Review: Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus

Wii Sports Resort retail packaging Wii Sports Resort cover Wii Motion Plus

Using my Wii as a dust collector was getting old, so I decided to purchase a copy of Wii Sports Resort. This game includes one Wii Motion Plus – the add-on module  that increases the accuracy of your movements.

Something worth remembering is that to play Wii Sports Resort with friends, you’ll need a Wii Motion Plus for every controller you wish to use. Lets face it, the Wii’s main use is with friends, so if your buying this game, plan on another $35 for a 2nd Motion Plus.

While the Motion Plus is just an add on module to the end of your controller, it comes with a silicon surround. This fits over your entire controller, adding a serious amount of squidgy padding at the top. I can only imagine this is a response to those slippery fingered people who’ve put controls through their expensive TV screen.

The Good

  • Accuracy is improved with Wii Motion Plus
  • Plenty of new sports to play (some require the nun chuck)
  • Wii sports games are extended (i.e. bowling features 100-pin)

The Bad

  • Wii Sports Resort requires Motion Plus.
  • Can get expensive, especially if you want to play 4 players.


I picked up Wii Sports Resort for $79. Add another $35 for the additional Wii Motion Plus and the experience cost me $114. That’s pretty pricey for a Wii game. Admittedly it’s not as much as you’ll fork over for plastic musical instruments.

Overall I’ve really had fun playing Wii Sports Resort. now against 3 separate opponents. Reports are the game is selling well and that doesn’t surprise me, given its an extension of what the Wii excels at – fun, multi-player gaming.

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Jason Cartwright
Jason Cartwright
Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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