Not too long ago, N'Gai Croal of Newsweek reported Microsoft exec Robbie Bach as saying, "[The Wii doesn't] have the graphics horsepower that even Xbox 1 had." Hmm...that would be very disappointing if true. In a later post on Croal's blog he reported that folks from the website Beyond3D did some investigating of their own and summed up the Wii by saying, "...the Wii has the processing power of one-and-a-half GameCubes with no noteworthy increases in functionality." Beyond3D goes on to question the importance and relevance of the Wii remote in gaming, and implores gamers to ask questions about the true value of the system in this new generation of consoles. They make some valid points, but they also seem to be taking a round-about approach in accusing Nintendo of not really doing anything to bring their product into the next gen; Beyond3D doesn't really seem to be asking the question so much as insinuating that such is the case. I don't know one way or the other whether any of this is true. That's one group of folks who've done some research, and they're pretty much reporting to laymen like myself. I'd love to see other folks take a better peek under the Wii's hood (or even hear Nintendo's response to such claims), but until then...what do YOU think about all this? N'Gai Croal's blog about the Wii's processing capabilities.