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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.
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.

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.
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?
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?

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.
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.
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.

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.
 
I care less about the new console coming next year than I do at least getting Prime 2 and 3 so I can play them before 4, whenever that comes out (I assume it's a launch title at this point, so I am alright getting it next year)
 
I care less about the new console coming next year than I do at least getting Prime 2 and 3 so I can play them before 4, whenever that comes out (I assume it's a launch title at this point, so I am alright getting it next year)
the rumor is that part of the reason why it is delayed is because they want the system to launch with a lot of stellar games
 
I doubt that partner showcase is gonna be the reveal of the Switch 2, but hey they may just mention that the next console is coming!
 
I care less about the new console coming next year than I do at least getting Prime 2 and 3 so I can play them before 4, whenever that comes out (I assume it's a launch title at this point, so I am alright getting it next year)
potential good news for you! apparently at today's ND, the insider Jeff Grubb is perpetuating the rumor that 4 is coming out this year :)
 
Huh really? To be honest, I cannot really recall what caused the Wii U to drop in popularity from the Wii before it.

It was absolutely the gamepad. Which, really, was pretty great, but it wasn't used well and quite frankly, inflated the cost of the Wii U too much.
 
potential good news for you! apparently at today's ND, the insider Jeff Grubb is perpetuating the rumor that 4 is coming out this year :)
Hopefully that means 2 and 3 are in the not too distant future then!
 
It was absolutely the gamepad. Which, really, was pretty great, but it wasn't used well and quite frankly, inflated the cost of the Wii U too much.
I remember seeing that gamepad for the first time and saying, "this looks like it definitely took inspiration from the Xbox 360 controller" which is generally regarded as the greatest video gamepad of all time. but I think the Wii U's downfall had more to do with than just that.

whatever it was, the eighth generation wasn't even perceived to have begun until the the release of the Ps4 and Xbone, which was almost a whole year after the Wii U's launch.
Hopefully that means 2 and 3 are in the not too distant future then!
yeah maybe! if you're interested I think it is just around the 11:30 mark of the ND in the Switch thread
 
All I need to know is if Switch 2 will be backwards compatible. Been considering getting a Switch OLED and have mostly been stocking up on games, but if Switch 2 will be backwards compatible...I can wait.
 
I remember seeing that gamepad for the first time and saying, "this looks like it definitely took inspiration from the Xbox 360 controller" which is generally regarded as the greatest video gamepad of all time. but I think the Wii U's downfall had more to do with than just that.

whatever it was, the eighth generation wasn't even perceived to have begun until the the release of the Ps4 and Xbone, which was almost a whole year after the Wii U's launch.

yeah maybe! if you're interested I think it is just around the 11:30 mark of the ND in the Switch thread

What?



Nothing about the gamepad screams anything like an xbox controller, you may be thinking about the pro controller.
 
What?



Nothing about the gamepad screams anything like an xbox controller, you may be thinking about the pro controller.

Ohhhhhh whoa, yeah that's exactly what I was thinking of. I didn't know that the separate, more traditional controller was the "pro". I thought that was part of the full package.
 

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