendo will forget about it’s loyal fans and focus on casual and forget about the games us fans want and focus on shit.

      • Newness

        You had me until you said 10million sold guaranteed. I think it would do well and pretty much everyone with a Wii U would snag it and it would move some consoles but I’m not sure about 10million+ and nothing’s guaranteed.

        • Nintedward

          Wii sports was what sold 10′s of millions of Wii’s on its own in the first place , My statement is common sense.

          if Nintendo released a new Wii sports U game , it would EASILY clear 10 Mill life time maybe 20 Mill+ . Not all in the first week , I’m talking over a few years.

          • Newness

            You have some points BUT you can’t say easily or guaranteed though. There’s no guarantee. Sure would it do well? Absolutely, I personally would be buying it. Over the consoles lifetime sure..I bet it could get to 10mill. But there wouldn’t be an instant frenzy getting there. 3.5 million consoles have been sold so far so that would need to be 6.5 million more but over a lifetime you’re probably right

    • jay

      Take your “H@rdc0r3″ helmet off. There’s millions of people who would buy a Wii U for this game alone.

  • Robknoxious1

    It was the Wii Remote novelty that caused the Wii to take off like it did. Swing your arm and golf – bowl – hit a tennis ball. It was intuitive and new. Now it’s been there done that. I don’t think people will be influenced because its in HD now.

    Couldn’t hurt though.

    • NatT96™

      One word: Innovative

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    That would definitely help. I think it’s a good idea.

    • andrewjcole

      Picture it. Wii Sports Online. Comes free with Wii U’s. TV adverts on every channel. People looking up at their TV after hearing the title. They would buy it in a heartbeat! This is that “game” that everybody says the Wii U needs. Go for it, Nintendo!

  • Mochlum

    I would like that… only if Nintendo puts a lot of effort. I think it would be awesome if it had:
    *Had all original sports, plus new ones
    *Old controls and maybe some new gamepad controls for the old games.
    *ONLINE FOR GOD SAKES!
    *Exploration/customization of the island may be cool.

    • AAAkabob

      If it was online I would buy again

      • jay

        MILLIONS would buy it again.

    • jay

      I predicted Nintndo would launch the Wii U with Wii Sports HD with online play…… I was wrong :(

  • Jon

    would be neat, lots of good sports, real sports as well as some sports with twists

  • http://www.facebook.com/iraisa.garcia.7 Iraisa Garcia

    Wii Sports U would be a great game. It should have golf, baseball, frisbee golf, bowling, sky diving, and more. ( I just can’t think of more at the moment ) They should even have prizes like, bungy jumping and more. ( Can’t think of more now) It would be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Aqua Team

      This dude said frisbee lol “Just pretend the GamePad is a frisbee and you know the rest!”

      Maybe the xbox1 will come with sports, id definitely play frisbee with it

      • jay

        Wii Sports Resort had frisbee and it was crazy accurate.

  • Paul

    So Nintendoland.

    • DWraySweZ

      mediocre.. would be so much better with online intergration but nintendo didnt want to… I support Nintendo all the way but often gasp at what they dont take advantage of. Like Pokemon XY would be a perfect game to convert to HD place on the Wii U with Xplay with the 3DS but will Nintendo do that? No… because they have a different Vision then the rest of us.. not always well thought out but its something different.

      • AJ Chioino

        pokemon – Pocket Monsters. was meant for handhelds since the beginning of creation. im sure theyll come out with another coliseum or stadium down the road.

        It would indeed be awesome if they made a pokemon MMO as a wii u exclusive though. one can dream :/.

    • ancientgamer

      i really enjoyed it, more so then sports for wii, it should of been packaged withe the basic version as well though

      • bizzy gie

        Wii Sports was better.

      • http://twitter.com/akkunari Kaji Ura

        Wii Sports was definitely more fun for me.

    • Kaihaku

      Nintendoland is brilliant with three or more people playing locally, but it’s a lackluster title with less than that.

    • tronic307

      If it had Metroid Blast online.

      • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

        The whole game should be online imo!

        • wober2

          i am really surprised that nintendo did not make this online with dlc as mini games, challenges and maps… missed oppty for easy cheap content.

          • http://twitter.com/akkunari Kaji Ura

            Considering whole Wii U launch was rushed, I bet they had to cut out stuff and online features might’ve been one of them. But yeah, it makes me wonder which year Nintendo is still living in because it’s 2013 and you (Nintendo) still end up releasing a game with strong multiplayer features WITHOUT online play.

          • Elem187

            Because Nintendo is a firm believer in local multiplayer over online. Its not because they can’t do it, they just prefer local multi…

            Its the culture in Japan. The Japanese mostly tend to buy more handhelds than consoles, and they mostly rather travel to meet up with friends to play local multi. Nintendo designed the Wii U mostly around the idea of local multiplayer. It would be nice if they started to think of their western consumers a bit and added online multi to both Nintendoloand and NSMBU, because the distances between friends can be up to hundreds of miles in western countries.

