With my latest thread I see a lot of people don't believe the next gen consoles will be announced before E3. This makes no sense to me what so ever. When has E3 ever been known to announce a new console? That is right, think about it, they don't. They give details about the new console they just announced, but they do not announce it at E3. Look at this list below.
Original XBOX was announced in may of 2000 by Bill Gates
Xbox 360 was announced on MTV in May of 2005 and then released that november
PS2 was announced in March of 1999
PS3 was announced in May of 2005
PSV was announced in January 2011
WiiU was announced April 25, 2011
Gamecube Successor (Wii Codenamed Revolution) Was announced March 2005
Nintendo DS was announced January 2004
3DS was announced on March 23 2010
Gameboy Advance was announced on September 1, 1999
PS4 was announced February 20th
NeXbox is going to be announced May 21st
Do you see a pattern here? E3 is when they give details, not announce.