Originally Posted by Runningman
If these specs are to be believed than N did this purly for one simple reason, to keep the console as cheap as possible to reflect the current state of the economy...
Current economy has nothing to do with it, Nintendo has been doing cheap consoles for ages. (especially in handhelds and later with Wii.)
Modified R7xx and proper CPU would be nice for developers and should be certainly nice for users when compared to ps360.
After said that I should clarify that next generations will spank wiihd in every possible way, but for those we need to wait at least 2 years.