          • wober2

            I cannot believe with NSMBU they did not include pro controller support, and have not yet patched to allow it. That seemed like a weird mistake to me. Or not being able to use the gamepad and a wiimote as proper coop but rather the gamepad has to add blocks and not act as a player2.

          • http://twitter.com/akkunari Kaji Ura

            In that case Nintendo need to get their heads out of their asses. Also no reason to have both local and online multiplayer.

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      Waluigiland

    • http://weeklyrift.com/ Tim Biggs

      Great for Nintendo fans. Wii U needs to appeal wider.

    • Jason Wilkins

      Suffers from the same problem Wii Sports did…it was just a demo without a finished product. We knew Wii Sports was basically a demo for five hopefully future Nintendo games.

      Likewise, Nintendo land is really a tech demo, not a full game.

    • JuleyJules

      I’m not following. Nintendoland is fun but nothing like WiiU Sports would be for getting some casual players to join the fun.

  • ancientgamer

    its not going to move units if it does show up and honestly i dont think it would sell to well on its own, wii sports sold well because it was sold as a packed deal with pretty much if not all wii’s

    • jay

      Not true. In a lot of countries it was sold seperately and moved units like crazy.

      Half the people who bought a Wii was because it was pre-packed with Wii Sports duh.

      • ancientgamer

        i dont think they bought a console just because a game like that was bundled with it, a game like that doesn’t warrant a console sale, it only aids it

    • JuleyJules

      It would sell well if it was done well and has features people want. Online, new sports, mini golf and golf with lots of courses, bowling, baseball and other familiar sports. Perhaps dlc for later on for extra courses or something that’s optional for anyone who wants it. Various tennis courts or tournaments for the sports online and local too.

      • ancientgamer

        yes having online would make it tons better, especially for boxing n golf among others

  • Scott IsMe

    I’m realizing now that a lack of wii u sports has been (for me) an unrealized disappointment. When the Wii U was revealed, the golf and baseball scenes were the ones I discussed most with friends and colleagues. Nintendoland did not sufficiently fulfill that role.

    • djvalbnc

      exactly my thoughts…theres alot of features missing which were shown in the official trailer of wii u..hmm..probably some strategy of nintendo to complete all feautures and launch all great nintendo games when ps/xbox launches…

    • Elem187

      You do know that the video for Wii U Sports that released last year was a parody, right?

      • Ben Kapferer

        I think he’s talking about a different video.

        • Gordon Blakey

    • Jason Wilkins

      Wii U sports would help to remind casual gamers that the Wii U exists (remember, as first time gamers, they aren’t used to the idea of buying new consoles). Hopefully if they do release Wii U sports, they will do it right. We all knew Wii Sports was a demo yet there were no games. It took Nintendo YEARS to release a punchout game. Nintendo should release a new sports series then release FULL versions of those games (not just 3 innings of baseball).

  • DWraySweZ

    The Wii U isnt the goto system for the causual today because of the tablets, its obvious, it isnt the goto system for the hardcore because it doesnt have the power. The Wii U is for those who want unique gaming experiences of their favorite franchises. I for one only play Nintendo systems after owning every gen from them for nearly 25 years, after experiencing Artari 2600, Comadore64, Sega Genisis,32x, Saturn, Dreamcast, GameGear, PS1, PS2,PS3, Xbox, Xbox360, and some PC- Nintendo is the only company that keeps bringing titles that I can still play years later without losing intrest. I havent played any systems games other than Nintendo’s 1st parties games- maybe square enix too- after I either beat them or just grew bored of them. I havent played an EA sports game since Madden 08, I dont often play Sonic games, games by the creators of fallout, oblivion, skyrim are cool for a while until they are over taken by something more beautiful and in depth. in fact Nintendo’s Fire Emblem offer way more replay then games like that and I am sure to play that years from now. Gaming companies like Capcom, and Ubisoft who work well with Nintendo make enjoyable games for Nintendo and often take advantage of their hardware and create an almost Nintendo like quality game I love as much as any game Nintendo makes but eventually they lack the whimsy that makes them memorable years later. Resident Evil is one title that gain a massive following, started by PS but made its make with GameCube… thing is Nintendo makes games ment to bring fun to you, not experience not ment to last, such as Microsoft, whose Halo was just a better Golden Eye multiplayer experince which is now no better than any other FPS out there, and Fable is mediocre RPG fair that I never could find an emotional tie too. Some Sony games I admit are amzing, but so few and far between, such as upcoming Last of Us, or classics like Sly Cooper and or Uncharted.. Not knocking any company but none bring the games home like Nintendo.

