Tag Archives: Wii Sports Resort
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 21:57 BST
Wii Sports Resort will not replace Wii Sports bundled with Wii any time soon.
This is according to Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan, who told Toronto Thumbs that Sports Resort was a more “full-on software that you’re used to purchasing at retail at that price point” where as Wii Sports is more-or-less just designed to show what the Wii Remote can do.
“The long-term plan is difficult to say, but I can tell you that there are no plans to make Wii Sports Resort what is packed in with the Wii purchase,” Ryan said. “What is in the Wii box will remain the same.”
That’s that, we reckon. For now at least. More through the link.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 13:43 BST
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said he sees three titles being released this year – Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Fit Plus – to sell over ten million units.
“I believe each of these three software titles have the potential to surpass 10 million copies worldwide in the whole fiscal year,” said the exec, speaking in an investor Q&A released by Nintendo yesterday.
He added: “We recognise this Q1 result is not the strongest and closer to the lower parameters of our expectations, but we expect we can reverse the situation through the full-fiscal year and therefore did not revise out forecast.”
Mario Galaxy 2 to sell a billion units at launch? Bet on it.
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 15:40 BST
Wii Sports Resort has been out in Europe since July 24, and it has already sold 600,000 copies.
That’s 100,000 more than the States.
Topping the UK all-formats chart for two weeks running, during its first week the game became the fourth largest selling Wii title to date with second week sales growing another six percent.
The game comes bundled with Wii MotionPlus.
More over on GI.biz.
Wed, Aug 05, 2009 | 21:05 BST
Nintendo has announced that since its launch on July 25, Wii Sports Resort has sold over 500,000 units in the United States.
“Through Monday we sold one copy of Wii Sports Resort roughly every 1.5 seconds continuously since it launched in the United States,” said NOA’s Cammie Dunaway, “This tells us consumers were eagerly waiting to get their hands on these fun activities, and it’s a great start for a game that will have long-lasting appeal.”
Wii Sports Resort includes archery, Swordplay, table tennis, basketball, golf, bowling, Air Sports, Power Cruising, Frisbee, cycling, canoeing and wakeboarding and comes with Wii MotionPlus.
Loads more through the press release.
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 16:09 BST
Weekly values for the UK games market were up 16 percent thanks to Wii Sports Resort.
According a report from MCV, Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA figures show a market jump from £16.9 million week ending July 10 to £18.6 million for week ending July 25 with unit sales hitting 907,501.
Currently, sales figures are down two percent to £18.3 million, with unit sales up two percent to 923,204.
Upcoming games for August include Batman Arkham Asylum, Wolfenstein and Ashes Cricket 2009 with September promising The Beatles: Rock Band, Halo 3: ODST, Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box, Need For Speed Shift and Dirt 2.
Looks like September will be a decent month.
More through the link.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 10:12 BST
Nintendo has announced that selected UK retailers will allow you to be the first to play Wii Sports Resort and give you the chance of winning a watersports and beach holiday in Halkidiki, Greece.
All you have to is turn up at one of the following retailers on this Friday, 24th July:
Game, 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
Argos, Unit 2, The Gantry, 22-26 The Headrow, Leeds
Smyths, Unit 424, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin
GameStation, 138 Birmingham New Street, Birmingham
Full press release after the break.
Thu, Jul 16, 2009 | 15:09 BST
Nintendo has given Wii a firmware update.
Update 4.1 fixes a bug in Wii Sports Resort, that way it will be playable when it lands in stores July 26.
That’s pretty much it. Plug up your Wii and see for yourself.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 22:29 BST
Nintendo is transforming New York’s Times Square into beachy resort July 23, complete with a sand, swimming pools and a tropical lounge.
This is all in celebration of Wii Sports Resorts imminent release on July 26.
The “interactive oasis” will provide game demonstrations, giveaways and a bar serving tropical non-alcoholic drinks.
What! No rum?
So, if you live in NYC, or just plan on being there, the event lasts from 9:00am – 3:00pm EST and takes place on Military Island which is 7th Avenue and Broadway Avenue, between 43rd and 44th streets.
Full thing through the break.
