Wii Sports Club Grannie

Who remembers the marketing for Wii Sports? We sure do, because it did a rather effective job, in an over-nostalgic and excessively cheesy way, of showing how absolutely anyone could play Nintendo's motion controlled system. We saw young children, parents and grandparents united in some heartily fun Remote-waggling.

Of course, those adverts and posters also prompted much sniggering and cynical commentary, and while we do like poking a little fun at videos such as these — such large, tidy, brightly lit rooms filled with happy, beaming gamers! — we shouldn't forget that the Wii's greatest trick was bringing gamers of all skills together for some virtual tennis and bowling. It's easy to be snide, but when promoting the Wii U to families, adopting similar messaging for the Wii Sports Club games as that seen for Wii Sports makes a lot of sense.

Check it out below, and make sure you have a beaming / borderline maniacal smile next time you play a bit of motion-controlled tennis. It's how it's meant to be played, right?