Fans of Wii Sports, rejoice: the series is back on Nintendo Switch with a brand new, very fitting name.
Yes, Nintendo Switch Sports brings back the Wii's iconic party sports game with six sports appearing at launch: Volleyball, Football, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara. Golf is also headed to the game in a free update that'll arrive after launch, and it supports all the Joy-Con waggling goodness you'd expect from a new game in Nintendo's Sports series.
The game launched on 29th April 2022 and the physical edition for this title is of particular note thanks to an included Leg Strap accessory which can be used to simulate kicking balls in the game's Football modes. If you're looking for the best deals and cheapest prices, look no further:
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Buy Nintendo Switch Sports In The UK
You can buy the game from several stores in the UK; the RRP is set at £39.99 for the game and the Leg Strap accessory included, but can often be found cheaper. Here are the best prices available right now:
Buy Nintendo Switch Sports In The US
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Are There Any Special Editions For Nintendo Switch Sports?
As detailed above, the physical edition comes with a Leg Strap accessory as standard, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual box that'll look all nice on your shelf at home. The accessory isn't essential, but it's nice that Nintendo has decided to include one with physical copies.
If you're opting to buy the game digitally, you can also purchase the Leg Strap separately.
Were There Any Pre-Order Bonuses For Nintendo Switch Sports?
The first pre-order bonuses to be announced came from ShopTo, Currys, and The Game Collection who offered a free wristband, and the My Nintendo Store, which offered a free water bottle with all orders. If you're lucky, they might still have stock of these extra goodies – but be warned they may now have sold out.
Are you thinking of picking this one up? Let us know with a comment, and feel free to read our review to learn more.
I might get if for collecting purpose but game should be physical as well.
I've preordered Nintendo Switch Sports from ShopTo for £34.15 with the leg strap 🙃
@SwitchForce it is..?
The new Miis are horrible but definitely buzzing for this.
@nessisonett just saying but
You do know that you can use Mii’s in the game right?
Like the actual Miis
Me and my folks love to play Wii sports so I'm sure I will be getting this when it comes out!
It's like Wii Sports/Resort and Wii U Sports Club but without any of the charm!
It was hurting my feeling for No Boxing on it.
And I will not use that leg strap since I never like soccer.
ugh it looks like an EA product.
it should be miis on there!
I am kind of relieved this is a budget title. Or at least my wallet is.
@-wc- you can use miis in the game. Watch the direct again. They showed that it has Mii support
Guys, the game has actual miis in the game. You don’t have to use the new characters that were introduced. You can use the miis if you want.
It’s an option
I think it's cool they introduced soccer, even if I am not a fan, but il actually looks funny and a bit different. But I can't really understand why Badminton if there already is tennis... I mean, in real life they sure are different, but in game... I'm not sure. I would have liked some other sport instead. I guess the title has a budget price because they are planning to introduce more sports through paid DLC's (or including them in the Online subscription)
It's only £31 on the eshop!
@Ricube Yeah it does seem odd to have badminton and tennis. Particularly when there are so few sports represented.
Also seems very odd to feature soccer as one of those few sports when they're hyping up the full blown Mario soccer game.
Gotta have this. And since Joycon Drift has destroyed my controllers, I'll likely have to invest in a new set (as I haven't used the actual ones in like a year).
Nintendo with the long con... 🤣🤣🤣
Yeah these new character designs look very... Third party?
I wonder why did they decide to distance themselves from the regular Miis. It's clear you can use them, but they look so weird next to these new human characters.
Thanks to everyone that informed me/us that standard Miis can be used, before I commenced wailing. Thank goodness. For some reason, the more details in the Mii character design, the less character they have. Less is more in this case.
Edit: also, no boxing is a thumbs down. In the original, I became addicted to knocking fools out. I found it hilarious
@anoyonmus you can use the Mii’s HEAD the rest of the body still looks funky. Although I feel great gameplay should shine through and the characters won’t bother me (and hopefully others feeling this way) as much in the long run.
The leg strap looks awfully like the one from Ring Fit Adventure... do you think it's compatible both ways? It should be since it's just the joy-con moving.
