The most popular console of this generation, the Nintendo Wii (above in black) rewrote the gaming rule book with its innovative motion control scheme that makes it easier for people of any age to pick up and play. The Japanese company has brought gaming icons Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, and Metroid to the party with a catalog of must-play first-party games. However, many of the best third-party games never made it to the Wii due to its hardware limitations. The biggest weakness of Nintendo’s record-setting console is its lack of HD graphics and a comprehensive online service. If you’ve just bought a 1080p flatscreen, you’ll want to spring for a console that delivers high-def content. This is the only gaming system that retails for less than $200, and its games typically sell for $10 cheaper than its competitors’.