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| developer=[[Sega AM3]], {{DC}}{{PC}} [[Hitmaker]]
 
| developer=[[Sega AM3]], {{DC}}{{PC}} [[Hitmaker]]
 
| system=[[Sega NAOMI]], [[Sega NAOMI GD-ROM]], [[Sega Dreamcast]], Windows PC
 
| system=[[Sega NAOMI]], [[Sega NAOMI GD-ROM]], [[Sega Dreamcast]], Windows PC
| romsize=
 
 
| sounddriver=
 
| sounddriver=
| peripherals={{DC}} [[Dreamcast VGA Box]], [[Dreamcast Jump Pack]], [[Dreamcast Arcade Stick]], [[Dreamcast Keyboard]]
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| peripherals={{DC}} [[Dreamcast Arcade Stick]], [[Fishing Controller]], [[Jump Pack]], [[Dreamcast Keyboard]], [[Dreamcast Modem]], [[Visual Memory Unit]], [[Dreamcast VGA Box]]
 
| players=1-4
 
| players=1-4
 
| genre=Sports
 
| genre=Sports
| releases={{releases
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| releases={{releasesArcade
| arcade_date_jp=1999-12{{fileref|DCM_JP_20000526_2000-18.pdf|page=151}}
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| naomi_date_jp=1999-12{{fileref|DCM_JP_20000526_2000-18.pdf|page=151}}
| arcade_date_us=1999
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| naomi_code_jp=840-0015C
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| naomi_date_us=1999
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| naomi_code_us=840-0015C
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{releasesDC
 
{{releasesDC
 
| dc_date_eu=2000-09-08
 
| dc_date_eu=2000-09-08
 
| dc_code_eu=MK-51054-50
 
| dc_code_eu=MK-51054-50
| dc_rrp_uk=39.99{{fileref|CVG UK 226.pdf|page=98}}
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| dc_rrp_uk=39.99{{magref|cvg|226|98}}
| dc_date_us=2000
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| dc_date_us=2000-07{{magref|odmus|7|40}}
 
| dc_code_us=51054
 
| dc_code_us=51054
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| dc_rrp_us=49.99{{magref|odmus|7|91}}
 
| dc_date_us_sas=200x
 
| dc_date_us_sas=200x
 
| dc_code_us_sas=51054
 
| dc_code_us_sas=51054
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| dc_code_jp=HDR-0113
 
| dc_code_jp=HDR-0113
 
| dc_rrp_jp=5,800
 
| dc_rrp_jp=5,800
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| dc_date_au=2000
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| dc_rrp_au=89.95{{magref|hyper|84|68}}
 
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At the time of release it was widely regarded as the most realistic tennis simulator ever produced, and received very positive reviews from critics. It has since been followed by a number of sequels, starting with ''[[Virtua Tennis 2]]'' in 2001 and ending with the recently released ''[[Virtua Tennis 2009]]''.
 
At the time of release it was widely regarded as the most realistic tennis simulator ever produced, and received very positive reviews from critics. It has since been followed by a number of sequels, starting with ''[[Virtua Tennis 2]]'' in 2001 and ending with the recently released ''[[Virtua Tennis 2009]]''.
  
The Dreamcast version is compatible with the [[Dreamcast Fishing Controller]]. The [[Virtua Tennis (Game Boy Advance)|Game Boy Advance]] and [[Virtua Tennis (N-Gage)|N-Gage versions]] of ''Virtua Tennis'' are different games.
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The Dreamcast version is compatible with the [[Fishing Controller]]. The [[Virtua Tennis (Game Boy Advance)|Game Boy Advance]] and [[Virtua Tennis (N-Gage)|N-Gage versions]] of ''Virtua Tennis'' are different games.
  
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
 
===Players===
 
===Players===
 
''Virtua Tennis'' only includes male players, specifically those active in the game during the late 1990s. Female players were not introdced until ''Virtua Tennis 2''.
 
