This has to be one of the craziest and most off the wall rumors that I've heard in a long time. Just imagine for a second that you walk into the store to purchase a brand new Xbox 360, and you find several versions to choose from. That's nothing special, as we already have that now. But for a moment imagine that a few of those versions weren't even made by Microsoft. How crazy would that be?
Honestly, that's too crazy for me to really be on-board with. I mean, with all of the money Microsoft has invested in hardware manufacturing, why pull a 180 and just start licensing the hardware rights to other companies?
I will admit that there's a small part of me that would love to hear this confirmed. Perhaps we might have a version of the console that wasn't prone to the RRoD. The real kicker would be if just such a console was manufactured by Sony.