Consoles arent upgradeable...PCs are. Thats why PC > consoles forever. And its PCs that push console makers to bring out ever newer and better consoles, not the other way around.As easy as it is to dog on consoles for hardware shortcomings, you're right in thinking that they push the industry forward. I'm of the opinion that we'd never be where we are today with gaming if it weren't for consoles. They've brought gaming into the mainstream and propelled competition that would never have had the money behind it without consoles. It's double edged because now we're at a time that money seems to be driving the industry much more than passion for the art.
Having said that, I'm excited to see where the consoles take ray tracing and their implementation of it. Obviously AMD has something up their sleeve