Kotaku has done some actual investigating and reporting, and they’re saying that the next generation of grown up consoles won’t appear until 2013 (yes, that was a dis on the Wii. Which I own). That means the Xbox 360 will have been around for nine years, and the Playstation 3 for six. That’s a long time for a console generation to hang around.
Nobody knows what the next generation will look like or what the hardware will be like. I guess now is as good a time as any to start wondering if these fuckers will make the new systems backwards compatible with the huge library of games you already own. Will I be able to take my hundreds of Rock Band DLC songs over, or do I have to keep trotting out the 360 if I want to play some Skynyrd?
Nintendo will have a new console in 2012, but it will probably be only useful for playing cartoony games made by Nintendo.