I have a couple of extra Wii's without working drives that I use (mostly) for netflix streaming. Another advantage over the other consoles is the Wii's power consumption is generally less than 1/10th of the PS3 or Xbox. Even in standby, the PS3 draws over 170 watts vs. about 15 for the Wii. Also, like others have mentioned, it's got one of the better Netflix interfaces, although I like the one on my Vizio TV as well. The Netflix interface on the TiVo Premiere is atrocious.