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Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club coming soon to Wii U. (Direct this morning)
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September 18, 2013, 15:58:37
 
Mr. Iwata introduced the newest games in the Wii Fit and Wii Sports series this morning, with a rather humorous intro. Video below...



Add this to your wishlist: Wii Sports Club
And also add this: Wii Fit U

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Posted: 09/18/13, 15:58:37  - Edited by 
 on: 09/19/13, 02:27:52    
 
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Hmm, Wii Sports Club is a sort of weird decision. It is basically the original Wii Sports, but with motion+ and online? Seems like a step backwards from Resort. Hope it doesn't cost too much. Did they mention the price in the video?


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 20:56:38
Guillaume said:
I'm all over Wii Fit.

As for Wii Sports Club, I'm not sure. The $2 24 hour pass is kind of useless to me, because the times I'm likely to want to get it, I'll probably be away from Wi-Fi.
I see good use from it. Having a party? Rent the sport for a day to give it a whirl.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 20:57:36
@ludist210

Right. But in my case, the time I can see myself wanting access is during the holidays, at my parents', who don't have wi-fi.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 21:44:36
@Guillaume

You have an iPhone right? You could just use it to make a personal hotspot and download it that way. Shouldn't be too large a file I would think.

The Wii Sports stuff seems weird to me. It's online but in regional clubs? Can you play against your friends? It should work fairly well online. Boxing and Tennis may be tricky but the other 3 should all be great. I wonder how successful this version of Wii Fit will be compared to past incarnations. The pedometer seems like a good idea.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 22:05:16  - Edited by 
 on: 09/18/13, 22:09:39
The pressure sensor in the wii fit meter is classic Nintendo - existing/cheap tech repurposed to do interesting things. It's a great idea, and really gives Wii Fit U a real reason to exist.

I love that they're being so competitive with pricing for this, and the way Wii Sports Club can be consumed in bitesized chunks is cool too. Buy as much or as little as you want.

The only missing piece now is advertising - they really have to let people know about these deals outside of Nintendo directs. If they do that, they should be able to hit it out of the park in the next few months.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 22:53:29
This is pretty smart way of doing it because now they can keep adding in sports as they go along. This is actually seriously fn awesome to me since I have said this idea a couple times on these boards and they did pretty much exactly that


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 22:55:13
@Wellsy529

I hope you're right. I'd love to see the Wii Sport library grow and grow, with online play included.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 23:06:41
@achhibbar

Agreed. This has to be marketed properly. We (the fans) know about it, but the general public does not. But if you Google "Wii Fit U", you see a lot of news sites picking up those stories (including mainstream media).

Speaking "directly", someone really needs to take Mr. Iwata's place in the Nintendo Directs. His English is good enough, but his pacing makes the Directs boring to listen to. Reggie isn't a great presenter on these kind of things either, but he's easier for the English-speaking crowd to listen to and at least keeps it interesting.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 23:23:44
@ludist210
Agreed. I skipped ahead when Iwata was going into the the elevation / acceleration graph. I know its meant for a general audience but I felt like I was in grade school learning how charts & graphs work.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 23:35:18
vids said:
It was such a pain in the butt to have to swap out discs on Wii for Wii Fit if you did it on a daily basis. The data collected and charted from the Wii Fit U meter is impressive.

Bingo. This is why I cannot wait for my downloaded copy of Wii Fit U. When's it release exactly? With all the pricing schemes and dates I was kinda confused initially and haven't gone back to find out.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 01:43:12
They should add something like this to Nintendo Land.

Fucking PERFECT game for DLC, thematically and all.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 01:48:40
Added to the game database: Wii Sports Club


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 02:26:00
Wii Sports Club is obviously a desperation move and slapped together last month, and I'm not so sure how well it's going to help. Seeing the case in the retail space is probably the best form of advertising, so it may go unnoticed being digital-only especially since Nintendo don't do a good job advertising digital stuff. I also think it's overpriced, especially since it was a pack-in game and later a $20 game on Wii and is still playable on Wii U, but then again people may appreciate the "pick and choose" approach since most people didn't like every sport in the game. But then again what Wii owner doesn't have Wii Sports? I don't think online play is worth that price. Like many things Nintendo have done in the past few years, I think this is a good idea executed poorly.

For myself, no interest in it.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 02:38:38
@Mop it up

Eh, it works for me kinda. I really don't want Golf, like I wish I could have not had it originally. I probably wont want Boxing because of Wii Fit U. Baseball was pretty fun. So was Tennis and Bowling but my time has passed on those really. Probably just nab at least Bowling.

It does stink a bit of desperation or douchebaggery in terms of pricing, but maybe it's just one big experiment to see how the pay-per-play model works.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 02:44:44
Do want that tennis!


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 03:31:12
It does seem a little steep. $5 per sport would be perfect. I might still give it a download for the free 24-hour trial to see how they feel with online play, and how they're updated.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 03:53:14
@TriforceBun
$5 would've been much better than $10 I agree. I can't see myself buying very many for $10, but for $5 I would've bought almost all of them, except boxing. The only way to make boxing not suck is to use a WM+ for each hand and that's not going to happen.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 03:55:47
I'm happy just because I can have Wii Sports on my Wii U at all times and have it only a few button presses away. Also helps because my brothers have ruined our copy of Wii Sports about 10 times.


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 03:56:16
The Wii Fit Trainer looks hella weird and unsettling. I hope the internet kicks up enough of a fuss for Nintendo to change or refine her model.

But the whole Wii Fit U rollout is very cool and very smart. Super-cheap and capable alternative to FitBit (which is crazy-ass expensive). And the free-for-a-while scheme might just make it move some Wii U units. I'm going to actually try to stick with it this time. There are going to be a healthy amount of minigames if they include all the old ones, as well. Those can be a fun diversion. And the Wii Street U integration is oddly brilliant.

Wii Sports Club sounds like a great idea. I hope Nintendo offers an easy way to get everything together, but I love the mandatory Motion+ and the promise of additional content. That's the kind of DLC that I can get actually behind. Particularly if it's online. It could keep casuals interested, too. Well, it could if they knew that the system existed.

I can't wait to play Tennis online. And NEVER play Bowling again, ever. I wonder how they'll update Boxing! Haha, going back to the LAUNCH of the last system has really excited me. I never realized how much I missed that shit! And the Sports Club logo is fricking sweet. November 7! Nintendo is really starting to kick out some diverse jams here.

Great Direct, overall, even if the elevation talk was boring as hell.

I have to say, Iwata really shouldn't be doing the US Directs.

@carlosrox
Agreed, but maybe for Nintendo Land 2, since the original wasn't really built for online. It would also be pretty cool if Nintendo bundled a second gamepad with a suite of games that are geared to take advantage of two.

ludist210 said:
I like this idea. Bowling tournaments could be a lot of fun!
Wii Bowling will never die!! Whyyyyy!!


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 04:11:44  - Edited by 
 on: 09/19/13, 04:32:56
Anand said:
The Wii Fit Trainer looks hella weird and unsettling. I hope the internet kicks up enough of a fuss for Nintendo to change or refine her model.
Yeah, I thought the same thing watching it. I think it's her colored pupils. The old Wii Fit Trainer's cold, dead eyes fit her living mannequin body. With the new eyes (and overall more expressive face), she looks like a person with sickly white skin. And her elbows always seem to look wrong, somehow, like they're too flat on the outside and have a gap on the inside when bent.

Time to get started on the online petition!


Posted by 
 on: 09/19/13, 04:26:05
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