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 third office and have at least one technology specialist (Which needs to have 700T) 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).