Despite being Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show highlight and linking up with the creators of Mario Golf, We Love Golf had “sluggish” sales in Japan. Determined to make the title standout in North America Capcom is giving We Love Golf a significant addition, online play. Motion controlled golfers can connect either through friend codes or find random golfers on the green using World Play mode.
Probably a smaller, but creative marketing choice Capcom polled North America on what costumes they would like to see in the North American version. Ken and Morrigan outfits will be used for the two new characters created exclusively for the Western edition of We Love Golf.
Do these things make We Love Golf more appealing? Here’s a thought: Wiis in Japan are not bundled with Wii Sports and while many people purchased it, it doesn’t have the same 100% ratio like North America. Perhaps, Wii Sports Golf whets the appetite for more or maybe its all the golf a Wii owner needs.