Slashdot linked up the very first series of benchmarks using Doom 3, which should hit the shelves week-after-next. In a fit of uncharacteristic rationality, they had this to say:
Having a last-generation video card and playing DOOM 3 is simply going to provide a great gaming experience with all features turned on that make DOOM 3 what it is ... What good is a $500 video card if you don't have money left over to purchase DOOM 3?
Which is exactly why I went with the 9800XT I could buy instead of the next-gen that was due out a few weeks afterward.
I *think* D3 is going to be available for consoles, but even HD users won't experience the level of graphics available on high-end PCs. Regular TVs will be even less impressive.
"Yeah, but my X-box didn't cost $1500". True, true, but my TV only cost $400, and I can game downstairs on my PC without worrying about the carpet shark sneaking up and grabbing the controller because it's got lots of pretty lights. To each his own, ya see...