this wont somehow give AMD an edge in the future in the computing space at all. Theres one reason,and one reason only why Sony and Microsoft went with the jaguar chip. PRICE.
Just wanted to answer this because it paints an over-simplified picture of the problem. If the only factor had been price, Sony and Microsoft could have slapped an Intel Celeron in there and called it a day. Instead they asked AMD to develop a custom SoC that's much more powerful than anything AMD was remotely planning to do on the desktop. Jaguar wasn't even out yet. This certainly had high costs in R&D. It's clear that the choice of architecture was driven by many factors such as single vs multi-threaded performance, heat dissipation, integration with the GPU, ease of programming, etc.