Wasn't it microsoft a little while ago who said they wanted console's to become like a personal computer? Hence all the storage options as well as facebook and downloadable music and movies... Who knows the next xbox might have word processing and full internet
I'm not sure why they would try and scrap that idea and just offer their system virtually. Seems like millions of dollars on wasted research to me. The guy who wrote this article talking about how playing games on his iphone is better than consoles is hilarious.