PC Peripherals on Consoles
A couple of weeks ago on the Co-optional Podcast, JesseCox mentioned people who are starting to use a mouse and keyboard to play Destiny, which as most people remotely in touch with the gaming world would unfortunately know, is a console FPS. He is doing this by using a Mouse and Keyboard Adapter for consoles called a [url=http://xim4.com/]XIM4[/url].
I am of the opinion that even though I enjoy playing First Person Shooters on a console because of the multiplayer aspect of it, I understand why a controller is just inherently less well-suited for a game like that because FPS controls feel better using a mouse. I did look this up myself before JesseCox mentioned it because I wondered why console companies didn't make first-party mouse and keyboard devices themselves.
This would probably cost less to the customer than a third-party device adapter like the XIM4 and generate some potential revenue for customers. When I looked it up on Google, I remember a forum where someone posed such a question and a lot of people replied with, "It's because consoles are usually kept away from a workstation and using a keyboard or a mouse on a couch would not be very beneficial". The counter-argument to that obviously is that in a competitive multiplayer FPS that is a console exclusive, the people who control it using a mouse would potentially seem to have a competitive advantage over those that don't have access to such peripherals even though they would like to have them and they probably do not have money to buy an expensive adapter or don't know about it.
Why do you think companies like Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo don't produce their own first party keyboard and mice or keyboard and mice adapters? It seems like a very obvious idea but do you think it somehow enforces the idea that console manufacturers are completely ditching the market strategy of the one advantage that consoles have over PCs of local system link gaming with friends in real-time without the hassle of slow internet connectivity is shattered with the introduction of computer peripherals to console devices? I mean if that were the case, console manufacturers would still encourage gaming companies to release their games with split-screen functionality enabled for console versions of games to foster a 'local play on the same console' spirit but games seem to be getting away from that too.
TL;DR - there's an adapter for mice and keyboard gaming on consoles now.