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Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

"Enhancements to improve the user’s experience"

Wii Sports Club has now been released in full as four separate downloads, while it's also now in stores as a retail disc in Europe — that offering arrives in North America on 25th July. The Wii U upgrade to the iconic bundled Wii software may not be enjoying the cultural impact of the original, but it's decent nevertheless, throwing in mostly improved controls and various online features.

Of course, any game with online features will inevitably have software updates; Wii Sports Club is no different, with the eShop app and disc version — both essentially identical — now being upgraded to version 4.1 in Europe and North America. What exciting enhancements are included? Well, not many, as the changelog from the Nintendo UK support site makes clear.

  • Fixes an issue where the results of online Two-Player Team Play tennis matches were not displayed correctly in Play Records
  • Introduces additional enhancements to improve the user’s experience and enjoyment

Suitably vague aside from the Tennis fix, and we didn't notice any real change in a cursory look at the updated version — that said, updates are welcome and this one will hopefully smooth out a few issues with online lag in Tennis, in particular.

So there you have it, enjoy those "additional enhancements". If you still haven't joined the club, meanwhile, you might as well read all about it in our thorough Wii Sports Club review.

Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip.

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User Comments (15)

MrGawain

#2

MrGawain said:

"In stores as a retail disc in Europe".

Where? Not that I want it, but I haven't seen it yet.

Phantom_R

#3

Phantom_R said:

Can anyone else not stand that CONSTANT update reminder after pressing the Home button? Like, Wii Sports Club! I just played you so you'd STOP doing that! And now look what you've done!

Nintenjoe64

#6

Nintenjoe64 said:

Since the quick launch options were added, my Wii U fails to boot up properly every 5th time or so. It just says "Preparing" indefinitely or sometimes just has a permanent Wii U logo on both screens.

rjejr

#8

rjejr said:

@Nintenjoe64 - Yeah, me too. Ive been yelling at my kids its there fsult for always leaving the disc in, guess I owe them an apology. Oh, anf it only seems to happen to me playing - ie loading - WW HD.

siavm

#9

siavm said:

I wish the update would fix the lag in online baseball. I have almost lose a lot because of it.

tysonfury

#10

tysonfury said:

Wasn't convinced when just was just Tennis & Golf, but now that all 5 sports are out I actually think this a great game. Boxing is much more fun than some reviewers are giving credit for, and Baseball is excellent.

Hope they release some more sports soon, and maybe some gamepad-centered ones

Windy

#11

Windy said:

With online features I will pick this up when I finally get a Wii-U. I'm eyeballing the time that Hyrule Warriors comes out for my WII-U.

DBPirate

#12

DBPirate said:

I saw that the tennis online lag was a recurring complaint in the NintendoLife review of the game. This strengthens my confidence in the game and I know I'll be getting it.

Blue-Thunder

#14

Blue-Thunder said:

I had my free 24h on the download, played for about an hour. I was disappointed. The golf is really hard, I couldn't even hit a straight shot.

Baseball has improved and the tennis is boring. That was all I played, not impressed.

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