This is an awful thread.
The next-gen platforms from Sony and MS will go way beyond what the PS3/360 can do visually. Way beyond. Please tell me you don't think things look so good now that there's nowhere to go... The designs for the next consoles are already well underway in terms of planning and what not. They won't be going backwards or standing still in terms of tech. Well, atleast not Sony or Microsoft.
It'll be a miracle if the next Nintendo system even reaches PS3 level graphics. God knows that Nintendo will not even try to keep up with the tech curve. I wouldn't be surprised to see their next console be only slightly more powerful that what the Wii is now. When it should atleast be about 1.5x the power of the PS3. Cost wise, they should be able to make system slightly more powerful than PS3, at $250 retail, and still make a profit in 3-4 years when it comes time for a new machine.
With all the money Nintendo has made and will make this gen, they sure as hell better step it up for the next machine in terms of tech.