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(11-19-2012, 03:01 PM)

Originally Posted by 1-D_FTW

I have a serious question for buyers: Looking at that Andtech benchmark, would you guys have gladly sacrificed backwards compatibility for a better CPU (and less bottlenecks)? Can't help but think they wouldn't have been better off going with even an ARM based CPU if power efficiency was their top concern. Do you feel this was a valid tradeoff?

Personally, I'm fine with it. But then, I've never been a tech-hungry gamer. Just want to play games, ya know?

But it makes all the sense for Nintendo. There are 96 million Wii's in the wild, many of them owned by casual/family/not GAF gamers. Backwards comparability is a big thing, especially for the type of base the Wii had.