This is how you build a tropical island in Times Square

Nintendo's conversion of Times Square into a tropical island getaway for Wii Sports Resort was nothing short of astounding. Imagine having to set up an area with tons of sand poured into the middle of one of NYC's busiest intersections, a makeshift wading pool, and nearly a dozen Wii systems available for demos. It's a huge effort, as you can see by this impressive timelapse video of the setup.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.