, BitFlipper wrote

However just like all previous attempts to make a Linux console, it will fail because ultimately those that choose Linux out of "principle" also don't like to pay for anything (it's their God-given right to get everything for free and whatnot). Not to mention there just never will be any significant amount of native Linux games.

That doesn't make any sense, there's zero correlation between the OS being used and the potential success of a console. Did you hear about this thing called PlayStation 3, what kernel do you think they're using?