Jul 24th, 2014


The Wii Sports Club retail release for North America is tomorrow, July 25. The game will retail for $39.99 and includes all five sports that are currently available on the Nintendo eShop, including baseball, boxing, bowling, tennis and golf. The game is a follow-up to the highly popular Wii Sports Resort, for the original Wii console.

If you haven’t yet tried any of the new sports on your Wii U, Nintendo is offering a 48 hour trial for each sport until December 31 of this year. If you decide you like the sports and want to purchase them all, you save $10 by purchasing the retail version, since each sport retails for $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop. Will you be purchasing the retail version, or are the eShop versions enough for you?

There’s still no word if the Wii Sports Club bundle we saw in Japan will be available in North America, but given the popularity of the original Wii Sports, this could be something we see soon with the release of the retail package.

Let us know in the comments!

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  • Justin Carlson

    Nice. Now I’ll just wait for the retail game to go on sale.
    One reason I don’t buy digital is because you can usually get the physical game MUCH cheaper if you wait a bit and watch sales.

    • Jeffery02

      It’s not actually cheaper. It’s $39.96 for the whole thing digitally.

      • rp17

        He said wait for it to go on sale. As in wait a few weeks, and the price will go down to $10-$15 or something.

        • Jeffery02

          My bad. It’s not cheaper if you only want 1 or 2 of the games, but I understand what he means now.

        • 2Макс2

          You are lucky if the price for first-party games goes down afterwhile. At my place the price of mario 3d, mario kart and pikmin hasn’t changed since the release date. And they have never been on sale.

  • Kobe

    Honestly Wii Sports has better controls than this game. The online and graphics aren’t worth the extra money to me. I’m gonna pick up Wii Sports Resort soon, but not this game.

    • audi lover

      No it doesn’t its far more advanced when playing golf with the pad on the floor, which games are you on about ?

      • TheyCallHimBigAl

        I think he’s confusing it with ESPN Sports Connection.

        • Rinslowe

          Ubisofts sports connection title was THE worst sports collection I have ever played – tbh.
          Tragic failure.

          But my son still enjoys it.

  • Jeffery02

    Actually, baseball and boxing are offered together for $10. So it’s still $40 on the eShop as well. Since they are actually $9.99, the total on the eShop comes to $39.96, which is slightly cheaper than retail.

    • Ghasfarost

      I am glad i got all of them downloaded. It is the kind of game that you feel lazy changing the disc and you want to play as quickly as possible

  • Milky Bacons

    Meh… I got the version that was automatically downloaded onto my Wii U. I’ve never played it, so I might just see what is so different between the auto download and eShop version.

    • Jeffery02

      The auto download IS the eShop version.

      • Milky Bacons

        OH, yay! Although I’m guessing that it doesn’t come with all 5 attractions.

        • Jeffery02

          They both have the attractions. You just have to pay for each one separately regardless or buy a 1 day pass.

          • Milky Bacons

            ok, so… I’ll just delete it then if I have to pay to play games on it.

          • steveb944

            You can give them a try with a 24 hr trial to see if it’s a worthy purchase.

          • Milky Bacons

            …I’m just going to take some time and see what to do with it. I still have Wii Sports, so I can still play that. Oh well. I confuzzled.

  • TheyCallHimBigAl

    Three reasons Wii Sports U is better than Oculus Rift:
    1. Augmented reality without a ridiculous helmet
    2. Actually made by a game company instead of Facebook
    3. Can be enjoyed with liberal amounts of beer, pizza, and women.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      You do realize the whole purpose of the Oculus Rift was/is to make it feel like you’re in the game, right? Wii Sports U doesn’t do that, lol. With the Oculus Rift, if you look in any direction, you see the game in a first person perspective. With Wii Sports U, if you look in any direction but straight, you’ll see the furniture in your house. Thus, breaking the immersion.

      The Oculus Rift wasn’t made by Facebook. It was made by a company called “Oculus VR” a virtual reality technology company founded by Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey. The first Oculus Rift was released September 2012. This was before Facebook ever got involved. It was March 2014 when Facebook stepped in and agreed to acquire Oculus Rift .

      • Rinslowe

        All true points. But it really is a device you’ll spend most of your time using on your own.
        Not much of a social gaming tool. And you’re not aware of anyone or anything around you. Which poses it’s own set of issues…
        But it’s definitely worth checking out for the experience. Definitely a cool bit of tech.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          “But it really is a device you’ll spend most of your time using on your own. Not much of a social gaming tool.”

          Of course. There is absolutely no denying that. That’s why I didn’t bring that subject up. I was just correcting the person on the points that were incorrect.
          The Oculus Rift is definitely an interesting piece of technology. I’d really like to try it myself, but the only way you can get one is ordering it from their website. I’d be more comfortable getting one if I could just walk into a store and buy one there.

          • 2Макс2

            Yo dawg so i heard you like buy things in store, so you can walk in store and buy ORift so you can buy things in e-store with it))

          • TheyCallHimBigAl

            Oculus is owned by Facebook. Facebook is invested heavily in the company, meaning they are going to be calling the shots on Oculus Rift, its promotion, and its content. Its like saying Nintendo owns Monolith Soft. Technically Monolith is its own company with its own product line, but since its acquisition by Nintendo it is no longer a separate entity. So too with Oculus.

            I do admit I may have left some vital information out in my attempt at humor. Perhaps next time I’ll add links to the Oculus corporate website next time I make a joke.

  • Ducked

    This game isn’t worth $40, the only thing it adds is online multiplayer and HD. And I really don’t care about Mii’s being in HD.

    • matthew garcia

      This would sale really well 7 years ago 🙂

      • Daniel Carvalho

        Maybe 2 years ago, when the Wii U launched. This should have been a launch title, alongside Nintendo Land!

        • matthew garcia

          Yeah I would have liked that when I purchased my Wii u

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  • Rinslowe

    Multiplayer is a worthy inclusion. But the price is still a surprise. Not sure it’s really worthwhile if you’ve still got the original Wii Sports. Best enjoyed as a social thing locally, imo. And doesn’t actually look as though Nintendo are going to build on whats already available, so much…

  • Thomas Vienna

    I mostly just wanted Baseball and Golf, so I’m glad I paid $20 for those sports, and not $40 for the whole thing.

  • Joseph Oliveira

    Did anyone else get this game free from digital download when Mario Kart 8 was released?

  • WellWisher

    They should just give it away for free.

  • Connor

    No, you save nothing. $40 for all sports download, $40 for retail. Same price.

  • lordhoff31

    its a rip off, full price for that!!!! it came free with the wii ffs, they add HD and multiplayer and expect people to pay full whack for it, no chance!!!

  • PrincessKairi

    Would have much preffered the retail edition of NES Remix 1 & 2 over this.
    Like Wii Fit U, the moments passed….