An administrative law judge with the International Trade Commission has recommended that Microsoft be banned from selling the Xbox 360 in the U.S. until a patent battle between Microsoft and Motorola has been resolved. The Xbox 360 was blocked from sale in Germany earlier this month.
Judge David Shaw said he arrived at his opinion because, "Enforcing intellectual property rights outweighs any potential economic impact on video game console buyers," and Sony and Nintendo can handle any extra demand from consumers.
That's probably not going to cut it for Xbox 360 loyalists and developers, though.
The Commission's final recommendation isn't due until August, and President Obama has the authority to override any recommendation they might make.