This isnt Wii Sports 3 guys. Its just a remake to give WiiU owners something to play. Its a digital only release because the point is online interaction. Wii Sports Club will probably remain just a Wii Sports remake. Wii Sports 3 will certainly have Wuhu Island and then we will see new sports and probably returning ones from Wii Sports Resort. With that said cant wait for Wii tennis and Wii bowling online.
Where has Nintendo said this? This looks very much as Wii sports U to me.
Read this part from Iwata asks:
To be honest, it started from the point when we thought that since it will take some time to make all five sports and release them at once, what if we were to release them in the order they're ready. If we were to release them in a package, it would be quite some way down the road before all of them were ready.
And besides, your president wanted to play as soon as possible. (laughs)
Yeah! (laughs) I do think, however, that there are a lot of benefits to this approach. And this is an online game. If we were to release all five games at once, the customers would divide up into the different games. But if we put them out like an irregular periodical, people can thoroughly enjoy each individual sport."
Wii sports U is not gonna be a single game. The new Wii sports is supposed to work around miiverse. The new thing is getting people online, and invested in miiverse. Hence the reason why it's download at this moment. Though It might be preïnstalled later on - in the idea of pushing people online for the full experience.
When things are all said and done, Wii sports U might consist of 20 to 30 sports - with added DLC. Nintendo can release it quite simply through their online structure. At 7 November, the tile will even automaticly appear on your Wii U. All you have to do to try the free 24 hour trail, is tap the icon. That's quite smart.