On July 26, Nintendo invites everyone to kick
back and transform their living rooms into a tropical island adventure with
the Wii Sports Resort video game, the next chapter in the Wii Sports
phenomenon. Wii Sports Resort introduces a new era of motion controls with 12
resort-themed sports enhanced by the included Wii MotionPlus accessory.

This accessory attaches to the base of the Wii Remote controller to bring
exacting precision to games that are specially designed for it. Wii MotionPlus
recognizes the slightest twist or turn of the Wii Remote controller to bring
players deeper into their games. Wii Sports Resort leverages this technology
as players escape to a virtual resort and experience all the fun activities of
the island setting.

The 12 sports (archery, basketball, bowling, golf, table tennis,
Swordplay, Air Sports, canoeing, cycling, Frisbee(R), Power Cruising and
wakeboarding) allow players to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers
in different ways, and while some sports require both controllers, others can
be played using only the Wii Remote. In archery, players hold the Wii Remote
vertically like a bow while drawing back the Nunchuk. In Frisbee, players
motion with the Wii Remote as though they were tossing a real Frisbee. And
while playing wakeboarding, players hold the Wii Remote sideways as though
they were hanging onto the end of a tether behind a speedboat.

Wii Sports Resort contains a vast amount of content designed to provide
both new and veteran players with fun experiences. The game continues the same
easy pick-up-and-play mechanics that made the original so popular while
introducing deeper levels of play that will keep players entertained for years
to come. Wii MotionPlus transforms the game-play experience and sets a new
industry standard in the motion-based gaming movement that Nintendo pioneered.
Data from MediaCreate in Japan showed that almost 360,000 units of Wii Sports
Resort were sold in Japan in four days following its June 25 launch. The total
sell-through estimate topped 500,000 in the second week and 600,000 in the
third week.

“Wii Sports Resort allows you and your family to enjoy all the action and
excitement of 12 sports activities from the comfort of your living room,” said
Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice president and general manager. “With
remarkable game experiences and precision motion controls, Nintendo continues
to set the standard for enhanced game play.”

To celebrate the launch of Wii Sports Resort, Nintendo of Canada is
providing a sneak-peak with a resort-themed launch event. The event will be
held on Friday, July 24th on the grounds of Ontario Place in Toronto between
the hours of 12:00 p.m. EDT and 8:00 p.m. EDT. This event is free once
admission has been paid to enter Ontario Place and is open to everyone.
Nintendo of Canada will offer an escape to Wuhu Island, featured in Wii Sports
Resort, on the shores of Lake Ontario in the form of an enormous tent housing
Wii Sports Resort interactive gaming stations. Those visiting the park can be
among the first in Canada to play Wii Sports Resort, and enjoy the Wuhu Island
oasis featuring a steel drum band, palm trees as well as other resort-themed
activities and giveaways. Wii Sports Resort goes on sale nationwide on July

The Ontario Place event kicks off a nationwide tour of Wii Sports Resort
that will bring the resort oasis to the following major events and festivals
across the country. For event details and the most up-to-date tour schedule,
visit On Tour at: www.nintendo.ca