This is a catastrophe for Blizzard. Kotick is going to put them under pressure to release a Diablo game every seven to eight years. Blizzard already made clear that such a ridiculously short production cycle will lead to a rushed product. They said that they need at least 10 to 13 years for a high quality game. Poor Blizzard.
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.