I would make the argument that it is not the PC that is going to lose this console vs. PC war, but rather that this war is already over. The best example of a console system is the original Nintendo entertainment system. The controllers, the cartridge games, the signal purpose system, it is a true console. This generation of "consoles" have hard drives, DVD (HD and Blu-ray) drives, WiFi, ethernet port(s), USB ports, mulitcard readers (PS3), graphics cards, ram, the only thing missing from a console to make a full pc is keyboard, monitor, and mouse, and even those have work arounds. Ones doesn't need a true monitor when connecting the console to a 47" 1080p HDTV. With a little digging anyone can find a keyboard replacement for the xbox360, and possibly for the PS3, I'm not sure about the Wii. As for the mouse the Wii has replaced it with the remote/controller. The xbox360 is starting to allow its players to compete online against PC gamers playing the same game. The PS3 is going to be able to download and player PC created maps for the new UT game. The consoles have gone the way of the dinosaur; the last console in my opinion was the N64. Since then huge leaps have been made in the console market to make the console as functional, or more so, as a PC and something the entire family can use. Of course if the entire family is using something, like a DVD player, then it?s the entire family that is going to spend money on that unit. Businesses have been trying to get the internet into the family room and get the PC into the family room, because then everyone could use it easily and comfortably. The "console" is how they have started to finally achieve this. So again I make the argument that it is not PCs vs. consoles, but rather that desktop PC will shift toward work uses while "consoles" will continue to shift toward the play aspects of PCs. Next generation "consoles" will be close the gaps between PCs and current consoles even more with full internet browsing, user created mods and maps for multiplayer games, downloading movies and music, etc. Image the social network possibilities when developers can combine gamer profiles with myspace, facebook, etc. Or as you're playing a game you "Digg" a certain level, item, enemy, or the entire game itself. I don't think there will be standard keyboards and mice, but a highly effective replacement will be available.