    • AAAkabob

      TL;DR

      • DWraySweZ

        then why even comment… i should go make a blog :(

    • jay

      “it isnt the goto system for the hardcore because it doesnt have the power”

      Anyone who says they don’t like the Wii U because of its lack of power is simply trolling. XboxOne and ps4 aren’t even out yet, so HOW THE HELL could the most advanced console be “too weak” for anyone?

      This is just silly!!

      • Ben Kapferer

        Because nobody can think that way sincerely? It’s all a trick to make you angry?

  • Nintedward

    I always ask my self why there isn’t a Wii sports online. Imagine Wii sports bowling online with Leaderboards. For example who’s had the most strike turkeys in the world and wins and loses etc… average score. I would play that …. all the way through the Wiiu’s life cycle. And all the other sports too.

    Come to think of it ‘Wii Sports Online’ would be the ultimate name for the game and a true system seller!!!

    • D.M.T

      A better system seller would be realistic sport games made for Nintendo exclusively for Nintendo systems. Not everyone is a fan of cartoonish sport games. Nintendo needs to create Nintendo Sports, a studio that will make realistic sport games for Nintendo. This canceled baseball game should be made for Wii U

      • jay

        This game was going to be the most advanced baseball sim in gaming. I think it was cancelled due to a deal between the MLB and EA.

        Correct me if I’m wrong here.

        • D.M.T

          It was canceled because 2K Games decided to put their baseball game on GameCube. This game was being developed by 2K and published by Nintendo. I think that Nintendo should have released it for GameCube anyway because the game was completed and ready to launch.

      • Nintedward

        Well , I for one would be happy with a new Wii sports game with online.
        After all it would have to use Mii’s.

        I would be happy if Nintendo started doing games like the game you pictured above , that would be sweet.

      • Gabriel Dowdy

        Yes you are correct. This would be awesome, not a big sports game fan but if Nintendo did this I would support in a heartbeat.

      • ByteManNeo

        I said this late last night on this thread, and it’s roughly the ssme as what you said, but…

        I would much rather Nintendo create a 1st or 2nd-party sports division focused on full-blown sports sims like Madden or MLB The Show. A Nintendo NFL title would effectively tear EA a new one as it would take the sting of losing EA out of the loss. And a quality MLB title (let’s call it Nintendo MLB 20XX for now), fully integrating the GamePad’s features, could effectively eliminate the 1st-party advantage Sony has with The Show. Just keep Mario and crew out of the stadiums (except for Seattle in the MLB 20XX title, as Nintendo OWNS them), and you may have something to bring in even the dudebros. The Big N is sitting on more cash than God right now, tell me that this wouldn’t be a great thing. One more nail in EA’s coffin, I’d wager, if it’s done right.

      • dasapolis

        They should try teaming up with Konami for a few exclusives. I realize most people would rather buy FIFA than PES, but maybe Nintendo could help them improve.

      • Ben Kapferer

        Well, apparently EA lost the license for Madden (I don’t know if they are losing the right to publish NFL games or not). Maybe there’s an open place for Nintendo to enter?

    • andrewjcole

      How true. I would buy that in a heartbeat!

    • jay

      I said it in 2006. IF Wii Sports had online capability, Nintendo would have dominated the online gaming market.

      Biggest mistake from Nintendo last gen.

      • Nintedward

        True that. Okay Nintendo we know the living room experience is important and you were right about that. But what about adding an online experience AS WELL.

      • http://weeklyrift.com/ Tim Biggs

        Did you play an online Wii game in the first few years? Crappy infrastructure was their biggest mistake.

    • Shaise Mughal

      Yeah!

    • Krzysztof

      I’d go one step further. Why to stick only with 1vs1 or 2vs2 games. What about truly social game of football or basketball where players could create their own teams and partcipate in country cups, continental cups and eventually World Cup. No fancy real teams or sports superstars, just social sport network. Since we’re not getting madden, FIFA etc, that would be a smash hit.

    • Jason Wilkins

      Because Nintendo was slow to actually capitalize on it. We knew Wii Sports was a tech demo, not a real game. Yet they stalled on releasing full versions of those games. For example, Punchout too YEARS to come out.

      If they try this again, they need to make first party version of these games and release them in a reasonable time after the Wii Sports U game.

    • AJ Chioino

      im on board that same train with you. leaderboards and what not keep me coming back and trying harder. and tournaments would be so much fun for those sports games. any game really.

  • D.M.T

    What Nintendo needs is their own series of REALISTIC sport games, not Wii Sports with Miis playing sports.

    Anyone remembers NBA Courtside for Nintendo 64? These were realistic basketball games made exclusively for N64. The last game in this series was released for GameCube.

    Or what about the exclusive baseball game for GameCube that was cancelled? Nintendo needs their own realistic games, it will be better than releasing cartoonish Wii Sports games.