''Virtua Tennis'' only includes male players, specifically those active in the game during the late 1990s. Female players were not introdced until ''Virtua Tennis 2''.
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Jim Courier|Jim Courier]] (USA)
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| title={{flag|US}} [[wikipedia:Jim Courier|Jim Courier]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=Courier retired from the game in 2000, although is still retained in the 2002 PC version.
 
| desc=Courier retired from the game in 2000, although is still retained in the 2002 PC version.
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew|
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Tommy Haas|Tommy Haas]] (Germany)
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| title={{flag|DE}} [[wikipedia:Tommy Haas|Tommy Haas]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew|
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Tim Henman|Tim Henman]] (United Kingdom)
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| title={{flag|UK}} [[wikipedia:Tim Henman|Tim Henman]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Thomas Johansson|Thomas Johansson]] (Sweden)
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| title={{flag|SE}} [[wikipedia:Thomas Johansson|Thomas Johansson]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew|
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Yevgeny Kafelnikov|Yevgeny Kafelnikov]] (Russia)
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| title={{flag|RU}} [[wikipedia:Yevgeny Kafelnikov|Yevgeny Kafelnikov]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew|
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Carlos Moyá|Carlos Moyá]] (Spain)
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| title={{flag|ES}} [[wikipedia:Carlos Moyá|Carlos Moyá]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:Mark Philippoussis|Mark Philippoussis]] (Australia)
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| title={{flag|AU}} [[wikipedia:Mark Philippoussis|Mark Philippoussis]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=Mark Philippoussis is absent from the PC version of the game due to licensing issues.
 
| desc=Mark Philippoussis is absent from the PC version of the game due to licensing issues.
 
}}
 
}}
{{SectionsNew|
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{{InfoRow
| name=[[wikipedia:France Cédric Pioline|France Cédric Pioline]] (France)
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| title={{flag|FR}} [[wikipedia:Cédric Pioline|Cédric Pioline]]
 
| image=
 
| image=
 
| desc=
 
| desc=
 
}}
 
}}
|}
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{{InfoRow
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| title=King
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| image=
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| desc=Hidden character.
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{{InfoRow
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| title=Master
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| image=
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| desc=Hidden character.
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}}
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}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Release===
 
===Release===
In North America, [[Foote, Cone & Belding]]'s "naked man in a locker room" print advertisement garnered several complaints, forcing [[Charles Bellfield]] to defend it publically{{fileref|EGM US 136.pdf|page=47}}.
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In North America, [[Foote, Cone & Belding]]'s "naked man in a locker room" print advertisement garnered several complaints, forcing [[Charles Bellfield]] to defend it publically{{magref|egm|136|47}}.
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50,000 copies of the game were sold in the US within four days{{magref|edge|88|20}}.
  
===Sales===
 
 
In the US the title sold 368,035 units through January 2003 according to NPD Group. In the UK it officially debuted with 9,598 units in the week ending September 9th, 2000, making it the top selling game across all formats for that week according to Chart-Track, bringing the total to 10,246 units after a small number of additional copies were sold early by some retailers the previous week. In Japan it debuted at number two in the Famitsu charts with 31,483 units in the week ending November 26th, 2000, and finishing the year with a total of 50,824 sales.
 
In the US the title sold 368,035 units through January 2003 according to NPD Group. In the UK it officially debuted with 9,598 units in the week ending September 9th, 2000, making it the top selling game across all formats for that week according to Chart-Track, bringing the total to 10,246 units after a small number of additional copies were sold early by some retailers the previous week. In Japan it debuted at number two in the Famitsu charts with 31,483 units in the week ending November 26th, 2000, and finishing the year with a total of 50,824 sales.
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==Versions==
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===Localised names===
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{{aka
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|en_name=Virtua Tennis
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|us_name=Virtua Tennis
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|jp_name=パワースマッシュ
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|jp_trans=PowerSmash
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}}
  
 
==Production credits==
 
==Production credits==
<!-- I think this is from the Dreamcast version -Squirrel
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===Dreamcast version===
===Arcade version===
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{{multicol|
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{{creditstable|
 
*'''Producer:''' [[Mie Kumagai]]
 
*'''Producer:''' [[Mie Kumagai]]
 
*'''Director:''' [[Katsumoto Tatsukawa]]
 
