Sunlight: Wii's biggest foe

Nintendo Wii's sensor bar goes awry when confronted with natural light, according to a report by a "Warpstar Knight" on the Nintendo NSIDER Forums. The impressions, from OMBRENOIR17's September 14 visit to the Nintendo World (soon to be posted on Nintendo Gal), reveal that Mother Nature's carcinogen forced Metroid Prime 3 kiosks under curtains and completely shut down Wii Sports Tennis and Shooting Game. The kiosks returned to normal as soon as the bright star took a few steps back.

kmis876194d ago

What shall become of my wii hooked up to the television in my backyard?

Islandkiwi6194d ago

How about water? I was going to play underwater, would that be a problem?

I mean, what an odd article. It's played indoors. At least specify how much sunlight would be a problem.

FinalFormKing236194d ago

Although it doesn't seem to effect most gamers, when playing near an open window in your room it can effect gaming. In my room, for example, the sun glares off the screen and may effect my gaming. Guess I'll just have to board up the windows....

calderra6194d ago

Yeesh. Now I'm glad I'm not getting a Wii! Sunlight glares all over my TV most every hour of the day. Unless I wanna play under lamplight at noon, this would not work for me.

LiamFly6194d ago

If there is sunlight directly on your TV you won't be able to see it anyway. We've all expirienced having to close the blinds or move the TV because of sunlight casting on it. In other words, if sunlight is shining in the area of the sensor bar, then it is also probably shining on the TV and the screen would be invisble anyway. Case closed.

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Switch Sports Will Never Live Up To Wii Sports

The Switch just isn't equipped for a killer sports title like the Wii was

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H9589d ago

A lot of the points made here are true, yet let's give it a chance, because like the author said, the Wii was a motion control console and everyone did view it as such while the switch is not, so the way people view the game determines how much they invested in it, so again let's give it a chance and see

Ratty589d ago

Wii sports was truly atrocious and you're saying Switch Sports will be even worse? It does not bode well for Switch Sports indeed.

Fntastic589d ago

Wii Sports was ok for screwing around, but the games lacked depth. Also I'm not sure why it seems like they decided to stick with the automatic player movement so all you need to do is swing to hit something. Very noob friendly but not as much fun IMO.

CrimsonWing69589d ago (Edited 589d ago )

Wii Sports was THE game for casuals. I don’t feel many casuals own the Switch. I can’t see this doing the numbers Wii Sports did.

Einhander1971589d ago

Course it won't, the Wii was a phenomenon. Something new with the motion tech. A curiosity to almost everyone. Obviously Switch sports won't create the same impact.

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Here's Why Wii Sports Needs To Come To the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo could be sitting on a gold mine with a past favorite.

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Relientk77620d ago

Because we all miss accidentally throwing our Wiimotes at the TV, so let's throw some Joy-Cons.

Neonridr620d ago

VR is the same way, wrist straps for a reason.

Neonridr620d ago

I loved the golf from Wii Sports Resort.

Cuzizkool620d ago

I was always confused by Nintendo’s decision to kill the franchise. “Super” stayed with Mario titles even after the Super Nintendo. They can still use the Wii name. Hell it’s been so long that releasing a new one, or even an HD remaster, will tap into that nostalgia market.

DazaMc619d ago

Super Mario launched on the NES not the Super NES.

septemberindecember619d ago

Super was never because of the Super Nintendo. Super Mario Bros launched on the NES. The Super is because it's an indirect sequel to Mario Bros.

They can just call it Nintendo Sports or something, but using the Wii name would be a bit confusing.

Bigman4k619d ago

Yeah i agree but i don't think Nintendo will be bringing wii sports to the Nintendo Switch samething goes for diddykong racing

shadowT929d ago (Edited 929d ago )

Missing Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PS5 in this list. Love this game!

Orchard929d ago

They probably didn't include it (and a bunch of others) because of their criteria for "lasting influence on the industry".

SMMM is a good game, but it doesn't stand out enough to have THAT huge of an impact on the industry as a whole - especially when compared to games like Mario, Halo & Tetris.