The fact is there are some of us out there that don’t really see sports as fun. Maybe some of us enjoy sports but do we get enough physical activity in our day to day lives? Clearly one does not need to look at sheets of data to know that most north Americans don’t.
Will Wii Sports help us out?
So why is it that Wii Sports are appealing even to non-athletes? Could it be because its so easy that no skill is required or maybe its the cool new interface. Personally I believe its a little of both and with the Wii Sports Pack coming soon the virtual sports are stepping closer to the real thing.
If you’ve been to wiinewz.com today you’ll notice they have a nice little review of the Wii sports pack. The Wii Sports pack comes with 3 plastic wiimote accessories that make the sports feel just a little bit more like the real thing. Included is a tennis racket, baseball bat, and golf putter designed for a 2 year old. I’m not sure if anyone will buy it though.
Reading the review made me aware of a few short comings with the biggest being the blocked sensors on the front of the wiimote. Therefore you cant use the wiimote to navigate through the menu’s without removing the midget plastic… ehm thing. But this is just a minor annoyance only to be shadowed by the question “do I really need it?”.
Closing the Gap
The Wii Sports Pack certainly does close the gap between virtual and real sports. Its actually kind of scary that people who have never liked sports are now starting to like them because of the Wii. Accessories like these may even open the door for them to the point where they will actually go outside for once and witness daylight as they participate in a real physical activity. Or maybe not… they might just stay inside and become pros at Wii sports until the Olympics comes out with a WiiLympics. But, hey… why not?
What about You?
Would Wii Sports feel more real to you with the Wii sports pack? Are you more compelled to play real sports because of Wii Sports?