*'''Director:''' [[Katsumoto Tatsukawa]]
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*'''Programmers:''' [[Kazuyuki Kawanuma]], [[Masayuki Inoue]], [[Takeshi Numazawa]]
 
*'''Programmers:''' [[Kazuyuki Kawanuma]], [[Masayuki Inoue]], [[Takeshi Numazawa]]
 
*'''Chief Designer:''' [[Kazuko Noguchi]]
 
*'''Chief Designer:''' [[Kazuko Noguchi]]
*'''Designers:''' [[Takahiro Kajimoto]], [[Harumi Azuma]], [[Kenji Shimizu]], [[Yasuhito Tanaka]], [[Akira Fujiki]], [[Yuko Nishimura]]
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*'''Designers:''' [[Takahiro Kajimoto]], [[Harumi Azuma]], [[Kenji Shimizu]], [[Yasuhito Tanaka]], Akira Fujiki, [[Yuko Nishimura]]
 
*'''Sound Producer:''' [[Chiho Kobayashi]]
 
*'''Sound Producer:''' [[Chiho Kobayashi]]
 
*'''Publicity:''' [[Shintaro Takaya]]
 
*'''Publicity:''' [[Shintaro Takaya]]
 
*'''Assistant Director:''' [[Masaru Futaki]]
 
*'''Assistant Director:''' [[Masaru Futaki]]
*'''Localization Team (SOJ):''' [[Shinobu Shindo]], Kaoru Ichigozaki, Luke Valentine
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*'''Package/Manual Production:''' [[Kaoru Ichigozaki]], Yoshihiru Sakuta, [[Osamu Nakazato]]
 
*'''Technical Advisor:''' [[Hans van Veenendaal]]
 
*'''Technical Advisor:''' [[Hans van Veenendaal]]
 
*'''Executive Producer:''' [[Hisao Oguchi]]
 
*'''Executive Producer:''' [[Hisao Oguchi]]
*'''SOE Product Development:''' [[Naohiko Hoshino]], [[Matt O'Driscoll]], Akiko Koutstaal, Roberto Parraga-Sanchez, Angelika Michitsch, Dave Thompson
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*'''Promotion:''' [[Takayoshi Ohuchi]]
*'''SOE Thanks:''' Jim Pride, Mat Quaeck
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*'''Isao Staff:''' Keiichiro Suzuki, Takeshi Hotta, Rikiya Katagai, Tomomi Saito, Taku Hirose
*'''Special Thanks:''' Fujifilm, Opel, Bridgestone, Yonex, Citizen, evian, weider, Tennis Monthly Magazine, Tennis Goods Nobu, Head, Philips, Dunlop, Babolat, IBM, Volvo
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*'''Special Thanks:''' Fujifilm, Head, Opel, Philips, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Yonex, Babolat, Citizen, IBM, Evian, Volvo, Weiter, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Goods Nobu
*'''Produced & Created by:''' [[Sega]]
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*'''Produced & Created By:''' [[Sega]]
*'''Translated by:''' [[Hitmaker]]
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*'''Created In Cooperation With:''' [[Hitmaker]]
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:'''Original Game ©[[Sega Corporation]], 1999, 2000'''
===Dreamcast version===
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:'''©[[Sega]]/[[Hitmaker]], 2000'''
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| source=In-game credits (JP)
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| console=DC
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}}
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{{multicol|
 
{{multicol|
 
{{creditstable|
 
{{creditstable|
{{creditsheader|}}
 
 
*'''Producer:''' [[Mie Kumagai]]
 
*'''Producer:''' [[Mie Kumagai]]
 
*'''Director:''' [[Katsumoto Tatsukawa]]
 
*'''Director:''' [[Katsumoto Tatsukawa]]
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*'''Programmers:''' [[Kazuyuki Kawanuma]], [[Masayuki Inoue]], [[Takeshi Numazawa]]
 
*'''Programmers:''' [[Kazuyuki Kawanuma]], [[Masayuki Inoue]], [[Takeshi Numazawa]]
 
*'''Chief Designer:''' [[Kazuko Noguchi]]
 