    This canceled baseball game for GC needs to be made for Wii U. Take a look at the picture below

    • Quicksilver88

      I am going to second this idea…..be it Nintendo or 2K or even pissy EA we need a few realistic sports games on U…..Baseball could be done so cool using gamepad for pitching, outfield shifts and defense, plus also roster management and such…..using the gamepad to ‘draw’ your pitches. Then use a WiiMote plus for batting and running/base stealing. Make it online mutiplayer for sure. Next up Golf……many real golfers enjoyed Tiger on the Wi because the motion control gave the most realistic experience. So keep the WiiMote for swings but use the gamepad for a scorecard and course overview, shot planning and club management. I just hope it happens and thus far am very dissapointed by the lack of vision 3rd parties are showing. Gamepad is a major innovation and could/should be used to evolve so many game types for more than just mapping and off TV play. I am counting on Nintendo and the Indies to show the way then maybe the big 3rd parties will catch on.

      • Shaise Mughal

        That would be so cool, I hope they would do that, in my opinion theres hardly any doubt, thats why they have the gamepad, to revitalize the way you play

    • Shaise Mughal

      Looks amazing, this can then compete with EA sports, EA who I currently hate! Nintendo football, rugby, cricket & even wrestling too!

    • Revolution5268

      no just no nintendo is not in it for graphics fool. they are not abandoning wii sports for a new IP thats just like saying abandoning super mario will a new IP that don’t sell.

      • D.M.T

        Shut up asshole. I’m not just talking about graphics, I’m also talking about Nintendo sport games with realistic gameplay. I’m not a fan of fantasy sport games, I want the closest thing to playing the sport in real life.

    • Al Hess

      My must the discussion always be either / or, why cant it do BOTH!

  • Billy_Perry

    Please don’t develop Wii U Sports, if you want to do anything, patch Nintendoland with Online play, and then focus all other available development resources on AAA titles like Zelda and Mario.

    • Revolution5268

      no thats a bad move right there, wii sports is a new IP to nintendo and the wii u lacks that game. Wii U sports will move units and you know it.

      • Billy_Perry

        Wii U Sports will not shift units. However, If I where to explain myself it would take several lengthy paragraphs, which I doubt anyone would read, especially on a old thread such as this.

  • Guest

    Golf with Wiimote and GPad probably worked because GPad has a sensor bar on it.

    • jay

      wow didnt think of that!! Possibilities are endless!!

  • Streakin-Cobra

    Why not make a Go Vacation 2 and just put all these ideas together with online and free roaming. Oh and the ability to ride bikes at the city resort! And DLC for clothes, pets, gears, and houses. Also please make sure that non-cpu players are miis and NOT just avatars.

  • Sidney Majurie

    Wii Sports U should have been the game packed in with Wii U. I remember when I first saw that golf and baseball demo in the reel from E3 2011 I was floored. I NEED to play golf and baseball on Wii U that way!

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  • gamesplayswill

    I would like a Wii sports U were you can upgrade bats or golf clubs and customise your mii to show how well you’ve done.
    I’d also like to see dream events (like in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games)
    were you can play tennis in space or bowl in a volcano.

  • Guest

    I remember watching this at e3 2011 and i was so psyched when Nintendo showed this i have been curious ever since where is this game i am seriously hoping that nintendo is making this i mean why would you show this at e3 2011 and not release it.

    • Shaise Mughal

      They’ve obviously gotta release it somehow, otherwise they would have not shown it, your right. Like the graphics of the Wii U, Reggie said heres what the system can do at E3 2011, he walked off and those graphics were amazing! It actually looked better than PS4! Theres hopefully something to that too! It was called Japanese garden.

  • Justis Bistawros

    I remember watching this at e3 2011 and i was so psyched and later i wondered where is this game i have been wondering where is this game was or if Nintendo will even release it i mean why would you show this at e3 2011 and get me hyped and the game never getting a release.

  • Eric Degrechie

    When Nintendo revealed the Wii U at E3 I was almost certain it would launch with Wii Sports and Wii Fit. That would have hooked more of their casual install base. I remember enjoying the hell out of Wii Sports Golf when I first got the Wii. Golfing with the gamepad was one of things I looked forward to most with the Wii U.

    I think a Wii Sports U would be great, but they should have launched with it.

    • jay

      Hek I would have owned a Wii U already if those 2 games were out. They’re fun to play with family and as a couple.

  • JuleyJules

    I’m really hoping they do announce it. It’s very easy to get people to try games like Wii Sports. An updated version with HD graphics, online play or leaderboards with realistic characters (along with HD Mii’s) would go over well. At E3 2011 they showed a golf game with the gamepad and since then we’ve seen nothing. With EA not releasing any sports games they are missed on Wii U. A bundle with Nintendoland and Wii Sports U would be great and an inexpenisive version for early adopters too. If they do an ambassador program perhaps Wii Sports U should be part of that for early adopters plus whatever else they might do.

