Ubisoft introduced the newest Simply Dance title, Simply Dance 2020, at E3 2019. The trailer and announcement had been good enjoyable, with all of the celebration you’d count on from the collection, however probably the most hanging factor may need been the Wii emblem included with the remainder of the platforms. Why would Ubisoft carry such a preferred sport to a system that’s all however useless?
Customers on Reddit and Twitter rapidly latched onto the concept that Ubisoft was bringing Simply Dance 2020 to the Wii in order that senior residents and hospital sufferers in rehabilitation may play it.
This submit on Reddit was upvoted over 4,300 instances:
Then there was this twitter submit, which additionally went viral:
many hospitals and rehab facilities use the simply dance video games to assist sufferers who’ve restricted mobility as a result of accident or sickness construct up energy and muscle tone, and so on.
these hospitals bought wiis for this function and are nonetheless utilizing them to at the present time! https://t.co/2m4MvKnOP9
— ✨RARING TO GO✨ (@alienaishas) June 10, 2019
Neither explanations are right, nonetheless. “It could be inaccurate to say that Simply Dance is offered on the Wii solely as a result of it’s developed for bodily remedy functions,” an Ubisoft consultant instructed Polygon. “Simply Dance 2020 is coming to the Wii as a result of our viewers desires it.”
Who’s taking part in Simply Dance on Nintendo Wii lately?
I requested the consultant if they’d an concept what the demographics of the sport’s viewers are. “Loads of our gamers are youngsters and households who proceed to play on Wii,” they instructed Polygon.
The reason actually is that straightforward: There’s demand for Simply Dance on the Wii, and Ubisoft is pleased to fulfill it.
The social media posts from followers weren’t far off the mark, although. We had been instructed that Ubisoft has “donated consoles and Simply Dance video games over time to youngsters’s hospitals the place they use the sport with sufferers to assist with motion, train, rehabilitation and only for enjoyable, bringing a smile to their faces.”
So the sport is used in these contexts, that’s simply not the first purpose the sport is being ported to Wii.
Simply Dance 2020 will likely be coming to Nintendo Change, Ps 4, Google Stadia, Xbox One, and sure, Nintendo Wii on Nov. 5, 2019.