2011 Predictions thread - http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...
I made a whole load of vague predictions that are hard to say whether they're right or wrong. SWTOR hasn't been out long enough to say whether it's got legs.
For 2012, just like 2011 it's hard to see anything major happening (which I suppose is where the fun is). There's lots of existing trends that I'd expect to continue, but I find it hard to think of anything new or surprising.
There's a pressure on Sony/MS to announce new console hardware, especially with Nintendo going first with the Wii-U announcement, but that doesn't seem to have lit a fire under them. The current generation will drag out for a while yet, but hardware is coming (the games are in development), I'd say MS will go for launch first again, but I don't feel confident putting it in 2012.