"Could a games console ever be an essential household item? It's a simple enough question, and one you've probably already answered in your head with a big fat no. But don't be so hasty. It could happen, it just needs the different factions of the games industry to work together to create something beautiful instead of bitching at and competing with each other.
It's highly likely, unless you're a tramp or vagrant, that you have all of the following items in your house: an oven, a fridge, a telephone, a television, and a vacuum cleaner. I'd guess you also have a computer or you're otherwise reading this article using the power of your mind and nothing else. Clever you."