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 | 09:55 BST
Wii Sports Resort was the biggest selling game in Japan last month, despite being on sale for less than a week.
The game blew the competition away in the Media Create charts for the seven days ending June 28, as previously reported.
The Enterbrain top ten for June:
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii): 353,827
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS): 171,242
- Friend Collection (DS): 170,490
- Ace Attorney Investigations (DS): 65,863
- Sloane & MacHale’s Mysteries (DS): 57,359
- Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP): 51,590
- Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires (PS3): 49,059
- Infinite Space (DS): 48,397
- Atelier Rorona (PS3): 47,456
- Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 2 (PSP): 45,282
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 22:10 BST
Satoru Iwata has a Q&A with developers who worked on Wii Sports Resort posted over on Nintendo’s UK site.
It’s a very interesting bit of chat regarding all things Sports Resort related, and but one of the more interesting bits comes from a part discussing Miyamoto.
Apparently, he told a reporter at E3 2008 that the game included golf, but it really didn’t.
Iwata: By the way, why did you decide to include golf in Wii Sports Resort?
Takayuki Shimamura: Well, after Miyamoto-san got back from E3 in 2008…
Miyamoto: Really? Is that right?
Shimamura: Right after getting back to Japan, he suddenly said: “You know we’re including golf now.” Apparently he’d stated in an interview that this time round golf shots would be determined by the backswing, even though at that time a golf game didn’t exist in any shape or form! (laughs)
Iwata: It’s a trick he often uses! (laughs)
Miyamoto: That’s right. I block off the escape route.
Iwata: I’m not quite as bad as Miyamoto-san, but I have been known to use the same trick on occasion.
Loads more goodies through the link.
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 | 16:27 BST
Wii Sports Resort launched in Japan on June 25 and during its first four days sold 353,827 copies.
According to Famitsu, Sports Resort is the third best-selling Wii title behind Mario Kart (608,000) and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (816,000).
It launches in the US and Europe late July.
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 | 11:23 BST
1UP got its hands on an “early playable review build” of Wii Sports Resort and put out a couple of videos of gameplay that you can see below.
It actually looks rather good, if we’re being honest. But then again, the excellent Wii Sports still remains our most played game on the system.
Have a look.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 09:11 BST
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 08:13 BST
After the break you can see a couple of Japanese language videos showing golf and table tennis in Wii Sports Resort.
The sequel will feature Wii MotionPlus support and is due to land in July.
Hit NintendoEverything, for a few other “making-of” vids showing other events featured in the game. They too, are all in Japanese. Lovely.
Check ‘em all out.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 13:40 BST
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 13:26 BST
Nintendo just confirmed Wii MotionPlus for a June 12 release in Europe.
Wii Sports Resort will launch on July 24.
“Everyone who has played the Wii can remember the moment they first discovered its intuitive controls and realised that this was an incredible new way of experiencing video games,” said NoE PR boss, Laurent Fischer.
“Wii MotionPlus will create that feeling again, taking gameplay to a new level of realism. And with Wii Sports Resort, people will get the chance to immerse themselves in a hugely fun set of games that are designed to make the very best of this exciting new technology.”
MotionPlus has already been confirmed for a June launch in Japan.
Press release after the break.
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 | 07:25 BST
Nintendo said today that Wii Sports Resort is to launch in June in Japan, according to this Reuters report.
The sequel will ship overseas the following month.
The title marks the launch of Wii MotionPlus.
The news comes from a Japanese press conference.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 18:03 BST
Speaking at Nintendo’s E3 press conference at that Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, big boss Reggie announced that Wii Sports Resort will launch globally next spring.
The game utilises the company’s new MotionPlus technology. We saw sword fighting, jet-skiing and Cammie and Reggie having lots of fun in the meantime.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 21:10 BST
Nintendo has announced the follow-up to Wii Sports called Wii Sports Resort during its E3 conference in Los Angeles, California.
The game will use the new Wii MotionPlus device.
It’s said to be “literally a day at the beach.” A frisbee mini game, a sword-fighting game and some Mii-based jet ski thing were shown.
More to follow.