"If Nintendo had bit the bullet, and released Wii at comparable graphical power to 360 (risking a loss on hw sales) with the waggle functionality and $249 price point I'm fairly sure it would have made PS3/360 functionally obsolete rather than just graphically high end & ease of control low end competitors because you'd have more sophisticated games with simple control."
With so many FEW privately owned studios developing games it's hard to imagine how Wii being more graphically intense would support more games at all. granted, Carnival Games didn't appeal to me.... but somehow, it did to others. Would that game even have existed if it required a more elaborate graphics attempt? It would have cost more money to make.
I like how the next game I plan on buying will be on PS2 or Wii. For $30. That's because it's cheap to make these days. Not so much the new flashy 'junk'.
Numbers: Checker Players > Halo Players
Checkers Age and replayability > Halo Age and replayability
Therefore, Checkers > Halo
So, Checkers is a better game than Halo.