*'''Chief Designer:''' [[Kazuko Noguchi]]
*'''Designers:''' [[Takahiro Kajimoto]], [[Harumi Azuma]], [[Kenji Shimizu]], [[Yasuhito Tanaka]], [[Akira Fujiki]], [[Yuko Nishimura]]
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*'''Designers:''' [[Takahiro Kajimoto]], [[Harumi Azuma]], [[Kenji Shimizu]], [[Yasuhito Tanaka]], Akira Fujiki, [[Yuko Nishimura]]
 
*'''Sound Producer:''' [[Chiho Kobayashi]]
 
*'''Sound Producer:''' [[Chiho Kobayashi]]
 
*'''Publicity:''' [[Shintaro Takaya]]
 
*'''Publicity:''' [[Shintaro Takaya]]
 
*'''Assistant Director:''' [[Masaru Futaki]]
 
*'''Assistant Director:''' [[Masaru Futaki]]
*'''Localization Team (SOJ):''' [[Shinobu Shindo]], Kaoru Ichigozaki, Luke Valentine
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*'''Localization Team (SOJ):''' [[Shinobu Shindo]], [[Kaoru Ichigozaki]], [[Luke Valentine]]
 
*'''Technical Advisor:''' [[Hans van Veenendaal]]
 
*'''Technical Advisor:''' [[Hans van Veenendaal]]
 
*'''Executive Producer:''' [[Hisao Oguchi]]
 
*'''Executive Producer:''' [[Hisao Oguchi]]
*'''SOE Product Development:''' [[Naohiko Hoshino]], Matt O'Driscoll, [[Akiko Koutstal]], Roberto Parraga-Sanchez, Angelika Michitsch, Dave Thompson
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*'''SOE Product Development:''' [[Naohiko Hoshino]], [[Matt O'Driscoll]], [[Akiko Koutstaal]], [[Roberto Parraga-Sanchez]], [[Angelika Michitsch]], [[Dave Thompson]]
*'''SOE Thanks:''' [[Jim Pride]], [[Mat Quaeck]]
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*'''SOE Thanks:''' [[Jim Pride]], [[Mathew Quaeck|Mat Quaeck]]
 
*'''Special Thanks:''' Fujifilm, Opel, Bridgestone, Yonex, Citizen, evian, weider, Tennis Monthly Magazine, Tennis Goods Nobu, Head, [[Philips]], Dunlop, Babolat, IBM, Volvo
 
*'''Special Thanks:''' Fujifilm, Opel, Bridgestone, Yonex, Citizen, evian, weider, Tennis Monthly Magazine, Tennis Goods Nobu, Head, [[Philips]], Dunlop, Babolat, IBM, Volvo
 
*'''Presented by:''' [[Sega]]
 
*'''Presented by:''' [[Sega]]
 
*'''Translated by:''' [[Hitmaker]]
 
*'''Translated by:''' [[Hitmaker]]
'''© Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1999, 2000'''<br/>
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:'''©[[Sega Enterprises, Ltd.]], 1999, 2000'''
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| console=DC
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| source=In-game credits
 
}}
 
}}
====Other credits====
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}}
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{{creditstable|
 
{{creditstable|
{{creditsheader|}}
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*'''Product Development:'''
*'''SOA Product Development:''' Joseph Edwards, June Honma, Pedro Ponce, Michael Rhinehart, Osamu Shibamiya
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**'''Localization Producer:''' [[June Honma]]
*'''SOA Marketing:''' John Golden, Heather Hawkins, Stacey Kerr
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**'''Localization Manager:''' [[Osamu Shibamiya]]
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**'''Lead Testers:''' Mike Rhinehard, Ed Brady
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**'''Assistand Leads:''' Pedro Ponce, Joey Edwards
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*'''Product Marketing:'''
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**'''Product Manager:''' [[Stacey Kerr]]
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**'''Director:''' [[John Golden]]
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**'''Specialist:''' [[Dennis Lee]]
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*'''Manual Staff:'''
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**'''Writer/DTP:''' [[Luke Valentine]]
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**'''Supervisor:''' [[Kaoru Ichigozaki]]
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*'''Special Thanks:''' [[Jin Shimazaki]], [[Shinobu Shindo]], [[Arnold Feener]], [[Sean Doidge]], [[Angela Santos]], [[Robert Schonfisch|Bob Schonfisch]], Martha Hill
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| console=DC
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| source=US manual
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
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|MAN!AC DE 2000-10.pdf|maniac|2000-10|25
 