Regardless, extremely excited and hoping there will be more updates (at least boxing, please).
my dream came true.
they brought basically wii sports to switch
@Darkstorm556 it's probably the exact same accessory
The best sequel (of a sequel of a sequel) one could ever ask for.
I was underwhelmed. The new additions: giant ball soccer (?) and badminton didn’t look particularly fun; and the other sports I’ve played enough of in the Wii days
My favourite event, Golf, is not coming until later - and if that has more than two nine-hole courses, then I may be tempted, depending on how good the joy-con movement is
Hopefully they introduce sports that utilise the Joy-con drift so all those faulty Joy-con controllers can be used.
It's cool they brought back Wii Sports but this is going to be a Black Friday/Boxing Day sale game for me.
Is the leg strap the same as in ring fit?
thanks for taking the time to point that out! 👍
Is the leg strap different than the ring fit one? If it's the same I'm just going digital.
@Darkstorm556 I think it's the exact same one that comes with Ring-Fit Adventure.
The new art is a big no, i get that you can use Miis but i think it looks too shiny. Also, $69 CAD?! Thats….. yeah
No boxing or Matt 😭😭😭😭😭
@jonky it is my dream too, maybe they can literally just make a direct port of wii sports with updated graphics and UI and then we can all be happy.🤪
I just played tennis, chambara and bowling (test). It´s a U$9,90 game max. I won´t never pay U$39,90.
Sucks no Switch Lite Support, can’t be played in Handheld Mode! I do own both Switch and Switch Lite but I only play in HandHeld Mode.
Already have it on pre-order. If it is anything like the Wii experience, I don't want to miss out!
I wish you could get a physical copy without having to get the leg strap. I already have Ring Fit Adventure and I don't want to pay extra for something I will not use. I don't want digital either because it'll take up space.
@sketchturner I thought that too, but after seeing some playing vides: Tennis is for peoplke who just want to be reminded of the old simple wii sports experience, and ideal for the classic casual wii sports fan.. Badminton is a more strategic game with stamina as a major factor... So it has a different place in the line up
Nintendo switch sports. is gonna be my Reason to get Online Subsribtion
@caseycockroach Yeah. It's the exact same one.
Here in Italy, Amazon is actually offering you a 10€ Rebate on any order if you agree to select a delivery point instead of your home or office as shipping address. I used this discount to purchase this game for 39€
Unpopular opinion; I like the new characters more than Miis.
@sanderev I unlocked something for my head and suddenly went from Mii to Sports Mates...lol
@Darkstorm556 It is literally the same one. Maybe you can double leg it in the future...lol
What's there is good, but for me it needs both Boxing and Golf in addition at launch to be a must by. I'm sitting this one out as it stands..
Not enough content for me to buy it currently..
@Darkstorm556 If you get a second leg strap.....would that allow you to dual wield? 😉
I'm getting this tonight! We still play Wii Sports monthly. We're over due for an upgrade.
I hated boxing in the original so no lost sleep for me on that.
I really enjoyed golf but I believe that's coming as DLC.
If I were Nintendo, I would have included a fishing game. Just upgrade the 3DS Streetpass fishing game and put it in there.
I'm a pit sad that baseball isn't in there for the homerun derby alone. The actual baseball game in Wii Sports was kind of okayish but the homerun derby is a lot of fun with people.
I think we're going to see more then just golf added as DLC.
I am trying to decide if I want physical or digital. I actually already have a leg strap from Ring Fit, but it wouldn't be the worst thing to have two. I usually do buy physical except for eShop only releases and retro type stuff - small games. Then again, the file-size on Sports isn't too big and it might be nice to be able to drop in & out without changing game cards. Is it worth 10 bucks for the case and strap? Hmmm....
Got mine from Argos, £32.99 is a pretty sweet deal.
I'm so glad NL puts out these articles, I I never learnt how to use Google so they're a lifesaver!
@Kineas I know right, now I don't have to waste time going to Wal-Mart, getting a first party Nintendo game, like I always do.
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