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Wii Sports Club could eventually become packaged software like Wii Sports

Wii Sports Club could eventually become packaged with every Wii U, similar to Wii Sports.

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Wii Sports Club is an upcoming release from Nintendo that will be distributed via the Nintendo eShop with day passes and the chance to own sports individually. It’s a novel concept for a release, but president Satoru Iwata acknowledges that the game could eventually make a great packaged software deal, similar to the original Wii Sports that was sold with all Wii units.

I do not deny the possibility that “Wii Sports Club” may become packaged software in the future. However, for the future of Wii U, we have prioritized releasing tennis and bowling by the end of this year.”

Wii Sports Club bowling and tennis will be released as standalone titles this Thursday, November 7th. Will you be picking these up or trying the passes?

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I’m gonna try the passes, but I think the last time I played Wii Sports was about 4 weeks after I got my Wii… Online play is a nice touch though…

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      My mom really liked the bowling and the boxing on the original Wii Sports. Some of those games are pass worthy and some of them like bowling are worth owning.

      • BIG Franky

        agree… knowing me, I’ll just make the purchase…. Tennis & Bowling were the most popular games of wii sports a few years back…. in my house in particular. they will probably see a renaissance when I get them with the kids and their friends… they were fun and certainly worth $10 each. (IMHO at least)…

        • Ducked

          I remember when my cousin was playing Tennis without his strap on, cost his parents a 50 inch HD TV, haha

        • gtosheex

          agreed those were the best 2 – boxing was funny as hell too. basball and golf were ok – not amazing though.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        True statement. I dont think I’d pay for online golf, but online baseball could be interesting…

        • andrewjcole

          That’s the one I’m thinking will be nice online.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      I still play the original today. I think I will play the online more as this is a game I like to play with others but in this day and age it is not always easy to get groups of people together locally.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    That will be nice for those that want it. I generally prefer discs but lately have become a fan of having the games I want to play right in the console menu without having to swap discs around. I have a nice 1TB USB Hard Drive attached that I manually back up periodically or when I add a new game or extensive content.

    I will be getting both Bowling and Tennis tomorrow when they are available. The other sports I will decide later but I may only purchase golf down the road when it is released.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      THAT’s one of the thins that i enjoy of digital content, you don’t need to take out the disc, store it, take out the other game, bla bla bla…get back to bed, tv off play… etc.

  • CEObrainz

    Wii Sports on the Wii was genuinely fun, if this game carries that on with the inclusion of online and tighter graphics than I don’t see why it won’t be a success. Bundling this with every Wii U would be one of the smartest things they’ve done this/next year.

  • Tecpedz94

    I mean common 10$ for each game its gonna cost crazy money to purchase each if they end up adding all of them including the Sports resort version more than what the original game is worth. I rather wait for a package deal with all the games for like 30-40$ or something in that range or at least charge less that 10$. I love Wii sports and since it has updated graphics and best of all online its a great feature added but not for that price sorry Nintendo love the idea and content not the price especially for something i have already have….

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Should be 10 bucks for the whole game.

      • Tecpedz94

        Lol lets not go that far especially if they add a package deal…

    • letzringj

      I’m with you guys 10$ per game is WAY too much. If I can wait and get the whole game for 30$ then maybe, but not for 10 bucks a pop. Especially when it was free with the wii, and available a at gamestop for 10 bucks.

      • Jon

        I think with the online integration and such, I believe it’ll be worth it.

    • Jon

      just so you know, it’ll probably be $49.99 like most of the party kind of games which is what you’ll pay anyway for the downloadable versions. making physical copies will actually cost them more so I doubt its be cheaper.

  • Ducked

    I think it’s time for a Wii Sports U, Wii Sports 2, whatever they want to call it.

    Bring back Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Boxing, and Baseball. But upgrade them, add more features.

    Plus new sports:
    -Foosball
    -Table Tennis
    -Basketball
    -Ice Hockey (shootout)
    -Fencing
    -Miniature Golf
    -Archery

    So in a way combining Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, making them better, and add newer sports. It could bring back the casual gamers and sell like Candy Corn around Halloween!

    • Simon Stevens

      Fantastic idea, easy done since it’s all digital

    • C4

      That’s the opposite of what will happen : – (

      I like the idea though.

      • Ducked

        What’s the opposite?

        • C4

          Good question! :)

          I think I meant that’s not what they are doing. Just having the Wii U and Wii Sports Club Retail this holiday season would have been important even with just 2 or 3 games. So it will fly under the rader of casuals for a while. Maybe they can do that next year but I think it’s a missed chance to gain momentum and strange that Iwata talks about a retail release at this time. I don’t know if they are serious about it. As I said I like the idea ;)

    • Duane Grondziak

      I hate candy corn…

  • Simon Stevens

    I’ll buy into it, wii sports used to be a daily thing for me, now they’ve made it competitive so all the more reason to play :D

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    is a must.

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    I still haven’t understood : how many sports in this one ? Nintendo’s website only mention tennis and Bowling

    • CEObrainz

      I think they are developing more sports and adding them as time goes on.

