Wii Sports News
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
As regular readers will know, every weekend we post a write-up of the games Team Nintendo Life will be playing in our spare time. As you'll also likely know, this week saw the release of a pretty major Nintendo game, and you can probably guess where this week's entries are headed. So, please accept our...
Nintendo's cartoon avatars, known as Miis have been around since the Nintendo Wii was unleashed back in 2006. Over the years we've seen Miis being used creatively in many games including Wii Sports, Miitopia, Miitomo, as well as StreetPass and Miiverse. Many had assumed that the writing was on the wall for Miis when Miiverse was...
Wuhu Island could have been more important, too
Wii Sports is the biggest-selling retail game of all time. Sure, the fact it was bundled with many Wii systems outside of Japan made that a reality, but it's still an extraordinary statistic. It's a title with an interesting history, too, especially in its integral role in helping the concept of Mii...
Price drops scheduled Down Under
With the holiday season just a few months away, Nintendo of Australia has announced a list of "Nintendo Selects" titles set to be released in Australia and New Zealand at a new, cut price. Some of the most popular titles for the Wii are being offered up to those who may have missed these titles orginally. The...
UK studio wants Kinect Sports Rivals to emulate Nintendo classics
As we all know, Rare used to be one of Nintendo's most valuable development studios, but was acquired by Microsoft in 2002 to work on its Xbox console. As the years have passed the company has seen staff come and go, and few remain who can remember the days of the SNES, N64 and...
Inexpensive family fun this Christmas
Good news for those of you who don't have a Wii, Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price to $129.99 in advance of the busy holiday shopping season. This new console bundle will be available across the US on October 28th. Both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort will come included on a single game disc, as...
Another week, another bundle
Nintendo's already released or announced limited edition Wii consoles in red and black, but if you bet on the next package announced being red you just lost your chips. Launching in the UK on December 3rd, this new package includes a black Wii, Wii Fit Plus and an exclusive black Balance Board as well as Wii Sports. The...
Wii, Remote Plus and the game
Want a Wii this Christmas but not interested in the red machine with New Super Mario Bros. Wii? This dark beauty might be of interest to you, then. Nintendo Europe has just announced a limited edition black Wii bundle featuring racer Mario Kart Wii, a black Wii Wheel, Wii Sports and Donkey Kong pre-installed on the...
Collaboration intends to get more people active through physical play
Nintendo and the American Heart Association have announced a new partnership to help people become more physically active through play. The collaboration aims to get people "motivated, empowered and active." What this means on a surface level is that Nintendo's "active" games, including Wii Fit Plus and Wii..
Inmates of UK-based Broadmoor Hospital receive Wii consoles and games to aid their rehabilitation
As gamers we’re well aware of the bad press our hobby often receives from the mainstream media but you can’t help but laugh at The Sun’s recent headline “Resident Wii-vil” and their accompanying picture caption “Yorkshire Ripper… Bowling Fun”. The story relates to Broadmoor Hospital,..
"Wii-hab" proving useful for sufferers
A hope of improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease could very well lie in an unlikely source! Over the course of summer, the Medical College of Georgia researched the effects of “Wii-hab” on people with the disease. 18 people were asked to play Wii Sports for an hour a day, three times a week for four weeks. The results have shown that all..
Multiplayer favourite knocks stablemate Super Mario Bros. off the top spot
Nintendo has revealed that Wii Sports has sold 45.7 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest selling video game in history. The previous number one was the NES classic Super Mario Bros., which made its way into 40.23m households. Both games have been featured in...
Handy-dandy chart action shows where we sink our time
Stephen Totilo, formerly of MTV Multiplayer and now over at Kotaku, is a very busy man. He writes a lot. He co-created "Hogan Knows Best." And now, he's tracking our Wii-playing stats. Since last September, he's been dutifully snagging the Nintendo Channel play statistics and putting them into convenient chart form to show just how..
A button press by any other name...
For some reason the fact that motion controls (or "gestures") are a major part of the Wii control interface bothers people; it is felt that this ruins the gaming experience and that the majority of such implementations would be better served by traditional digital button presses. Indeed some people go so...
That’s a lot of copies, how many have made the cut?
