Everyone's favorite industry analyst, Michael Pachter, says that, rumored Wii HD upgrade not withstanding, this current console generation is gonna be with us at least four more years.
In an industry newsletter (as reported by Edge), Pachter wrote "We do not expect the ‘next' generation to begin before 2013, if at all." The "if at all" is really curious. But considering that's about four years away, by then who knows what will be playing, delivering or hosting our games. Or he could be imagining a future so ravaged by swine flu and economic hardship that we're all back to rolling hoops with a stick for our entertainment.