i was thinking, we know the wii u is coming this year somewhere between (june - november) confirmed. but some are so sure that the next xbox & ps will also come around that time. some even ignoring wii u. why so sure tho? we have no names, no specs, we have roamers. (i know the wii u started as roamers but were also leaks) also its roamerd (not confirmed) that the wii u will only be 50% more powerful than the ps3. if that's true then why would microsoft & sony rush into making new consoles so soon, with sony just releasing the vita & the ps move & kinect finally getting good spotlight. tho since 260 was the 1st released this gen there's no telling. some seem to be forget last gen... well the current consoles (wii, 360, ps3) are last gen now.. with wii u coming.. but last last gen (dreamcast, ps2, gamecube, xbox) those consoles co-existed & shared games. xbox was close to being 2x as powerful than gamecube, gamecube was 2x more powerful than ps2, ps2 was 1.1x more than dreamcast. (with the specs below) those consoles shared games & co-existed. resident evil 4(gamecube, ps2), gta(dreamcast, ps2, xbox), sonic heroes(ps2, gamecube, xbox). yet with the specs, far after the ps3 was released people still praised the ps2 & even dreamcast. also last gen with wii being the weakest it stood its ground this long & shared a few franchises like call of duty, dead space, resident evil. dreamcast, ps2, gamecube, xbox specs. Warning: Spoilers inside! Dreamcast CPU = 200MHz (128-bit Hitachi SH4 RISC) (1.4 GFLOPS) GPU = 100 MHz (PowerVR2 CLX2) RAM = 16MB (64-bit, 100MHz) VRAM = 8MB (4x 16-bit, 100MHz) External Storage = 128KB (VMU) VMU CPU = 8-bit (Sanyo LC8670 "Potato") Playstation 2, Slim CPU = 294.912MHz (295MHz)(299 on slim) (64-bit Emotion Engine) (6.2 GFLOPS) GPU = 147MHz (Graphics Synthesize) RAM = 4MB(DRAM "imbedded") External Storage = 8MB (PS2 Memory Card), 1MB (PS1 Memory Card), (40GB HDD) Gamecube CPU = 486MHz (IBM "Gekko" PowerPC ) (1.9 GFLOPS) GPU = 162MHz (ATi Tech"Flipper") (8 GFLOPS) RAM = 43MB (23MB MoSys 1T-SRAM, 3MB "Internal" 1T-SRAM, 16MB DRAM.) External Storage = 512KB,2MB, 8MB, (16MB max) (gamecube memory card) Xbox CPU = 733MHz (32-bit Intel Pentium III) (1.5 GFLOPS) GPU = 233MHz (nVidia NC2A) (5.8 GFLOPS) RAM = 64MB (DDR SDRAM 200MHz) Internal Storage = 8, 10GB (HDD) External Storage = 8MB (xbox Memory Card) what i see happening this year & probably next 2 years is: wii u being released(not having a game drought like 3ds had at launch). (nintendos learning to surprise us) games start to co exist on wii u, 360, ps3. but more on wii u. microsoft & sony keeping with kinect & move & possibly releaseing 1st details about next consoles mid 2013. because of 1 console being out at the time some other develouper makes a console to compete with wii u. (google? sharp? apple?, samsung?,ect) then there be like 4 or 5 diffrent console (wii u, ps4, microsoft, other?) consoles like onlive gain some hype because wii u being the only console at the time. as for names? we all know wii u, ps4, next xbox im seeing it being called microsoft warp, microsoft K or microsoft LX(Last X, last console using xbox slogan) the power? Warning: Spoilers inside! Wii u = CPU = 5GHz, GPU = 4GHz, RAM = 10GB (said to have lots of ram) PS4 = CPU = 6GHz, GPU = 3.5, RAM = 6GB 360-2 = CPU = 4.8GHz, GPU = 4.5GHz, RAM = 6GB edit:lol i noticed i had GHz ram XD the change? last gen every console wii, DS/DSi, PS3, PSP, 360) gained online. (tho ps2 & xbox had kinda online & gamecube had basic online for few games) next gen i see a huge leap. cross platform online. because of the wii u being the 1 next gen console out so long & the one following (if there is 1) & sony & 360-2, everyone agrees to share online services so we can play games between consoles. imagine playing a ps4 game & being able to put in xbox live gamer tags, ps4 ids, & wii u friendcodes (hopefully 1 code like 3DS) for next gen games instead of for only that console. wii u playing online wiht ps4 & 360-2. & other way around. also single card & disk mode online with wii u & 3DS via wifi for supported games.