Well I cant imagine that any system would put out a new system without upgrading the graphics. But I think that Nintendo will make large overhauls to their grpahics next time. Here are two reasons why. They are not majorly improving graphics this round, so failing to do so next time would put them even farther behind the competitors with respect to graphics. A second reason for improving them next time is that this will occur after the national switch to Digital Television, which I believe happens in 2009 for America. At this date most everything should be offered in HD or at least SDTV which is still better than analog. But by 2010 or whenever the next system comes out, I would think that most people would have at least one HDTV. At least of the people interested in gaming systems that is. So the next gen seems like a good time for nintendo to up its graphics to say a little better than what PS3 is offering today. And in 5 years or so, those chips will be dirt cheap. However, what I would like to see is not so much an increase in the realism of graphics as I would like to see an increase in the realism of physics. I remember a commercial that was out at least 5 years ago where they had a "cyber Barry Sanders" this was essentially a real video of Barry Sanders (he was an American football player for those of you who dont know) running down the field but the image was covered up with shiny polygons. Now todays technology can definitely make the polygons on his body look better for a video game, but the motion of his body, because it was real, was absolutely amazing. At first I though this was a video game because of the animations covering his body and I was blown away by the realistic movements as he ran. But alas, this was not a computer generated image, only computer enhanced I would like to see a focus on making movements in games more realistic. So the perfect next gen nintendo in my mind should have the best of the wii interface and play style (whatever turns out to be bad if any can be fixed or removed), More computing power than the PS3 (this should be significantly cheaper in the future), and an increased empahsis on real phsics. This sort of work is not needed in games like Mario - but I would especially like to see this work done by system and game developers for sports games or fighting games. Anything that involves real people essentially. Maybe even Zelda too. This gen is great, but I think Next Gen will be even better. The strides that will be taken gaphically will be more insignificant once into the HD range, so I dont see XBOX and Playstation improving their graphical system as much. They will probably have to address ways to overhaul gameplay in response to the (hopefully) enormous success of the Wii. While they waste time trying to figure out how to make their own new gameplay style, Nintendo will be buying some cheap outdated graphics cards that still look amazing and putting the majority of their development efforts into game physics to create a never before seen realistic system that will utilize an improved version of the Wii interface and incredible crisp images and fluid, realistic motions.