BTW, this is a really fun thread! (since I'm a car nut )
The "Pre-Ford" comment sort of derailed me, but let me have a stab at this too - I kept my vehicles to in the sports/performance category just to have a more common reference for comparison:
Wii - Mazda Miata
Small, nimble, cost effective entry from Japan - very fun, and even highly capable on track. Enjoyed by people of all ages and all income levels. Minimalist design focuses on the real point of the ownership experience - owners are a little goofy
360 - Chevrolet Corvette
Made in the US, jack of all trades - fast, flexible, cost effective. Has a few quirks that owners tend to dismiss because the overall ownership experience is awesome. Tons of options and model variants to cover a wide range of buyers. OMG, hahaha, RRoD == Column Lock
PS3 - AMG CL65
Polished, fast, expensive and feature rich - sold in low volumes. Has "options" you get whether you want them or not. Heavy and burdened by its own sophistication - the the right environment, the experienced is unmatched, but the performance goes largely untapped in the US.