The three major consoles currently on the market from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all have their own respective pros and cons. The Wii comes complete with the motion control system, the Xbox 360 has Xbox Live – arguably the best online service, and the PS3 has a built-in Blu-ray and ultra high definition graphics. However, when comparing the three the Xbox 360 and PS3 are considered much more on par than the Wii in terms of raw graphical capabilities. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the Wii largely has the same graphical power of the Gamecube except with a minor boost while the PS3 and Xbox 360 are graphics crunching monsters.
Due to this, many feel that Nintendo must up their game and release a Wii with beefed up hardware – but when will they do it? Industry analyst Arvind Bhatia has recently come forth on the matter saying that it would be “no surprise” if Nintendo came forth during this year’s E3 to announce a next generation console. Bhatia’s reasoning behind this relies on the fact that the Wii is underpowered when compared to the Xbox 360 or PS3. Of course, Nintendo can’t be hurting too much considering just about every first party title they release effectively sells like hot cakes.
What do you think? Should Nintendo release a more powerful Wii sooner rather than later? Let us know!