I know, I know. I should wait for the next generation to fully arrive before looking foward, but there are certain things that have me wondering. We typically saw about 5 year between consoles, and then got new consoles that were, essentially, just upgrades over their predecessors. This time, though, I wonder if the Wii will change the pattern. Let's imagine, for a moment, that the Wii is successful. A big IF at this stage, but necessary. The Wii will completely change the way people play games. How long before gamers start demanding Wii-style controls on their XBoxes and Playstations? Similarly, the Wii hardware has often been referred to as a "half" upgrade over the the GCN. At some point, will its fans demand a console with the pretty graphics of the 360 and PS3, especially if they add a Wii-style controller? I wonder then if Nintendo's revolution will end up cutting short this generation, forcing the 360 and PS3 to come up with new, or at least modified, versions of their systems, which in turn might force Nintendo to release a console with more hefty specs. Let us not foget the HD/BR format wars. If one of these goes down quickly (2-3 years), particulary BlueRay, won't there be some demand to change the consoles as well?