PS3 vs. Wii iPlayer comparison

Our friends at CNET UK have tested the Wii’s new iPlayer service against the PS3 version in a comparison that pinpoints where Nintendo’s multimedia setup is still lacking.

Our friends at CNET UK have tested the Wii's new iPlayer channel against the PlayStation 3 version in a comparison that pinpoints where Nintendo's multimedia setup is still lacking. Improvements have certainly been made, but the visual splendour of Sony's powerhouse remains a cut above the Wii's best effort yet.

Despite the Nintendo Wii's strong sale figures, the console has always trailed behind on the multimedia front. The BBC's iPlayer service has been running smoothly on the PS3 for nearly a year, but unfortunately the new Wii iPlayer channel just doesn't cut the mustard, according to our AV-loving colleagues.

Up until now, the only way iPlayer was accessible on the Wii was through the basic Web browser. This made it impossible to stream high-quality images that would match the HD output of the PS3 and made watching any sort of programme on Nintendo’s console rather unbearable…and judging by their conclusions, the new channel doesn't do much to alter that.

Check out their reasoning and review of both services for full details here.

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9 comments
geoff-uk123
geoff-uk123

I thought the Wii's iPlayer was fine.

chetskie
chetskie

I figured out what they were talking about. BBC has a portion of their vast web domain set aside as the iPlayer. CNET UK tested the Wii to see how well it could view the site on the Wii Internet Channel (if you have it) versus the PS3. It apparently didn't do too well. Well, I have done some comparisons as well. Here is what I found when I compared the Wii to other devices: vs. Microwave oven: Wii wins vs. noisy cat: Wii wins vs. PC computer with cable connection: Wii loses vs. my favorite pair of Chacos: Wii wins In the end, I think that comparing the graphics capability of the Wii to other gaming system will show that Wii graphics are inferior, but who cares. I am not getting rid of my microwave oven, my noisy cat, or my Chacos anytime soon and I think I'll keep playing the Wii. PS - The Wii also does better than a noisy, brown, hound dog with big, brown eyes, but he stays too.

Stevewins1
Stevewins1

The Wii would be a great console if it had more power and focused on online play a bit more. It's was great for a while, but then the technology began to get "outdated" as more and more people began to pick up HDTVs, and Blu-ray became more and more popular. I really do think that the Wii, (and especially its controller,) are good, but the console itself is in need of upgrades. For example, processor speed, RAM, internal hard drive memory, and graphics.

Bodboy466
Bodboy466

Ehm... Okay, I've missed something. What the hell is an iPlayer?

mightychir
mightychir

asm607 Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:14 pm ET I've never read a more pointless article than this in my entire life. I sorta agree. I mean how can you compare a HD console to a non HD console? WTF Well atleast its good to know that the Wii has some sort of Video service now.

asm607
asm607

I've never read a more pointless article than this in my entire life.

mcjakeqcool
mcjakeqcool

Wii iPlayer sucks, ps3 is decent but if you want the real deal, Xbox 360.

Cthulad
Cthulad

Unfortunatley it falls by the wayside. Mario, and Link are all I used the console for. Since then it's been a dustgatherer :(

brian_13un
brian_13un

That's great keep it up Nintendo ^_^