GamePro put on a mock PS3 vs. 360 vs. Wii console war on paper for the sake of enjoyable discussion. The safe-bet supreme guestimate? Sony's big black box, the PS3. All three consoles were judged against the following: speed/power, graphics, storage, best controller, online support, media functionality, game library (talk about subjective criteria), and overall value. The PS3 took four categorical wins, followed by the Xbox 360 with three, and the Wii with two.

From the article: "The Xbox 360 is undoubtedly an extremely powerful machine that's seen considerable success. And the Wii is clearly a tiny dynamo that could easily turn this industry on its head. Still, we can't shake the feeling that, in the end, the PlayStation 3 will prove itself to be the console with the longest legs."

Not to take anything away from the PS3's technological achievements, but PSPs and 3DOs can win on paper all day long. Discount the article as necessary to tame any heightened emotions (end patronizing disclaimer).

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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