Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nintendo gets ready for its biggest video game launch of the year: ‘Wii Sports Resort’

Hard-core video game players could care less, but one of the biggest video game titles of the year comes out tomorrow. It’s Nintendo’s “Wii Sports Resort” for the company’s market-leading Wii game console.
Nintendo is targeting the game at families and young kids. The game features a collection of tropical island sports activities, including riding Jet Skiis, sword fighting, and tossing a Frisbee to a dog on the beach.
Priced at $49.99, it includes one Wii MotionPlus accessory. This accessory attaches to the bottom of your motion-sensing Wii controller and provides much more accurate control of the on-screen movement.
Additional Wii MotionPlus accessories cost $19.99. Every family will need at least two. One for each controller. That spells “Ka-ching” for Nintendo.
“Wii Sports Resort” is a sequel to Nintendo’s popular “Wii Sports.” The new title includes 12 different sports activities.
I’ve held off getting a Wii console so far. But my son is sure to turn up the pestering now.

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