Originally Posted by zzpulp
There is a convenience aspect to consoles as many console gamers are pick-up-and-play gamers and want controllers as well as a standard setup not requiring computer knowledge whereas computer gamers want complete control and customizability like mouse and keyboard and different performance settings...Thus, I just can't see the 2 markets merging
Well look at it this way, with the newer consoles (xbox 360, PS2, Gamecube and PSP come to mind) there are tons of settings and configurations that used to be not part of the console gaming, networking, screen resolution choices and backgrounds, music and movie playing, hard drives, keyboards, not to mention the whole mutiplayer aspect. Even some upgrades are available (Hard drive, wifi, memory, cd drives etc). There are a lot more configuration and tweaking available than there was 10 years ago, so while I see your point, I still see those console players of 10 years ago having to do a lot more messing around with settings than the consoles of 10+ years ago.