imo its not at all a given that microsoft will build their next console themselvs.  they might just go out with a firm hardware spec for a 'console windows 8 system' and let other hardware vendors battle it out. Consoles should be PCs anyway, and microsoft has everything to gain from unifying the two..

Granted, its not the most probable way think will go down, but it would make alot of sense Smiley