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curl-6 said:

Switch will still not be as far behind as DS was behind PS3/360 or 3DS behind PS4/Xbone.

Didn't know the DS was a hybrid console.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
curl-6 said:

Switch will still not be as far behind as DS was behind PS3/360 or 3DS behind PS4/Xbone.

Didn't know the DS was a hybrid console.

Doesn't change things; Switch is already far behind PS4/Xbone and not getting the big AAA multiplats, so the release of PS5 and Nextbox won't really change anything.



curl-6 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Didn't know the DS was a hybrid console.

Doesn't change things; Switch is already far behind PS4/Xbone and not getting the big AAA multiplats, so the release of PS5 and Nextbox won't really change anything.

Which is why you should have just said that instead of trying to attack the idea that power matters for the Switch by drawing a comparison to past consoles.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
curl-6 said:

Doesn't change things; Switch is already far behind PS4/Xbone and not getting the big AAA multiplats, so the release of PS5 and Nextbox won't really change anything.

Which is why you should have just said that instead of trying to attack the idea that power matters for the Switch by drawing a comparison to past consoles.

The idea that a system will stop selling because far more powerful systems come out flies in the face of numerous past examples, I simply pointed them out. Are the circumstances identical? No. But this notion that the release of more powerful systems inherently means an immediate death for successful hardware is simply false.



Hiku said:
Miyamotoo said:

Well base PS4 and Xbox S are getting games despite Pro and X. And at end everything is about profit, if Switch sales and Switch games are still selling some 3rd party will definitely still port some games to Switch despite PS5/XB2.

Yes but Pro and X1 isn't helping the base consoles get more titles. Games are still designed with the base models in mind primarily. A Switch Pro wouldn't help Switch get more games is what I'm saying. And I'm saying that because you listed that as a factor that could improve the situation when PS5/XBO come out. But the games still have to be able to run adequately in unlocked mode on the vanilla Switch.

Switch's popularity and other factors certainly can improve the situation, but not a potential Switch Pro.

And thats exatly my point with potential, Switch Pro, like wrote, at end everything is about profit, if Switch sales and Switch games are still selling, some 3rd party will definitely still port some games to Switch/Pro despite PS5/XB2. I mean Switch is still less than one year on market and still need to have peak year, easily can have instal base of around 100m at end of LT.



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curl-6 said:

The idea that a system will stop selling because far more powerful systems come out flies in the face of numerous past examples, I simply pointed them out. Are the circumstances identical? No. But this notion that the release of more powerful systems inherently means an immediate death for successful hardware is simply false.

I suppose you're right but if you really don't think the Switch will get a reduction in sales because of graphical power in the future(which I agree with mostly) you should have just said that instead of even entertaining the idea. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
curl-6 said:

The idea that a system will stop selling because far more powerful systems come out flies in the face of numerous past examples, I simply pointed them out. Are the circumstances identical? No. But this notion that the release of more powerful systems inherently means an immediate death for successful hardware is simply false.

I suppose you're right but if you really don't think the Switch will get a reduction in sales because of graphical power in the future(which I agree with mostly) you should have just said that instead of even entertaining the idea. 

Its sales will tail off in the end like every system does as it becomes old hat while trendy newcomers taker the spotlight. I just don't think graphics will be the main reason for that, as being graphically inferior to its competitors hasn't stopped it selling like hotcakes so far. I mean if people were still buying a 240p system weaker than the Wii in 2017, I think there's a place for the Switch in 5-6 years as a cheap low end product.



curl-6 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

I suppose you're right but if you really don't think the Switch will get a reduction in sales because of graphical power in the future(which I agree with mostly) you should have just said that instead of even entertaining the idea. 

Its sales will tail off in the end like every system does as it becomes old hat while trendy newcomers taker the spotlight. I just don't think graphics will be the main reason for that, as being graphically inferior to its competitors hasn't stopped it selling like hotcakes so far. I mean if people were still buying a 240p system weaker than the Wii in 2017, I think there's a place for the Switch in 5-6 years as a cheap low end product.

I mean, nothing in that reply actually responds to what I was saying... : P I'm just saying that arguing whether or not power will be a factor is kind of pointless. People who believe so will continue to believe so. I personally don't think they will.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
curl-6 said:

Its sales will tail off in the end like every system does as it becomes old hat while trendy newcomers taker the spotlight. I just don't think graphics will be the main reason for that, as being graphically inferior to its competitors hasn't stopped it selling like hotcakes so far. I mean if people were still buying a 240p system weaker than the Wii in 2017, I think there's a place for the Switch in 5-6 years as a cheap low end product.

I mean, nothing in that reply actually responds to what I was saying... : P I'm just saying that arguing whether or not power will be a factor is kind of pointless. People who believe so will continue to believe so. I personally don't think they will.

"Don't think they will" as in, don't think Nintendo will support Switch beyond 5-6 years?



curl-6 said:

"Don't think they will" as in, don't think Nintendo will support Switch beyond 5-6 years?

No, I don't think the graphical capabilities of the PS5 will effect the Switch's sales.