    • andrewjcole

      I was just thinking the same thing!

      • JuleyJules

        Even if it was Nintendo Land 2 or Wii Sports Resort 2 it would be good to show people more options. They could make it like NL and have the sports as some of the areas you go to or, for that matter, as DLC for Nintendo Land. If people want it they could get it but they wouldn’t necessarily have to and it would be less expensive. New systems could launch with the DLC already included in Nintendo Land. I think they need to only have the Deluxe Version and stop making the basic one all together.

        • Shaise Mughal

          Yeah, if people would want the white one, ( because thats the original ), they could also have a white deluxe addition as well.

        • andrewjcole

          That or having it included free with the deluxe set.

          • JuleyJules

            If they continue with the basic it could be included with both and current owners could get it free too.

  • TobyObey

    I think it would be a bad idea. This would probably confuse consumers even more about Wii and WiiU. I think they should advertise Nintendoland more since it’s basically a Wii Sports(but a little more fun in my opinion). But who knows, maybe they will sell more units if they made a WiiU Sports, but I think it would only confuse.

    • jay

      Nintendoland’s already out. Release Wii Sports as a second incentive to purchase a Wii U…. *Facepalm*

      • TobyObey

        But there is alredy enough confusion about the Wii and WiiU. Why make a popular Wii game then make another one in the series for WiiU when Nintendo alredy have a perfect game? Then they should make a new Nintendoland instead of a Sports game(in my opinion)

        • Revolution5268

          thats a bad move, if they abandon this game it will piss a lot of people. wii sports is in the same level as mario and zelda.

        • Newness

          With that thinking though they shouldn’t make more Mario, Zelda, Metroid or Smash Bros games… They have to capitalize in their familiar brands. That’s Nintendos strength and they have to go with it.

          • TobyObey

            I’m not saying they shouldn’t do it, but then they should heavily advertise it for the WiiU, and the advertise that WiiU is NOT an upgrade from the Wii, but a new console.

    • Shaise Mughal

      Yeah but they could include more of those features they showed us at E3 2011 like putting the gamepad on the floor and using the wii remote to swing! They’ve already did that start thing in takamarus ninja castle, now they need some other game to add that feature I mentioned 2 lines above.

      • TobyObey

        I think that would be an awesome idea! I just hink they should call it something else, so the general public don’t get confused.

  • Sora Morp

    NAHHHHHHHH…Nintendo Land 2

    • jay

      Mario Parties 12 lolololol

      • Sora Morp

        Never Happening. For me mario party series died in the gamecube era. Too much of them and there’s like already 9 for console one for DS and a upcoming one for 3DS.

    • Revolution5268

      there two different games. nintendo land was a failure to attract the consumers unlike wii sports.

  • andrewjcole

    Wii Sports Online, is a title I would order in a heartbeat!

  • Gabriel Dowdy

    Wii U Sports and Wii U Resort would, I think do wonders for the Wii U. It would recapture that Wii casual base while @ the same time they should push mature games including some of those”bro” games. We need ‘em, we need all third party support.

    • Al Hess

      I will hold off buying Wii U until it releases Wii U Sports, Wii U Sports resort, Wii U Play, Wii U Party and Wii U Fit. My wife and I have consumed a lot of hours together playing, though considered “casual gamers” we were hooked and remained so, eagerly anticipating the new Wii U. We are holding off until a suite of games targeting us is released. I can live without Tiger Woods on Wii U, EA never got it right in the first place. If Nintendo does a good job with those (like adding new courses, new challenge games and an online experience, you’ll see this version rocket again, just like the original did.

  • jay

    Imagine if Nintendo Packed this game digitally in all Wii’s and let all existing Wii U owners download it for free?

    Imagine the sales jump the Wii U would have?

    Wii Sports U

    With HD

    Online play with family and friends

    Lederboards

    Miiverse!

    • Revolution5268

      it would be the best move of all time. and for some reason that does not work they can do a price drop. Think about it they still be more cheaper then there competitors (be real people).
      but it all depends on how Nintendo will advertise it.

      • Newness

        That’s the real issue, their advertising. The Wii U is a damn fun console with tons of untapped potential. Most people that trash talk it haven’t played it. Nintendo needs to amp up the advertising

        • Revolution5268

          from what im seeing nintendo cant advertise the wii u without a strong support of games.

          • Newness

            Obviously more games are needed but some people still think the Wii U is an add on

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    Yes. 1. It would draw in customers alienated by Nintendoland (non-gamers) 2. If done right, it will be great for gamers 3. Wii U needs a party game

  • Andrei Gdo Abarca

    We NEED matchmaking for Nintendoland. I don’t have friends and i don’t care but i want to play all those games online.

