If this were a three-way battle for the home console market, it would be easy to declare the Nintendo Wii the winner. With 34.5 million consoles sold compared to 25 million Xbox 360s and just 16.8 million PlayStation 3 consoles, the Nintendo Wii has become the home console bestseller despite being released over a full year after the Xbox 360.
But is it really a three-way battle?
The Nintendo Wii does not compare in processing power, graphical capability or storage capacity. It isn't able to play Blu-Ray videos like the PS3, and its online capability lags so far behind Xbox Live that it's like comparing the Internet to the text-based bulletin boards systems the Internet replaced.
And yet the Nintendo Wii sells. And sells. And sells some more.