By 9 June 2009 | Categories: news


Starting Friday (12 June 2009) South Africans will have more control.

More control over their Wiimotes that is.

After it was announced more than a year ago at E3 2008, the WiiMotionPlus will at long last be available in South Africa. The Wii MotionPlus gives better accuracy and tracks users’ motions while playing in finer detail. It easily connects to the bottom of the Wiimote and encases it with a rubber jacket.

We had a chance to test out the MotionPlus at the release of EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis, held at the German Country Club in Paulshof, JHB recently.

Fans of the tennis mini game on Wii Sports will go crazy for Grand Slam Tennis. With the Wii MotionPlus you can accurately play backspin, topspin and a variety of slices- with a marked increase in sensitivity compared to the normal Wiimote.

The accessory does not add a lot of weight to the controller, and the extra grip that the rubber glove provides comes in handy, especially during hard fought 5th set tie-breakers.

For now there are not a lot of titles available with which the MotionPlus controller works. Titles include Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo), Virtua Tennis 2009 (SEGA), Grand Slam Tennis (EA), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (EA).

The Wii MotionPlus is sold separately or via bundles with Nintendo’s upcoming Wii Sports Resort, or EA’s Grand Slam Tennis.

The Wii MotionPlus will retail for R350 incl vat.


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