Abrams is not the best but a good choice. He loves Star Wars (much more than Star Trek, as he honestly confessed a while ago) and could give the franchise a good start with Episode VII. And he's a guy with own ideas who will refuse to be remotely controlled by George Lucas. And THAT is very important!
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.