- May 11, 2012
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I am aware that the Switch and the Ps4 are different consoles, hence me referring to the latter as a traditional video game console. My point was that from the Ps4 to the Ps5, there really isn't much change as far as innovation goes, just a jump in power. I said part of the reason Ps5 is doing great is because it is the successor to the Ps4.Switch and PS4 are different consoles though. The latter can really run impressive graphiX/demanding games which we can't say to Nintendo consoles. Ps5 improved upon from the PS4 - performance wise. Despite supply issues, I think the pandemic helped the public demand for the PS5, since people were stuck at home and online shopping was peaking during 2020/2021 iirc. Switch 2 won't be as powerful as the PS5, and there won't be a groundbreaking gimmick compare to when Switch 1 was released.
Therefore, when going from the Switch to the Switch 2, there doesn't need to be any "ground breaking gimmick" just like there wasn't one from the Ps4 to 5. The fact that the Switch 2 will be the followup to the Switch alone is reason to believe it will capitalize off of the success of its predecessor.
Why? Why does there need to be something groundbreaking and fresh to guarantee a similar level of demand of the Switch 2 compared to the Switch?Switch 1 also sold so much (139.3 million) that it just seems impossible that the successor would catch up (or come close) to those sales, unless Switch 2 offers something really groundbreaking and fresh?
As I just explained with my example regarding PlayStations, there wasn't anything groundbreaking and fresh between the two. They are both traditional video game consoles with mostly all the same bells & whistles.
Are you going to start using the letter "x" to replace "s" in several other words now? Or was that just a typo? It's gonna make reading your posts even more annoying if you are, fyi.While the PS5 (50 million in 3 years) is almost halfway from PS4's 117 million, and it should get an extra year from sales, since Ps6 is rumoured for a 2028 releaxe (that would be longer, than PS4's time before the Ps5 was released). But still only time will tell if the PS5 can outsell the PS4.
Anyway, production on the Ps5 won't cease until at least a year into the Ps6's life cycle. I think the Ps2 was somewhere around 120 million consoles sold in 2006, and yet when it was all said and done its final sales numbers came out to 155 million consoles.