At the moment, Wii Sports Club is a downloadable collection of mini-games taken from the Wii’s pack-in title, Wii Sports, with its visuals and motion controls brought up-to-date with HD graphics and MotionPlus support by Namco Bandai.
That’s not to say that the title will remain digital-only forever. Iwata has spoken about Nintendo’s long-term plans for Wii Sport Club:
“I do not deny the possibility that Wii Sports Club may become packaged software in the future. However, for the future of Wii U, we have prioritised releasing tennis and bowling by the end of this year.”
Regarding its pricing structure – which allows you to choose between a Day Pass, giving you access to each of the available games for 24 hours, or unlimited access to an individual sport for a higher price – Iwata said the following:
We understand that there will be players who will play it almost every day just as they did with its predecessor, Wii Sports, while others will only play it when friends visit their home. We are now trying to increase the software’s sales potential by offering two different options for the people who will play it occasionally and those who will play it frequently.”
Wii Sports Club’s Tennis and Bowling games are set to arrive in Europe and North America tomorrow, along with a free hour of gameplay.