Jason's theory about page hits is probably more accurate, but this nonsensical artical is more proof of my theory that the easiest job in America has to be an "analyst." You can get paid big money to put stuff on paper (or the web) that you make up after a few drinks. Or a lot of drinks.
The X Box has created an entirely new ecosystem for Microsoft. The device is a platform for all kinds of new potential markets, particularly as convergence continues. The X Box technology has extraordinary value which the company has only begun to exploit. I would wager most X Box owners also have Windows PCs, so I doubt the game machine has canabalized too many sales of computers.