Wii Sports (Wii)

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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.


Wii Sports Wii Home Run
Wii Sports Wii K.O.
Wii Sports Wii Hits the flag drops in! Hole in one!  - Eagle
Wii Sports Wii Nice shot on green.... awesome bounce...

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User Reviews

A more then generous introductory free game to the Nintendo Wii STU2 (72) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Hooray For The Pack-In Game! Guy Chapman (1743) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Eh... Bob the Stickman (290) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

N-Europe Dec 24, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Official Nintendo Magazine Jan 09, 2008 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Nov 20, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision Feb 20, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 19, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Kombo.com Nov 13, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
FZ Dec 11, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP Nov 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
EL33TONLINE Feb 20, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

Wii Sports appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • 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). As of March 31, 2014, according to publisher Nintendo, the game reached 82.54 million copies sold worldwide.


  • 4Players
    • 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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Joshua J. Slone (4621) added Wii Sports (Wii) on Nov 20, 2006