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Atleast 50 million?

Yes 25 38.46%
 
No 40 61.54%
 
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Look at the SNES mini. It's very traditional.



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A traditional Nintendo console is different from a traditional Sony console.

Nintendo’s philosophy is simplification and expansion: they add new interface options (whether d-pad, portability, shoulder buttons, analog stick, extra ports, touch screens, motion controls, or unique combos of each. The Switch is heavily revitalizing and expanding local multiplayer while keeping it simple.

Sony’s philosophy is updating hardware.

While the markets are the same, each company has two different traditions.



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Jumpin said:
A traditional Nintendo console is different from a traditional Sony console.

Nintendo’s philosophy is simplification and expansion: they add new interface options (whether d-pad, portability, shoulder buttons, analog stick, extra ports, touch screens, motion controls, or unique combos of each. The Switch is heavily revitalizing and expanding local multiplayer while keeping it simple.

Sony’s philosophy is updating hardware.

While the markets are the same, each company has two different traditions.

4/6 of Nintendo's traditional consoles were large hardware upgrades from what was available prior (NES-SNES-N64-GameCube), it's only post GameCube that for two gens (Wii + Wii U) they went a different way. 



They can. But they won't. That's all there is to say really. To make a successful home console you need two things: A shitload of money and good exclusives. Nintendo has both of these things. But they aren't willing to throw money at third parties and they don't see the point in making a console without a unique selling point.

But if they really wanted, sure, they could slap together some middle-class PC parts in a small housing, pay the big publishers for releasing their most important games and maybe get some exclusive marketing rights and whatnot. I mean, seriously, in theory what should stop them?



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To me a traditional console is a box that can play games so therefore the Wii has already proved this theory. "It's motion controls though" I hear you cry. A different control scheme doesn't make it any less of a traditional console. Was the PlayStation not a traditional console when it introduced a new controller.



zippy said:
To me a traditional console is a box that can play games so therefore the Wii has already proved this theory. "It's motion controls though" I hear you cry. A different control scheme doesn't make it any less of a traditional console. Was the PlayStation not a traditional console when it introduced a new controller.

That new controller was basically a SNES controller with two extra shoulder buttons though...



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OdinHades said:
zippy said:
To me a traditional console is a box that can play games so therefore the Wii has already proved this theory. "It's motion controls though" I hear you cry. A different control scheme doesn't make it any less of a traditional console. Was the PlayStation not a traditional console when it introduced a new controller.

That new controller was basically a SNES controller with two extra shoulder buttons though...

Didn't they introduce dual analogue? 



zippy said:
OdinHades said:

That new controller was basically a SNES controller with two extra shoulder buttons though...

Didn't they introduce dual analogue? 

Nah, that came some years later, after the N64 was released I believe. The original one looked a little something like this:



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I think if Nintendo released a home console along side the PS5 and X2 with the same power, meaning finally having full on third party support with nothing hindering it, it would definately out sell the next Xbox. About 60-70 million at least. Probably would do better in Japan than the PS4 as well.