Im not great 9in fact im downright rubbish) with all these figures of processor speeds etc, but i do know graphics arent the idea behind the wii. Wii Sports for example is SUPPOSED to look simple. And although there are people out there (presumably yourself) who cares about these graphics, wii perhaps isnt designed to be their main console; perhaps a secondary console to go next to their xbox360 or ps3. Also i think it unfair to compare the price of the gamecube to the wii. The graphics are probably better than you think compared to the old 'cube, since the wii has wifi etc (and has capabilities to get news, weather, browse internet download games etc), can read info (not sure of 'technical way of saying this) off four wireless remotes at once, sending data back for the speaker etc, has 512mb flash memory, plays games with better graphics, has the ability to play NES, SNES, N64 games (though i dont imagine this is difficult) plus many more. And then it also does everything the gamecube used to do. Also, im not sure exactly what happened with the dreamcast, but i very very much doubt the wii will do the same: There are going to be at least 4 million wiis out there before 2007, and even gamers such as myself are only just managing to get them. The UK online retailer play.com, who are very popular over here sold out of their first batch in a couple of weeks. Magazines everwhere are giving twilight princess and other games great reviews, and it looks as though the great games are to keep on coming. Nintendo are trying to do something differant, so comparing it to the gamecube, xbox360 or indeed any console is- in my opinion at least- the wrong thing to do. And on the prices, i actually think nintendo make a loss on their first load of wiis... thats also why the games are so much- to get the money back in.