Film referenceIn 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
AwardsWii Sports won six BAFTA's in 2007. It was awarded in the following categories: sports, innovation, gameplay, multiplayer, casual and strategy and simulation. It was also nominated in the best game category.
- Golden Joystick Awards
- 2007 - Family Game of the Year
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).
The white building in the background of the tennis game is Nintendo's Japanese headquarters in Kyoto.
The 9 holes of golf Wii Sports includes are taken from Nintendo's NES game Golf.
Wii Sports is bundled with the Wii console in all regions except in Japan where it is available as a separate launch title.