Originally Posted by BizzareRide
It's not pathetic as most people still play games on a R700-class GPU or similar and are playing on high settings and this type of hardware inside a console is a good upgrade over current Wii hardware.
I don't think that simply because it's an upgrade over current Wii hardware it should be touted. The Wii had marginally better hardware than the gamecube, the GPU still stunk.
They should be raising the bar. Whatever Sony/MSFT come out with, it will be top-of-the-line as it was when each respective previous generation console was released.
The wii, on the other hand, takes a completely different approach. Indeed, it's much more profitable but from an enthusiast standpoint it still is disappointing to see dated hardware in a next-gen system.