Wii Sports is a compilation of small sports games designed to be a showcase for the Wii's motion sensitive controller. Each game has several practice modes, and there is a Fitness Age feature to measure your daily improvement at all games.
- Tennis: A game of doubles. Swing the remote like a racket to play.
- Baseball: The computer automates the running and fielding. The player either pitches or bats.
- Golf: Swing the remote like a golf club to play through the included 9 holes.
- Bowling: Play a regular 10 frame game of bowling by swinging the remote like you're rolling a bowling ball.
- Boxing: Punch, defend, or lean, with the remote and nunchuk used to control both in-game hands.
Rather than realistic characters, each game is played using Miis, the simple characters that can be created from within the Wii's Mii Channel.
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- The 9 holes of golf Wii Sports includes are taken from Nintendo's NES game Golf.
- The white building in the background of the tennis game is Nintendo's Japanese headquarters in Kyoto.
References to the game
In the movie Tropic Thunder Matthew McConaughey's
character can be seen playing Wii Sports'
tennis and bowling games. It also appears in the 2009 movie (500) Days of Summer
, the 2010 movie Somewhere
. and Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
In 2009 it was announced that Wii Sports
had officially become the biggest selling Nintendo
game, outdoing Super Mario Bros.
in sales in just two and a half years. This was due to the fact that the game is bundled with the console and is counted every time a console is bought. However, by the end of 2008, Japan had sold over 3.2 million copies of the game (it is not bundled with the system in Japan).
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- 2006 – #3 Biggest Wii Game of the Year
- 2006 – #2 Biggest Surprise of the Year
- 2006 – #3 Most Innovative Game Design of the Year
- 2006 – #3 Best Party Game of the Year
- 2007 - Winner in the Sports; Innovation; Gameplay; Multiplayer; Casual; and Strategy and Simulation categories.
- 2007 - Nominee as Best Game
- Golden Joystick Awards
- 2007 - Family Game of the Year
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