Nintendo Releasing a Wii Sports Club Wii U Hardware Bundle in Japan
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
A reverse from Wii Sports not being bundled with Wii in the region
With Wii U hardware sales in Japan once again down to four-figure numbers in the weekly charts, Nintendo's preparing a fresh bundle to attract the region's consumers. This time around the offering, pictured above, will include the three Wii Sports Club eShop titles released so far, pre-installed; that's an interesting reversal of fortunes as the Wii's hugely successful pack-in — Wii Sports — wasn't bundled with the last-gen system in Japan.
It'll be the white 32GB Wii U model — which is yet to come to the West — and will include the following.
- Wii Sports Club: Tennis — pre-installed
- Wii Sports Club: Bowling — pre-installed
- Wii Sports Club: Golf — pre-installed
- A White Wii Remote Plus
- A Sensor Bar (not normally bundled in Japan)
In many respects this seems like a smart move, with products and gaming experiences in the box to catch the eye of Wii owners considering an upgrade, and is naturally a useful alternative to the other bundles available in the Japanese market. It's due to be released on 27th March for 30,000 Yen (approx $293USD / £176 / €247); Wii Sports Club: Baseball and Wii Sports Club: Boxing are yet to be released on the Wii U eShop.
What do you think of this bundle, and would you like to see something similar in the West?