Unfortunately, not that many. In fact, most games typically sell less than 150,000 copies according to a New York Times article, where Nintendo of America’s head honcho Reggie Fils-Aime shared this interesting information. Fils-Aime said “[one million titles] was a lower threshold than for the other consoles,” and to make that number..
In an interview with Eamonn "I Wish I Was Phillip Schofield" Holmes on BBC Radio Five Live, British Prime Minister Mr. Gordon Brown has confessed that his family own a Wii.
"The Wii is very popular," Brown said. "I have played a game of tennis, but I didn't succeed... It didn't leave me out of puff, but that was probably because I beaten pretty early on by my son and he's only..
Latest craze in the US, no not forest fires, its rehab companies now using Wii to help reabilite its "clients".
There are a lot of things Barbara Everlith can't do since she suffered a stroke. Grasping objects with her left hand doesn't come as easily as it used to. She can't stand or walk as steadily as she once did. Everlith has learned how to play tennis on a Nintendo Wii video game system at..
Nintendo had a very successful night at this years Video Game BAFTA awards show with Wii Sports collecting 6 awards.
Wii Sports dominated the evening, winning six out of the thirteen categories – Gameplay, Casual, Innovation, Multiplayer, Sports, and Strategy & Simulation. In this game of universal appeal, players use the remote as a tennis raquet, golf club, boxing glove, baseball bat and..
Nintendo's bundled sports-em-up, Wii Sports, snags 8 nominations for this years British Academy Video Games Awards.
Below are the nominees for this year's British Academy Video Games Awards in association with PC World. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Tuesday 23 October 2007 at Battersea Evolution. ACTION AND ADVENTURECRACKDOWN (Xbox 360) - Development Team (Realtime..
So erm, ezGear have announced a line up of "must have" Wii accessories... I think they've pretty much thought of everything.
ezGearTM for Wii Sports Pack -- The ezGear Sports Pack for Wii provides three extensions for the Wiimote, transforming it into a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racquet, but not just any club, bat or racquet. Each extension is weighted to give the user a realistic feel..
Personal trainer in Scotland explores the benefits of playing Wii every day.
"Zander Urquhart, 32, is thought to be the first fitness expert to adopt the Nintendo Wii as an exercise machine. Four people at a time can exercise using the Wii's unique motion-sensitive controller to mimic a tennis racket, baseball bat, golf club or boxing gloves. University studies suggest players can burn 125..
Crave Online hosts the first and maybe last Wii Boxing Championships for laydees.
Obviously the guys in the office at Crave Online got alittle bored, they decided the mix work with pleasure and came up with the first official Crave Online Wii Boxing Championships, look away now if you have any morals or self-respect. Yes, the event was captured on DV and upload to their website, head on over to..
Bored guy creates the "WiigoBot" a Lego robot that bowls the perfect game of Wii Sports: Bowling. Seriously.
"You are looking at a Wii Remote mounted on a robotically controlled swing. A second motor is used to trigger the bowling, by first Pressing the A button and left arrow, and then holding down the B button, swinging, and finally releasing the B button." Check out the robowler in action:
Bundled with the console, everyone should have an opinion on this one.
Wii finally launches and everyone should of booted up Wii Sports by now. Which does it best for you, Tennis? Boxing? Bowling? Golf? Baseball? Have you tried Wii Fitness? Are you classed as an old man (ReInstall) or a fit athelete (pHaT-aNt_)? Tell us about your experience with...
Internet Message Board geeks rejoice - Wii Sports WILL come boxed in Europe.
Eurogamer announced today that Wii Sports does indeed come boxed in Europe - because they just got their copies of the console shipped in from Europe. This is what they had to say: "The PAL version of Nintendo Wii will ship with a boxed version of Wii Sports rather than a bare disc as it did in the US, we can confirm..
BGB report that the Airplane demo used at E3 is to be added to the innovative Wii Sports line up
The Wii Sports package of Tennis, Golf and Baseball has apparently been given a boost when shown at the recent World Hobby Fair. The boys over at British Gaming Blog have reported that the title will now include an Airplane section, previously used as a tech demo at E3. "We also saw a short clip of..