The Hardware lab is an area in the fourth (and last) office accessible after certain requirements are completed. Hardware lab grants access to the new area, a new marketing option as well as the chance to make your own console. Depending on the budget you allow it, the Hardware lab produces a certain number of Hardware points that go towards the active project (if you have one) as well as fixes as many broken consoles (if you have released a custom console) as it can.
Must have access to the fourth office and have at least one technology specialist and have researched Custom Hardware in the R&D Lab . Each additional technology specialist will reduce the cost of upkeep (by 100K each at maximum rate).