Hmm. Well, on a similar note, McDonalds and Burger King can't really merge into one to bring one happy family. Not being insulting or sarcastic or anything. I think that's a fantastic idea as well, but Microsoft and Sony, well, you get the idea. They're competitors. Anyhow, as for next gen, wouldn't make much sense, really, IMO, I mean, if Sony and Microsoft had the idea that both current gen console and next gen console would let both consoles connect to one another, what was the point of creating a new console with much improve graphics and everything improved if you can just have a much cheaper console and play with other players. Hope you got my point. Peace out.