Take a deep breath at the following link.
We’re not prepared to accept the decline of the console empire just yet, but don’t hold it against us if we sing paeans to PC gaming over the next little while. The particulars of this generation notwithstanding, this is roughly the time when we could have expected to see the first information about successor hardware for the consoles. It’s also the point at which the performance lead of the desktop becomes clear to even the meanest understanding, and the PC begins to reclaim lapsed users and lost mind share.
In the absence of exotic new game systems, we can expect the raw power of the PC and the siren song of Steam (and mods, for guys like Scott) to claim an increasing number of curious gamers’ souls. Nothing wrong with that, though. Maybe this time they’ll stay put.