JS:The original Wii first gained popularity thanks in large part to Wii Sports. The various mini-games in Wii Sports were entertaining, in that they were easy to play and the well-implemented motion controls made players look a little ridiculous in the process. More importantly, Wii Sports remained enjoyable long after the launch of the Wii in 2006. Wii Party arrived several years later, and despite boasting a much larger collection of games they were bland, generic and entirely forgettable. Now, with the Wii U struggling to recapture the magic of Nintendo's previous console, we have Wii Party U.