  • ancientgamer

    if any i think they should have a boardgame app that has a big selection of different games that has online play battle ship anyone?

    • ancientgamer

      along with chess, risk, monopoly, ect ect, but i suppose that would have some licensing issues, still a great idea i think

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    I am looking for an announcement any day. They would be stupid not to release it. But when they do it better be called Wii U Sports. Because it is a Wii U’s Sports game. Not the Wii’s. It pisses me off that they are calling Wii U Play, Wii Play U… That doesn’t even make sense to add the U at the end of the title.

    • TaintedXGamer

      In soviet russia, Wii U play U

  • FlyingBoat

    yea, like paul said, nintendoland is the equivelent, but does we already have a sport game released, you know, wii u sports connection?

    • JuleyJules

      I’m sure a Nintendo Wii U Sports would be far superior to this awful game.

    • Christopher Castelli

      Not well reviewed..l also as far as I can tell NOT online…. It Looked decent though… I can never understand UBi , they do make some great games …. But not in this genre…. Seems it should be easier to make these type of sports games, than creating large immersive gaming worlds ….

  • RyuNoHadouken

    whack

  • Christopher Castelli

    I totally want a New Wii Sports Resort U…. With integrated Online play with friend match ups, and also team play Online . you could even do house versus house with up to 4-8 players , and random match-ups !! …. Would love to bowl online… ( Did on PS3 with my sister, but the game was nowhere as acurate as the wii U sports bowling … Wii sports resort had the Best bowling game ( by far ) of the last gen…. But it was sorely missing online play !!! The gamepad could be used for video chat during gameplay….. The scoring could be displayed on the gamepad at the same time too !!! Tennis, ping pong, golf etc… All great online possibilities !!! I am Shocked Nintendo has not already put this typre of wii u sports resort out already… It Could show better commitment to Online play, and expand the user base … Nintendo could Own the casual crowd again… Stop running away from it … There is room for hardcore too… But the causual players are where the Bulk of gaming will be going forward for Nintendo…. Hard core gamers will gravitate to Xbox/ PS3 anyways …

  • Newness

    Considering its popularity it would most likely move some units. Familiarity pulls some people in so you’d probably get people that don’t quite understand exactly what the Wii U is paying attention because they see there’s a new Sports game

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    It’s so sad that Wii U has to hope, pray and imagine games…

    • Silent

      Its so sad your Xbox one is just a glorified cable box. Its also sad that say consoles can imagine like humans. poor personification. The saddest of all is that you upvote yourself. Then you proceed to go into your other accounts to upvote yourself again.

      • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

        It’s not my Xbox, I likely won’t be getting it. I am not loyal to any brand.

        • H8ersBH8n

          Admit it, you got an Xboner for the Xbone.

  • Forbsz

    Nah fuck off wii sports was okay but Nintendo need to focus on there loyal fan base if they go back to casual I will give them the flick.

    • JuleyJules

      Nintendo can do both by focusing on the loyal fans with Mario Kart, SSB U, Mario 3D, Ww HD and the casual fans with Wii Fit U and a new Wii U Sports. I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting golf, bowling and tennis especially after E3 2011 where we saw the golf on the gamepad. It needs to have mii support even if its just optional as kids love to make miis and play as them!

  • Arthur Jarret

    Of course, wii sports U was already announced. I don’t think it will be a best seller, though – look at WS Resort sales to see the expected sales for this one.

  • Ice Climbers

    I think a Wii Sports U would be a great move, but it needs to be executed correctly. 3D Mario, Mario Kart, WW HD, Smash Bros, X, Retro’s game, and other core games need to be shown off first to show the core audience that they will support them. Then they can show Wii Sports U off. Nintendo needs to make it clear that they aren’t turning their backs on the core audience before grabbing the casual audience’s attention. Otherwise they will have nothing to fall back on if they fail to recapture the casual audience’s attention.

  • Madmagican

    I’d welcome a Wii U sports if it had some worthwhile stuff but until then I definitely prefer Nintendoland over any of the ‘Sports’ games

  • Adrian

    Am I the only person who bought a Wii U because I was excited for a Nintendo console that could play HD games? I don’t need any Nintendo”gimmicks” (yes I know they are more than gimmicks). I just want tight games!

    • ancientgamer

      i was excited for hd nintendo too but thats not the main reason i bought it, i simply like nintendo, they aren’t afraid to try new idea’s, i personaly love the pad it opens up so much possibilities for the rpg’s i love

      • Adrian

        I’m waiting for a tight RPG to use the gamepad.

    • ICHI

      Me too, Nintendo seem to be the only games dev these day’s who doesn’t need to urgently patch some game breaking bug post game release

  • Henry Hotspur

    I personally would not be interested.

    What about something like . . . I don’t know . . . Nintendo Land Resort? Now we’re talking!

