Wants to boost flagging
Nintendo said that it will release a new version of its "Wii
Sports" software in Japan in June to shore up flagging Wii console sales.
"Wii Sports" game helped drive the outfit's console sales because it allowed
users to play baseball, tennis and other sports using a motion-sensing
controller. Wii Sports Resort, which will hit overseas markets in July, lets
users throw a frisbee to a virtual dog or duel one another with swords with the
controller, which looks like a TV remote and enables gamers to direct on-screen
play by swinging it like a racket or baseball bat.
Nintendo needs to do
something to counter the surge in sales for the PS3 which outstripped the Wii
for the first time in 16 months thanks to new PS3 titles from Sega Sammy and
Capcom. Apparently demand for the Wii has dried up and the outfit does not
want to lower its prices.