Just found this insightful gem on the net:
copied from here: http://www.myextralife.com/archive.php?date=2007-04-04
Most people think that Sony makes money selling the PS3, Nintendo the wii, and Microsoft with the Xbox360. But those consoles are sold with a very narrow margin, or even at a loss. Except that a lot of money is floating towards IBM. Yes, IBM developed important parts of all these consoles.
All console buyers should install linux on them ;-)