Let’s say you’re excited about the Wii’s newest accessory, the MotionPlus. If you own a Wii, you probably are. After all, the little device promises to finally make the 1:1 motion we’ve dreamed about a reality. It might even be good enough to make Red Steel 2 a success. But that’s a tale for another day.
Anyway, there are probably some of you out there who are totally psyched for the MotionPlus but don’t want to cough up $50 for the device along with Wii Sports Resort. Especially considering MotionPlus is MSRPing at $20 all by itself.
The good news for those of you in Europe is that EA is bundling MotionPlus with two of its hot summer sports titles, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis. The suggested retail price for these packages is 50 British Pounds, or around $73 as of April 22nd exchange rates. In North America, only PGA Tour will be packaged with MotionPlus, but the MSRP for that is just $60. So you’re not exactly saving money in Europe, but it’s nice to get everything in one package, right?
No matter what you decide to do, the support EA has shown towards MotionPlus has to be welcome to Wii owners. While in previous years EA Sports’ Wii games have taken a back seat to their counterparts on Sony’s and Microsoft’s machines, this year EA Sports will make a big splash on Wii. It is worth noting however, that neither Grand Slam Tennis nor PGA Tour 10 require MotionPlus. Both games are made possible to play with or without the accessory, though how dramatic the difference will be remains to be seen.