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.
I gutted a broken Genesis and used that as a shell for a Pi machine. You could always use the shell of your favorite system as a build point. The last dedicated console I used for emulation was an original Xbox with an Xecuter. It worked really well, although I wanted HDMI for my main TV which is why I went the Pi route.
Sounds like the Wii is your best bet, but the Pi in your favorite system is a fun project if you haven't considered it - it would certainly meet your aesthetic requirement.