Wii Sports was a launch title for the Nintendo Wii all the way back in 2006—that was a whopping 13 years ago. Despite the game’s age, that isn’t stopping a group of seniors who regularly continue to enjoy it to this day over at the Waterford Senior Center, located in Michigan, USA.
At this senior center, there are regular playoffs that are apparently a part of the “National Senior League”. They even have different teams, such as one called the “Sparklers”.
A collection of photos has been posted in an article from The Journal Times, which is where this story originates from. It’s quite wholesome to see a group of elderly folk still having a great time thanks to the simplicity offered by the Wii and Wii Sports. Nintendo did design both the system and casual games such as Wii Sports to be as accessible as possible so that just about anyone could play. It’s clear that this goal is still being fulfilled even today well after the system has been discontinued and succeeded twice over.
Perhaps Nintendo should really consider making a new Wii Sports equivalent for the Switch. That way, seniors like this could have a next-gen casual experience. It might be easier on their eyes too; HD is far crisper than the Wii’s 480p capabilities!
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.