    How about along with that, there’s a method of combining both theme parks together to create one gigantic park? Now you have my money ASAP.

  • Kyle Berger

    I think this is a great idea.

  • ByteManNeo

    I would much rather Nintendo create a 1st or 2nd-party sports division focused on full-blown sports sims like Madden or MLB The Show. A Nintendo NFL title would effectively tear EA a new one as it would take the sting of losing EA out of the loss. And a quality MLB title (let’s call it Nintendo MLB 20XX for now), fully integrating the GamePad’s features, could effectively eliminate the 1st-party advantage Sony has with The Show. Just keep Mario and crew out of the stadiums (except for Seattle in the MLB 20XX title, as Nintendo OWNS them), and you may have something to bring in even the dudebros. The Big N is sitting on more cash than God right now, tell me that this wouldn’t be a great thing. One more nail in EA’s coffin, I’d wager, if it’s done right.

  • manowaffles

    Really? No one is going to talk about the elephant in the room? OK, fine.

    “How about a hockey shootout, where a player or players with the Wii remote control the ball while the gamepad player is goalie?”

    THERE IS NO BALL IN HOCKEY!!! YOU PLAY WITH A PUCK!!!

    • ancientgamer

      we use a ball in street hockey

      • manowaffles

        Then say street hockey. If you just say hockey, it implies ice hockey. That’s why you have to say “Disc” first if you’re going to talk about “Disc Golf,” and no one specifies for Ball Golf.

    • ICHI

      And in England. You must be meaning ice hockey which isn’t the same game.

      • manowaffles

        Then say English or Field Hockey. When you just say hockey, it implies Ice Hockey. That’s why you have to say “Disc” first if you’re going to talk about “Disc Golf,” and no one specifies for Ball Golf.

    • http://weeklyrift.com/ Tim Biggs

      Yeah I was thinking about field hockey. Minus three points for you I’m afraid.

      • manowaffles

        Wow, apparently you all think of field hockey? Sorry, must be like calling “football” “soccer”. With most of the world hockey implies ice hockey, and English or Field hockey is specified. Like Disc Golf and Ball Golf.

    • Al Hess

      Never heard of Road Hockey? Played with a Tennis Ball.

  • Seth S. Scott

    i would buy wii sports U if it was just remade for HD….I would love another 9-18 holes in golf too.

  • David Miranda

    wii sport u would have enormous potential if open world online and wuhu island, it would be great if something like pshome, wii sport or would have enormous potential if open world online and wuhu island, it would be great if something like pshome more great would be added even if a system more sports sports accessories you purchase in wuhu hotel (Habbo Hotel) would be great to fill the island wuhu for various sports.

  • David Miranda

    Open wuhu island online mmorpg of sports.

    • Agent721

      Thats a badass idea!!

  • invible

    I really hope they do but I wont buy it but the more reason to by it the more money for Nintendo the more money for Nintendo more great games

  • ICHI

    I would like a Wii Sports U if only for the Mrs and the Kids, like I will be buying Wii Fit U for other family members. If they packed in a wii remote plus (for those who don’t have one) it would sell very well too :)

  • http://rustyshell.com/ zinger

    I’d love a new Wii Sports. I reckon once Nintendo starts marketing Wii U, a new Wii Sports (even an enhanced version of the original titles with added gamepad extras) could be a big part of that marketing. Wii Sports HD, anyone? Yes. Yes please.

  • Steven McCall

    I don’t think I would buy it myself but I do think it’s a very good idea. The fun that people had at parties playing it, and sales through word of mouth would definitely happen with an updated version of Wii Sports

  • Paul Rowe

    I would love to see this game come to the wii u,but would like nintendo to give you the option of game pad or just the wii remotes to play game as some of us older gamers would like to use the wii remotes only to play games.

    • Arthur Jarret

      I hope they give us the option to use NES controllers for the really old gamers.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Folow up on my original comment: Wii sports resort was as of March 2013, the third best selling game on the Wii, after its predecessor Wii Sports and Mario Kart Wii, with 31.89 million copies sold worldwide.

    Releasing a new title in the series ASAP could certainly cause higher demand for the Wii U. Apparently Mario Kart also sells more systems than a Smash Bros, 3D Mario or Zelda… shocking!

  • wiiu4life

    If Nintendo wanted to knock it out of the box they should have did a combo game. They should have created a Wii sports U with a Nintendoland Also it should have online with Free DLC. The thing is I think they learned the hard way you can’t have an HD system without upgraded graphics. For instance they could have had the tennis and baseball game where you set the Wii U controller in front of the tv and you could see where ball placement would be. tame thing for tennis and the table hockey game.

    There are so many awesome play mechanics they could introduce to the Wii U sports I think they need to reach out to indie developers and say hey we want new fresh takes on our sports game your job is submit 3 entries and if yours is selected that game will be featured in the next Wii U sports. and published by us. Your prize is we will fully fund one of your games for the Wii U. Now you have a new Wii U sport and you have about 10 exclusives.