|MAN!AC DE 2000-10.pdf|maniac|2000-10|25
 
}}
 
}}
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|{{galleryPrintAd
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|Neo_Plus_30_PL.pdf|neopl|30|100
 
}}
 
}}
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==Artwork==
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<gallery>
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VirtuaTennis logo.jpg
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VirtuaTennis DC Art HAAS.JPG
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VirtuaTennis DC Art HENMAN.JPG
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VirtuaTennis DC Art MOYA.JPG
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VirtuaTennis DC Art PIOLINE.JPG
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</gallery>
  
 
==Physical scans==
 
==Physical scans==
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| icon=Arcade
 
| icon=Arcade
 
| arcade=100
 
| arcade=100
| arcade_source={{num|15|page=103|pdf=Arcade UK 15.pdf}}
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| arcade_source={{magref|arcade|15|103}}
 
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{{ScanArcade
 
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| console=NAOMI
 
| console=NAOMI
 
| region=JP
 
| region=JP
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| instructionslong2=Notavailable.svg
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| instructionslong3=Notavailable.svg
 
| cart=VirtuaTennis NAOMI Cart.jpg
 
| cart=VirtuaTennis NAOMI Cart.jpg
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Dreamcast version===
 
===Dreamcast version===
{{ratings
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<section begin="DC_ratings" />{{ratings
 
| icon=DC
 
| icon=DC
 
| arcade=80
 
| arcade=80
| arcade_source={{num|23|page=82/83|pdf=Arcade UK 23.pdf|pdfpage=82}}
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| arcade_source={{magref|arcade|23|82|printpage=82/83}}
 
| cvg=100
 
| cvg=100
| cvg_source={{num|226|page=98-99|pdf=CVG UK 226.pdf|pdfpage=98}}
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| cvg_source={{magref|cvg|226|98|printpage=98-99}}
 
| dcuk=90
 
| dcuk=90
 
| dcuk_source={{num|13}}
 
| dcuk_source={{num|13}}
 
| dmjp=87
 
| dmjp=87
| dmjp_source={{num|2000-38|page=20|pdf=DCM_JP_20001201_2000-38.pdf}}
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| dmjp_source={{magref|dmjp|2000-38|20}}
 
| dmjp_r=92
 
| dmjp_r=92
| dmjp_r_source={{num||page=32|pdf=Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf}}
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| dmjp_r_source={{magref|dori|2002-18|32}}
 
| edge=80
 
| edge=80
| edge_source={{num|88|page=94/95|pdf=Edge UK 088.pdf|pdfpage=94}}
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| edge_source={{magref|edge|88|94|printpage=94/95}}
 
| famitsu=83
 
| famitsu=83
 
| famitsu_source={{num|624|page=33|pdf=}}
 
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| nextgeneration=100
 
| nextgeneration=100
 
| odmuk=90
 
| odmuk=90
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| odmuk_source={{magref|odmuk|12|66|printpage=66-70}}
 
| pu=95
 
| pu=95
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}}<section end="DC_ratings" />
 
{{Scanbox
 
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| disc=VirtuaTennis DC US Disc.jpg
 
| inlay=VirtuaTennisDCUSInlay.jpg
 
| inlay=VirtuaTennisDCUSInlay.jpg
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| console=Dreamcast
 
| console=Dreamcast
 
| region=US ([[Sega All Stars]])
 
| region=US ([[Sega All Stars]])
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| square=yes
 
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| disc=VirtuaTennis DC US Disc SAS.jpg
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| console=Dreamcast
 
| console=Dreamcast
 
| region=EU
 
| region=EU
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| square=yes
 
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| disc=Virtuatennis dc pal disc.jpg
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{{Scanbox
 
