Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge

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Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge
Developer(s) 49Games
Publisher(s) JP Arc System Works
NA Conspiracy Entertainment
EU RTL Enterprises
Series Winter Sports
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA November 25, 2008
EU November 27, 2008
JP March 19, 2009
Genre(s) Sports, Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice skating
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Wii Balance Board
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Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge (Winter Sports 2009: The Next Challenge in Europe) features 15 disciplines spanning nine sports, 42 challenges and "boss" rivals to test the mettle of casual and hardcore gamers alike. Four-player hot seat and two-player split-screen play allow for multiplayer fun on the Wii, while a career mode lets players customize their in-game characters for a more realistic gameplay experience.

Emulation Information

Wii Balance Board

This title supports Wii Balance Board, though no emulation is provided for the Wii Balance Board. The real Wii Balance Board may be required to access some features.

  • In Bluetooth Passthrough mode, a Balance Board can be synced just like any Wii Remote, without any special configuration. Refer to the article for details.
  • Otherwise, set the Balance Board option in the Controller Configuration dialog from "None" to "Real Balance Board". Then press the red "Sync" button in the battery compartment of the balance board, and press "Refresh" if Continuous Scanning is disabled. There is no fast sync (Wii Remote 1+2) in the Balance Board, so the sync button must be used each time.


There are no reported problems with this title.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21736 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-15993 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.8 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6770 Perfect. Direct3D 11, 3xIR, 1xAF, 1x MSAA. There are a few second-long slowdowns from 30 FPS to 25 FPS during the opening cut-scene of the Competition menu, due to my decade-old hardware and because these are the most graphics-intense crowds in the game. Once I am playing the actual levels, it plays beautifully and smoothly at 30 FPS. SpectraNocturne

Gameplay Videos