I will have to wait to see on this. I prefer competition in consumer markets and it's already hard enough with Microsoft bringing Xbox and Windows closer together for gaming. I am not really sure that combining (or reducing depending on your viewpoint) the unique technologies of two major console gaming hardware product lines is necessarily a good thing for gamers in the long run. Obviously, this is all pure speculation right now and the writer of that article made some extenuating assumptions beyond what the primary rumors are suggesting could happen, but it still is a little concerning that this could lead to ultimately being a Sony-vs-Nintendo/Microsoft market rather than a Sony-vs-Nintendo-vs-Microsoft market. That said, I do think its better for gamers who play online games (which are becoming more and more common) to have the ability to play online with friends, family, etc. who buy the same games but did so or prefer to do so on different platforms. Of course that's been more of a Sony obstacle rather than Nintendo or Microsoft one from what I have read in recent months.