Today I came across a very, very funny article in which Gerhard Florin, a senior executive at Electronic Arts, said game consoles as a platform will soon become obsolete. This is why that will never happen.
When I say "that will never happen," I mean it will never happen unless we discover some crazy new technologies that revolutionize the way we game.
With that said, Florin had this to say regarding the future state of gaming consoles in a recent BBC piece:
We want an open, standard platform which is much easier than having five which are not compatible … We're platform agnostic and we definitely don't want to have one platform which is a walled garden … I am not sure how long we will have dedicated consoles - but we could be talking up to 15 years.