For all that can be said about Nintendo's “Wii”, it will have one very large advantage over both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Once it hits the market, it will have a price cap of a mere $250 U.S.
, and $220 in Japan, making it the lowest priced console in many years. This not only helps availability to a great degree, when not everyone can afford to throw down $500+ on a new gaming system, but also makes existing console owners more likely to give the Wii a try. With a PS3 selling for twice and nearly thrice that, Nintendo may have found their saving grace in being such a late comer with this generation of consoles. Considering many techies often spend just as much money buying a single component to upgrade their computers, it makes it seem almost... cheap.