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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Nintendo Switch Sports, is the latest version of Wii Sports. It brings the classic motion sports game up to date with new sports and ways to play. You can compete in six sports, including Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Football and Bowling. The novelty, as ever, is that you use real world motions to control your play and the Joy Con controller offers accurate one-to-one control for surprising nuance and precision.

The game sees the classic events from Wii-Sports returning:
  • Tennis: rally by gently swinging the Joy-Con controller at the right time.
  • Bowling: roll the ball straight ahead, or give it a little curve.
  • Sword Fight: Knock your opponent off the platform while attacking and defending.
  • Golf: Use the Joy-Con to control your swing in this classic motion controlled version of the game.

There are also new sports that extend the experience:
  • Football: Use a gigantic ball to make dynamic plays in a game that looks much like Rocket League. You use the Joy-Con motion to shoot and perform headers. You can also attach a Joy-Con controller to the Leg Strap to employ intuitive kicking motions.
  • Badminton: Control your shots left and right while keeping the shuttlecock in the air. Swing left and right while keeping the shuttlecock in the air. Unleash powerful smash shots to gain the upper hand!

Like Wii-Sports Club you can compete online in Switch Sports. Play together in the same room or online with family and friends, or challenge players around the world. You can create your own Mii character and then customise your appearance with items collected from playing online. There are even Pro Leagues where you can try to increase your rank by winning in the different sports.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/04/2022

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action, Fighting, Simulation and Sports

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: 1-4 (2 online)




Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Switch Sports Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nintendo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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