So yesterday there was a thread asking if Wii was underpowered and I made one asking if PS3/360 were overpowered. Based off the responses I came to the conclusion that its a bit of both.
Wii-a moderate boost over the actual Wii, the bare minimum to play HD games. Cost $299 and had an 8gb HDD, sold at a small profit. Still had motion controls as main feature. Just imagine games like Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword and Metroid Prime 3 in HD.
360-same specs but delayed to holiday 2006, doing this causes the RROD fiasco to never happen. Games like Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo are instead late Xbox titles. Gears of War is main launch title. Costs $399 with 60gb HDD and sold at $50 loss
PS3-ditches the Cell and uses DVD instead of Blu-Ray. DVD had only been mass market price for 5-6 years and people werent ready to upgrade yet. PS3 Slim could add Blu-Ray support. As for the Cell, they should have used a more cost friendly alternative on par with 360. Cost $399 with 60gb HDD and sold at $50 loss.
This scenario would essentially be in terms of power, Wii=PS2, PS360=GC/Xbox. They would all benefit from this by Wii being strong enough to get competent multiplats, 360 wouldnt have the RROD and PS3 wouldnt have lost so much money.
When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.