The gameplay is pretty similar to Wii Sports for most of the games. The main new addition was the introduction of online play. It is done in a community similar to the Mario Kart 7 fashion. There is also a number of clubs for regions or province where you can play against those in those regions. Some sports implement the GamePad functionality.
The game was first issued on the Wii U eShop with Tennis and Bowling on October 30 for Japan and November 7 for the rest of the world. The sports can be purchased for $9.99 for permanent use or $2.99 for a day pass for all the sports. Each addition allowed the Wii U owner a free 24 hours with the launched sport.
Golf was distributed on December 18 worldwide featuring the 9 original holes from Wii Sports. Later in April 2014, the courses from Wii Sports Resort were added alongside a free weekend.
Boxing and Baseball were released on June 26 worldwide.
|Wii Sports • Wii Sports Resort • Wii Sports Club|
|Airplane • Baseball • Bowling • Boxing • Golf • Tennis|
|Air Sports • Archery • Basketball • Bowling • Canoeing • Cycling • Frisbee • Golf • Power Cruising • Swordplay • Table Tennis • Wakeboarding|
|Nintendo Sports video games|
|American Football||NES Play Action Football • Play Action Football • Super Play Action Football|
|Baseball||Baseball • Major League Baseball (1994) • Winning Run • Major League Baseball (1998)|
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Slugfest (Nintendo 64) (GBC)
|Basketball||NCAA Basketball • NBA Courtside • NBA Courtside 2 • NBA Courtside 2002|
|Excite series||Excitebike (-e) • VS. • Mario Battle Stadium • 64 • Truck • Excitebots • World Rally|
|Golf||Golf • Golf (Virtual Boy) • Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics • Legend of Golfer|
|Hockey||Ice Hockey • NHL Stanley Cup|
|Soccer||Soccer • Super Soccer|
|Winter Sports||Winter Gold • 1080° Snowboarding • 1080° Avalanche|
|Tennis||Tennis • Super Tennis|
|Wave Race series||Wave Race • Wave Race 64 • Wave Race: Blue Storm|
|Wii Sports series||Wii Sports • Wii Sports Resort • Wii Sports Club|
|Other games||Pro Wrestling (Famicom Wrestling Association) • Volleyball|
|Related||Mario Golf • Mario Tennis • Mario Kart • Mario & Sonic • Punch-Out!!|