In my excitement for the Wii (two weeks!!!!), I was thinking about the common perception that it's a gaming only system. That's not true at all. I've broken down the four major functions of a common home computer: -Information -Communication -Multimedia -Gaming The first two are linked together via internet browsing. Granted, it doesn't have a mail client, but you can still go to your provider's website and use e-mail. For multimedia, it gives you the ability to view and edit pictures and videos off a SD card. And of course, there's gaming. Now granted, the first three are available in only limited form. I question the ability to view heavy java websites and video. There is no chat software that I know of. And I assume you can't really throw together music videos, or if you could, it would be extremely limited. I will also grant that it's missing the two oldest functions of any computer: finances and word processing/printing. Still, pound for pound, the Wii does as much tasking as the other two. I wouldn't put it past Nintendo to produce a printer and practical everyday use software. They are promoting this machine as an inexpensive, easy to use, Family Computer. Whereas 360 is for the hardcore gamer, and PS3 is for the hardcore media person.