  • Noel Canales

    Wii Sports is crap, no one wants that crap any more. It was cool the first time, but ask youself this question, Is Nintendo Growing?. Seriously, same old crap but with vamped up graphics just a bit to look polished. Seriously is everyone at Nintendo working on Zelda or what. We need innovation. I mean Nintendo did not really make use of the secondary annalog buttons on the shoulder left and right buttons on the gamecube controller. You know where you push it down then towards the end you feel a secondary click. I dont think any game made use of that. I am Nintendo biggest and heaviest fanman, but there comes a time where you want to say, “get your head out of your a$$ets. Everyone has their limits.All of us should grow some balls and show ours, you know,hang them out there for all of us to see, I mean that is how you become great ~ loosely based quote from Jerry Maguire movie.

  • Elem187

    “Imagine if Wii had launched without Wii Sports. Trying to explain to gamers, let alone the general public, the appeal of the Wii remote for games would have been a pretty tough job.”
    That’s the thing. Nintendo released Nintendoland to communicate the new controller and it didn’t work out so well….. I’m not writing off the system, Nintendo could still release software that does the same thing Wii Sports did for the Wii. Its probably difficult coming up with great ideas like that, but it isn’t impossible.

  • InterTreble

    As a Nintendo fan, I found Nintendo Land far more fitting than Wii Sports for our console. And I’m speaking about a game I played for years on Wii! ;)

    • boynhisblobs

      I did too, but a lot of “non-gamers” were not as taken back by Nintendo land. My wife loved Wii Sports, so much so she played with friends when I wasn’t there.
      For Nintendo land, not so much. She played it the few times I asked her to play, but never took the extra step to play alone or with another friend. It’s this area that Wii Sports filled that gap. It was games where people already understood the rules of playing, so very minimal explaining is needed. Its an interface that’s so easy anyone could do it. And there’s no real long term goals to achieve, just fun in small doses.

      Those three things, Nintendo land does not do. Sure its a pretty simple interface, but non-gamers still say, “where do i go?” when thrown smack into the middle of the amusement park. Sure, theres the menu option but you gotta tap that every time you play. The games are all simple, but you’ll still need to do a bit of explaining to your friends before starting. Also, with all the things to collect, its cool, just after you got everything you feel like its over. Something that never happened in Wii Sports, no ending.

      I guess I just feel there’s nothing wrong with creating the Wii Sports franchise. Its actually been some time since Nintendo introduced an all new series in the likes of Kirby, Mario, Zelda…etc. I think Wii Sports should be the next in that line.

      • InterTreble

        Totally see ypur point, and also agree! I’m looking forward to playing the new Mario 3D, Kart, Smash Bros, Zelda, etc. but a new release of the 90-milion-consoles-seller Wii Sports, why not? ;) It could be a great strategy for Nintendo and delightful for us to come back to Wuhu! :P It was just a comment for an underestimate masterpiece like Nintendo Land, a real jewel for Nintendo aficionados like me. And you, I can see! ;) But not everybody, you’re right! :)

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Wii Sports was a very fun game, however casual it may have been. I’d personally love to see a Wii U Sports come out, and I think its release could only be a good thing for the system.

  • Agent721

    Id prefer a new Wii Sports Resort. I still play it when friends come over…everyone loves archery!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8803617 Daniel Schwarz

    This may have a chance of capturing the attention of the casual/family gamer, but I think a price cut would probably be necessary for part of the market as well. On the other hand, the upcoming games (Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Mario Kart, 3D Mario, etc) are what will reel in the traditional gamer.

  • miiandmario

    I think it would be nice I dont think Wii U would sell like crazy because of it though.

  • commonsenseual guy

    What do u meen anounce its already confirmed and likely at E3 AND ITS NOT WII U SPORTS ITS WII SPORTS U JESUS HIW CAN U NOT KNOW THIS WII FIT U WILL BE AT E3 TOO NOT WIIU FIT ITS WII FIT U

    Were u been last year under a rock

  • commonsenseual guy

    Bring back seg Sports nintendo

    Im pissed nintrndo didnt do a wii football wii basket ball etc they would have disrupted fifa pess etc

    And revolutionized sports gaming far more than pes wii did

    Lol control one player at a time ps34 xbox 360/1 how the fuck is that next gen I control the whole team in pes wii not one fucking dude like im on a n64. From the past I hate ms and sony fans THERE DERANGED FANBABYS WHO HAVNT A CLUE WHAT GAMING IS CASUAL SCUM LOL ONE PLAYER AT A TIME IDIOT CHAV GAMERS

  • commonsenseual guy

    The ball passing in wii sports resort basket ball wm plus was like god this industry needs to wake up press a button lol it aint 1972