Wii is definitely not the best system, but it is suitable for kids and adults who could give a rat's ass about high-end resolution and frame rate. I've enjoyed myself playing the games with my kids.
A PS3 (or a Xbox360) uses literally 10 times the power of a Wii system. About 186 watts vs. 18 watts. Even if you just leave it on accidentally, the PS3 uses about 177 watts of electricity.
Also - the ability to play streaming NetFlix on TV through the Wii system without buying any extra equipment was pretty cool, too. Better menu system than the Roku.
New details about Wii 2:
The system will be based on a revamped version of AMD's R700 GPU architecture, not AMD's Fusion technology as previously believed, which will, as previously reported, out perform the PlayStation 3's NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor
. Like the Xbox 360, the system's CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster. The system will support 1080p output with the potential for stereoscopic 3D
as well, though it has not been determined whether that will be a staple feature.
"We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles," the company said in a brief statement. Nintendo did not reveal any additional details.
Multiple sources tell IGN
the console - dubbed Project Cafe - will be "significantly more powerful" than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and be backwards compatible with current Wii software. The console will also utilize a new, tablet-shaped controller. Sources say
it will have a 6-inch touch screen display, dual analog sticks, and has the ability to stream content directly from the console.