While it's nothing out of the ordinary for us to be running into Wiixclusive tennis games, we shouldn't take Grand Slam Tennis into that category. Did you know that this EA Sports title featuring the four Grand Slam events and the biggest ATP and WTA stars was supposed to come with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions? Electronic Arts announced last week that they've put those on indefinite hold, and now you can read up and find out why.
The PS3-360 versions are of course, visually better than in the Wii, although the graphics are still pretty much Wiinfluenced. With no motion control currently available for the two systems, the developers had to work with analog sticks with the option of using the face buttons, just like what EA Sports did with Fight Night.
Luckily, our source at IGN knows his tennis, spotting inaccurate grips on top spin and slice strokes, and even single-hand backhands from Rafael Nadal. Many times, the inaccuracies would go as far as you being unable to make proper contact and response from the ball. In a nutshell, physics were far from release-worthy. The PS3-360 versions were supposed to come out Fall later this year, but given the problems, this one may or may not even see the light of day.
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