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| region=JP
 
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| spinemissing=yes
 
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| region=EU (white label)
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| disc=VirtuaTennis DC EU Disc White.jpg
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===PC version===
 
===PC version===
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| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=US
 
| region=US
 
| front=VirtuaTennis PC US cover.jpg
 
| front=VirtuaTennis PC US cover.jpg
 
| disc=VirtuaTennis PC US Disc.jpg
 
| disc=VirtuaTennis PC US Disc.jpg
}}{{scanbox
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}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=JP
 
| region=JP
 
| front=VirtuaTennis PC JP cover.jpg
 
| front=VirtuaTennis PC JP cover.jpg
}}{{scanbox
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}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=UK
 
| region=UK
 
| cover=VirtuaTennis PC UK Box.jpg
 
| cover=VirtuaTennis PC UK Box.jpg
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}}{{Scanbox
 
| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=UK ([[Xplosiv]])
 
| region=UK ([[Xplosiv]])
 
| cover=VirtuaTennis PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
 
| cover=VirtuaTennis PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
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| console=PC
 
| console=PC
 
| region=FR
 
| region=FR
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| region=DE
 
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| console=PC
 
| region=DE ([[Xplosiv]])
 
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| console=PC
 
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| region=ES (FX)
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/dc/001111/ Dreamcast], [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/pc/powsma/ PC]
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* Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/dc/001111/ Dreamcast], [https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://sega.jp/pc/powsma/ PC]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  
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{{VirtuaTennisOmni}}
 
{{VirtuaTennis}}
 
{{VirtuaTennis}}
[[Category:NAOMI games]]
 
[[Category:1999 NAOMI games]]
 
[[Category:NAOMI GD-ROM games]]
 

Revision as of 09:57, 31 August 2019

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Virtua Tennis
System(s): Sega NAOMI, Sega NAOMI GD-ROM, Sega Dreamcast, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega,
Windows PC
Empire Interactive (EU), Activision (US)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Fishing Controller, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast Modem, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (NAOMI)
JP
¥? 840-0015C
Arcade (NAOMI)
US
$? 840-0015C















Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0113
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.99More...[2] 51054
Sega Dreamcast
US
(Sega All Stars)
$? 51054
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99More...[4] MK-51054-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F MK-51054-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? MK-51054-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas MK-51054-50
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.95More...[5] ?



Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) HCJ-0326
Windows PC
US
Windows PC
EU
EI-1439
Windows PC
EU
(Xplosiv)

Virtua Tennis, called PowerSmash (パワースマッシュ) in Japan, is an arcade game developed by Sega AM3 for the Sega NAOMI arcade board, as either a ROM board or a GD-ROM. It is a tennis game where the user can play as a number of real-life professional tennis players of the era competing in a number of real tournaments. Initially released in 1999, it was ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, and Microsoft Windows in 2002.

At the time of release it was widely regarded as the most realistic tennis simulator ever produced, and received very positive reviews from critics. It has since been followed by a number of sequels, starting with Virtua Tennis 2 in 2001 and ending with the recently released Virtua Tennis 2009.

The Dreamcast version is compatible with the Fishing Controller. The Game Boy Advance and N-Gage versions of Virtua Tennis are different games.

Gameplay

Players

Virtua Tennis only includes male players, specifically those active in the game during the late 1990s. Female players were not introdced until Virtua Tennis 2.

Flag US.svg Jim Courier
Courier retired from the game in 2000, although is still retained in the 2002 PC version.
Flag DE.svg Tommy Haas
Flag UK.svg Tim Henman
Flag SE.svg Thomas Johansson
Flag RU.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Flag ES.svg Carlos Moyá
Flag AU.svg Mark Philippoussis
Mark Philippoussis is absent from the PC version of the game due to licensing issues.
Flag FR.svg Cédric Pioline
King
Hidden character.
Master
Hidden character.

History

Release

In North America, Foote, Cone & Belding's "naked man in a locker room" print advertisement garnered several complaints, forcing Charles Bellfield to defend it publicallyMore...[6].

