"Here are six ways that I think each of the current "next-gen" consoles fail. The order goes from most familiar console to least (I don't own a Wii personally), and from biggest failure to smallest. This is just my take on it, what do you guys think? How would you change them?
* HD-DVD: It should have come built-in. It would have allowed more room for games, disc-based HD movies, and the format may have actually survived if one of its two biggest backers actually got behind it.
* Better UI than the XMB: Sony, would it kill you to use some icons with color? After all, it is one of the key ways for people to quickly identify items (see #6). The XMB is about as intuitive a way to tie together hierarchal lists of functions and data as any OS's file system. Playing music should not use the exact same UI as your friends list.
* Lackluster motion control: FYI, I really don't enjoy playing the Wii. It isn't that the concept is bad, I think the concept is great. The motion control is just so terrible though. For proof look no further than the existence of a first-party add-on to fix the motion control.