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Wii Sports Club announced, 24 hour play passes revealed

Wednesday, 18th September 2013 12:20 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii Sports Club has been announced by Nintendo. It’s a Wii U service that let players download individual sporting activities via the eShop, or pay for a one day pass.

The service was announced during a Nintendo Direct Wii Fit broadcast today in the States. It’s launching November 7th with Tennis and Bowling.

You can buy sports individually at €9.99/£8.99 using a Single Sports Pass. Alternatively, you can pay €1.99/£1.79 for a 24-hour pass that gives you a day’s access to all available sports.

We’ll add more details as they come out of Nintendo.

Via NeoGAF.

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14 Comments

  1. AngryConsumer

    what a horrible idea, nindento gone microtransaction. i guess this is some sort of last way out before bankrupt.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. dreamcastnews

    @1 but it’s okay for MS and Sony to do it, I presume?

    #2 11 months ago
  3. pcbros

    @1 – “Uncharted 3… Now, you will be able to download the free-to-play game from the PS Store, and play for as long as you want up to Level 15. Upon reaching level 15, you can choose to raise your level cap to 25 or remove the cap using microtransactions which will bring your level cap to 75, and it will also include all the legacy goodies.

    what a horrible idea, sony gone microtransaction. i guess this is some sort of last way out before bankrupt.

    Take your microbrain and go back to your cave troll. The fact that you’re a Sony fanboy and have the username “ANGRYConsumer” says a lot.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. dreamcastnews

    @pcbros, well said.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. absolutezero

    Stop replying to the shit-poster.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. AngryConsumer

    @5 yes i agree, pcbros here is full of bs.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. DrDamn

    More info from GAF ..

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=82462457&postcount=10

    - Wii Sports Club.
    - Enhanced versions of all five original Wii Sports games planned.
    - Digital only. Sports sold separately.
    - Available November 7th.
    - Tennis and bowling first.
    - “Try Out Pass” – Lets you try out any sport for 24 hours when you first download, for free.
    - “Day Pass” – Unlimited access to all sports for 24 hours.
    - “Single Sports Pass” – Purchase each sport separately.
    - Wii Remote Motion Plus for all sports.
    - Training, local, and online multiplayer modes.
    - Miiverse integration for online messages.
    - “Clubs” – State or regional clubs to join.
    - Can compete with just club members, or can compete with your club against other clubs, to increase your club ranking.

    I kind of like it, only ever bothered with Tennis and Bowling before so buying digital enhanced versions of those is appealing. Though 2 x Wii Motion Plus controllers to play with friends is not so appealing. Why not a proper Wii U sports release that doesn’t rely so much on extra hardware and maybe uses that innovative WiiU controller?

    #7 11 months ago
  8. darthroseman

    Guys, did you hear that Nintendo is going bankrupt!? Not Sony, the company hemorrhaging money, but Nintendo, the company with billions upon billions of dollars. Oh wait, never mind, I’m not a moron.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. dreamcastnews

    @8 lol

    #9 11 months ago
  10. The_Red

    This is a smart move that sadly, is too late for Wii U. They should have had this when the console came out.

    Wii Sports Club should have been part of initial setup / net connection so every Wii U owner could parts of it for free.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. dreamcastnews

    @10 wouldn’t they have just been accused of cashing in on the success of the original Wii though? Many potential customers probably won’t see the benefit of this upgrade I reckon. The problem is that many have been confused by what the Wii U is and does, I think a Wii Sports title would have only aided in confusion.

    Now is probably about the right time, they have a tough road ahead and pulling this out of the bag close to Christmas serves as a needed boost to their software lineup.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. pcbros

    @10 – It would only be too late if we were in the 8th year of the Wii U. The Wii U is barely reaching one year on the market.

    With the holiday season around the corner, a recent price drop and the highly-rated Zelda Wind Waker bundled for free… it’s not a bad time for Nintendo :)

    #12 11 months ago
  13. game_on

    $9.99 for each sport? So I have to pay almost $50 to play the sports which I already own for the Wii in HD? I think not! This should be $9.99 for the 5 sports combined. I love Nintendo and I love the Wii U, but this is a horrible idea.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. theizzzeee

    @13 It’s actually 9.99 per two sports.

    #14 10 months ago

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