Why didn't the 3DS get a Wii Sports port?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by SlashofaSword, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. SlashofaSword

    SlashofaSword Advanced Member

    May 3, 2017
    Looking at the fact that Wii Sports is the 3rd best selling game of all time (even if that's only because it came with the Wii) and what a failure the Wii U was, why didn't the 3DS see some kind of Wii Sports variant? I get that Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort could only exist thanks to the amazing motion controls of the Wii, but with the Wii U failing, I would have thought Nintendo would have pumped everything they had into the 3DS. Seeing as Wii Sports isn't just a great selling game but nowadays it's a pretty big meme, it would have gotten great amounts of hype and news coverage.

    I know we got games like Mario Golf, but to me another variant of Wii Sports for the 3DS would've been fun and done well for Nintendo. Even if it wouldn't have been as good because the 3DS doesn't have as-good motion controls, it would have been a fun callback (especially since Nintendo are so popular for nostalgia and childhood memories.)
  2. rctgamer3

    rctgamer3 GBAtemp Fan

    May 5, 2008
    Exactly, motion controls; Something the 3DS lacks and it's awkward putting a motion game on a platform it isn't designed for. Gyroscope doesn't count. Switch would be a possible candidate.
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  3. Irvinnator

    Irvinnator Newbie

    May 6, 2018
    I mean the wii sports was to show off what the wii was capable of, its totally different in the 3ds where it doesn't have motion control. Kinda like 1-2 switch for the nintendo switch.
  4. New_Newbie

    New_Newbie Advanced Member

    Aug 10, 2015
    United States
    Wii Sports was to show off the Wii's gimmick, motion controls. 3DS games are meant to show off the 3DS's gimmick, 3D. If you want sports, play Mario Sports Superstars. (It's not very good imo, BECAUSE of the controls)
  5. dpad_5678

    dpad_5678 GBAtemp's Memelord

    Nov 19, 2015
    United States
    You can't have a game based.on motion controls on a portable handheld (not talking about the Switch). It just doesn't work that way and the gameplay would be horrific, thus ruining Wii Sport/Resort's reputation.

    I'd love Wii Sports on the Switch (and it better be called Wii Sports: Switch...or Wii Sports 2 and not some fuckery like Switch Sports).
  6. Kigiru

    Kigiru GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 11, 2017
    How about SWIItch Sports? With WII bolded for aesthetics.

    Also, motion controls on 3DS are kinda sucky. See USUM Ultra Hole thing and that one face-aliens-free-game-loaded-on-all-3dses. They are pretty bad.
  7. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 14, 2011
    I doubt it'd reference the Wii name... Maybe just "Mii Sports"?