As I realize I have less and less space to house stuff i'm really keeping the best titles and moving more towards SD carts. I also may have to slim down a few systems but may want to play those games still and explore other retro systems I probably won't find in the wild. I have more or less narrowed down my choices to the original Xbox and Wii to use as an emulator box; and I was wondering which you all thought would be better to use as an emulation machine. Here is my reasoning for avoiding other options:
-PC/Raspberry Pi: Probably better I realize but I want to use a console for convenience and aesthetics.
-Gamecube/PS2-Could be done but seems to make more sense to do an xbox or a wii for various reasons
-Dreamcast- Underpowered for emulation purposes of later systems
-Xbox360/PS3- Have a PS3 fatty but don't want to void warranty/updates, online features, etc. just yet.
I am at this time leaning towards the Xbox because of the MAME capabilities and the fact that the internal hard-drive can be upgraded whereas using a Wii i'd have to burn discs or have an external hard drive connected via a USB (the speed worries me for that option.) I know you can do the home brew channel on the Wii mode on your Wii U, but assume you couldn't access the external hard drive formatted for the Wii U via that channel, creating its own issues. Can anyone speak to that and/or if you are able to partition it?
Let me know what you think and if I missed any consoles/options I should be considering! I definitely want to use a CONSOLE though.