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        it’s just like you say.

  • http://www.youtube.com/azhood321 AZHood

    Kinda hoping it stays digital, that way they can add in Wii Sports Resorts activities as well as something new if Nintendo decides to go that route. That being said, $10 for each sport isn’t a easy purchase to make, so perhaps a physical version down the line with all of the sports included for a lower price (or bundled with a Wii Remote Plus) sounds fine by me.

    • BIG Franky

      I think that’s why they are calling it CLUB… aside from online play, as time goes by, I’m guessing they will do two sports/activities at a time, some from original and some from Resort. love it.

  • Gameonfool

    Finally a smart decision to be made, am I dreaming

  • Seth S. Scott

    i will buy bowling and golf day one

  • Joey

    I cannot wait i am getting both Bowling and Tennis as i loved Wii Sports on my old Wii.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    How much will it cost if I buy all Wii Sports games at once?

    Edit: Oh 50 bucks! Thats just awesome…

  • Duane Grondziak

    I’d rather pay for the parts I want. Not overly excited about any other than tennis or bowling. Looks to me like I’m gonna drop a quick $20 on Thursday.

  • WiiU4life

    This is an awesome idea/concept. I will download all four ala carte. Hopefully, Nintendo will release a software update which allows you to place your games in folders. I want all of my wii sports club games in one location rather than being spread throughout my home menu.

    • Nate

      I just put all of my downloaded games on the second and third homepage in alphabetical order. But, it sure is a pain to move stuff around to fit in a new title. LOL! Folders or something would be nice for sure. Or if nothing else a separate place for all Virtual Console titles. Being able to click a picture of a past Nintendo console to bring up your VC titles for that system would be really cool.

  • Jamal Brown

    no thanx buying something that i already have they must of run out of sport ideas which is why they recycle sports that have been on wii sports already

  • gtosheex

    honestly if you own a wii then it should be free – just put in the disc and it should recognize. that MIGHT actually be incentive to buy a wii u (?)

  • Germany

    Germany believes in you Nintendo!

  • Jack5221

    Seems only natural that they bundle them all together. After all its called Wii Sports, not Wii Sport. :P

  • nexxus6

    I will be getting this and joining the Wisconsin Club for bowling, etc. This looks like it will be a lot of fun to play on-line.

  • Elitepwnsface

    So are these games playable on the wii?

  • bizzy gie

    The online is what’s making my refusal to get the game at this point hard.

  • Michael Ocampo

    People want Wii Sports Online
    Nintendo Announces Wii Sports Club
    People: :D
    Nintendo: $10 for each sport
    People: -__-
    Why exactly are people complaining about the 10 dollar price point? It costs money to run servers, people! I will happily pick up Tennis Day 1 to play online. I’ll see all of you guys on the court!!

    • Maxwell Baumgarten

      It’s ten dollars EACH

      • Michael Ocampo

        I know, Maxwell. It says so in my comment. XD

    • RockieOllie

      Yeah, tell that to Mario Kart 7 and most likely 8, that were free of charge.

      • Michael Ocampo

        Those games weren’t $10 but I see your point.

    • Rinslowe

      People are getting caught up in the details…
      But the thought of competing as you say; online tennis, that’s just too much fun to pass up on.
      Price point is reasonable.

  • JeanPaul

    Honestly I think it should’ve been already. One thing that helped the wii sell so much at the start was the wiisports being bundled with the system. I don’t know why they didn’t do the same.

    • C4

      It’s puzzling. Like their whole Wii U strategy.

      The answer I suppose it, it’s made for Wii Remote, and they were not sure if advertizing a game that doesn’t use the GamePad is a good idea. Their solution was Nintendo Land, when they easily could have made Sports + some GamePad-friendly games.

  • Zakariyya Al-Quran

    I hope they sell a disc copy since I’m not a fan of downloading games

  • J.o.n

    Im thoroughly confused as to why its being labeled as Wii Sports Club? Thank god this is only available for download and not retail, cause it would only cause more WiiU / Wii confusion. I can see it now… Wii Sports Club bundled with the new Wii mini this holiday season…outsells WiiU…. Seriously Nintendo…a ten year old could do better marketing than you. Why are you so attached to the Wii namebrand? Thats your issue!

  • Rinslowe

    Wii Sports Club package…

    If true, this is nothing but good.

  • Rick Valenta

    I will buy this only as a hardcopy so that I can play it on other systems. I’m tired of download restrictions already… Same price, can’t move between systems, can’t sell.

  • Dylan Lunow

    I downloaded the game today. But I will only pay the pass price for golf. It was an ample test of skill and just as fun as the EA Tiger Woods series.

  • Christopher Westcott

    I’m not impressed with the re-work. I think they could have done a slightly better job improving the graphics here.

  • Marcos Parreira

    I don’t think it would be a console seller. Actually, as Nintendo wants to get more audience (from Sony and Microsoft worlds), it makes no sense to package because only wii users still have a Wii Remote (Plus or + Wii Motion Plus).
    If they want to do a package, it has to come with an Wii Remote Plus. But what about the price?