All the visual effects for the first season of Babylon 5 were designed and rendered on an Amiga. Could a console do that? I think not.
With that said, the latest generation of consoles, most notably the PS3, but to a lesser, more controlled extent, the Wii and X360 as well, have blurred the line between computer and console. You can install software, connect third-party add-ons (through USB) and in the case of the PS3, you can even install operating systems and use it as a real computer. Heck. It would literaly be a week or two's worth of work to port Amiga OS4 or MorphOS to the PS3 (it uses what amounts to a very souped-up PPC chip, after all) thus turning the PS3 into an Amiga and making it, by definition, a computer :P
Last edited by Madcrow; 17 June 2008 at 17:06.