Wii Sports is easily one of the Wii’s most popular titles, due in no small part to the fact that it came packed with the system. You’d think Nintendo might do it all over again with Wii Sports Resort, but Nintendo of Canada’s senior supervisor of communcations and advertising Matt Ryan says that is not the case. Check out his comments in an interview with Toronto Thumbs:
The long-term plan is difficult to say, but I can tell you that there are no plans to make Wii Sports Resort what is packed in with the Wii purchase … what is in the Wii box will remain the same. Wii Sports Resort will not replace Wii Sports. The intention with Wii Sports was to provide an out of the box experience for consumers and we want new consumers and non-owners to experience that just as everybody else has.
I guess Nintendo figures Wii Sports Resort is good enough to sell on its own, but consumers love repackaging. Why wouldn’t they slap it in a new shiny box with the Wii? Not that it matters, because they’ll sell a gazillion copies of it anyway, but still …