50,000 copies of the game were sold in the US within four daysMore...[7].

In the US the title sold 368,035 units through January 2003 according to NPD Group. In the UK it officially debuted with 9,598 units in the week ending September 9th, 2000, making it the top selling game across all formats for that week according to Chart-Track, bringing the total to 10,246 units after a small number of additional copies were sold early by some retailers the previous week. In Japan it debuted at number two in the Famitsu charts with 31,483 units in the week ending November 26th, 2000, and finishing the year with a total of 50,824 sales.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Virtua Tennis Virtua Tennis
English (US) Virtua Tennis Virtua Tennis
Japanese パワースマッシュ PowerSmash

Production credits

Dreamcast version

Original Game ©Sega Corporation, 1999, 2000
©Sega/Hitmaker, 2000
Source: In-game credits (JP)



©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1999, 2000
Source: In-game credits



Source: US manual


Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Tennis/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 143.pdfGamePro US 143.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #134: "September 2000" (2000-08-08)More...[8]

DCM JP 20001117 2000-36ex.pdfDCM JP 20001117 2000-36ex.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #2000-36ex: "2000-36 extra (2000-11-17ex)" (2000-11-03)
also published in:

MAN!AC DE 2000-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #2000-10: "10/2000" (2000-09-06)
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PDF
Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

NAOMI version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 More...[10]
Arcade
100
Based on
1 review

NAOMI, JP
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Cart

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 More...[11]
100 More...[12]
90 №13
87 More...Media:DCM_JP_20001201_2000-38.pdf[13]
92 More...[14]
80 More...[15]
83 №624, p33
98
95 2000-07-12
94 №98, p74/75
100
90 More...[16]
Sega Dreamcast
91
Based on
12 reviews

Dreamcast, US
VirtuaTennis DC US Box Back.jpgVirtuaTennis DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
VirtuaTennisDCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)
VirtuaTennis DC US Box Back SAS.jpgVirtuaTennis DC US Box Front SAS.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis DC US Disc SAS.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, EU
Virtuatennis dc pal backcover.jpgVirtuatennis dc pal frontcover.jpg
Cover
Virtuatennis dc pal disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP
VirtuaTennis DC JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngVirtuaTennis DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, EU (white label)

VirtuaTennis DC EU Disc White.jpg
Disc

PC version

PC, US
VirtuaTennis PC US cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
PC, JP
VirtuaTennis PC JP cover.jpg
Cover
PC, UK
VirtuaTennis PC UK Box.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
VirtuaTennis PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, FR

PC, DE
VirtuaTennis PC DE Box.jpg
Cover
PC, DE (Xplosiv)
VirtuaTennis PC DE Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, ES
VirtuaTennis PC ES Box.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (FX)
VirtuaTennis PC ES Box FX.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC ES Disc FX.jpg
Disc
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
VirtuaTennis PC ES Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, IT (Xplosiv Gold)

PC, SE/NO/FI/DK (PC Best Buy)
VirtuaTennis PC SE-NO-FI-DK Box.jpg
Cover

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast, PC

References


Virtua Tennis
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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles


Prereleases: Power Smash Taikenban (xxxx)

Games in the Virtua Tennis Series
Arcade
Virtua Tennis (1999) | Virtua Tennis 2 (2001) | Virtua Tennis 3 (2006) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Sega Dreamcast
Virtua Tennis (2000) | Virtua Tennis 2 (2001)
Windows PC
Virtua Tennis (2002) | Virtua Tennis 3 (2007) | Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Sony PlayStation 2
Virtua Tennis 2 (2002)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Virtua Tennis (2002)
Nokia N-Gage
Virtua Tennis (2003)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Virtua Tennis: World Tour (2005) | Virtua Tennis 3 (2007)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Virtua Tennis 3 (2007) | Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Nintendo Wii
Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Sony PlayStation Vita
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (2011)
Google Android OS
iOS
Virtua Tennis Challenge (2012) | Virtua Tennis Challenge Free (2012)
Sampler Discs
Sega Dreamcast
Power Smash Taikenban (20xx) | Power Smash 2 Taikenban (20xx)