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What generation is the Nintendo Switch?

Generation 8 (PS4, XBoxOne) 71 44.94%
 
Generation 9 57 36.08%
 
Generation 1 (of the hybrid era) 14 8.86%
 
I don't care...I come to VGC for the chicks 16 10.13%
 
Total:158

Most people that care about generations are probably too old to remember Sega consoles before the Genesis / Mega Drive so they may not recognize that a company releasing multiple consoles in a generation isn't exactly a new thing. The only time a new console release actually starts a new generation is when it pushes new technology that becomes the standard in terms of power or features for future devices.

 

Such as the Sega Genesis or the Dreamcast did for their generations. Meanwhile the 3D0 and Atari Jaguar are in the 16 bit era despite power 

Last edited by NoirSon - on 23 December 2018

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I say it’s gen 8 for many reasons already stated by others, and also because I don’t feel the need to consider it a gen higher than all the consoles it competes with, as if to pass it as something more than it is. Using double standards and rewriting history to make it somehow fit my view is also not my style.

Just like it happened during older generations, a console maker released two consoles during the same gen. Big deal.

Last edited by Hynad - on 23 December 2018

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Pemalite said:

Your logic is flawed, your argument is absurd.
If you cannot see that the WiiU is a hybrid platform with it's portable screen, then I am not sure what to tell you.

 

You do not have to tell me anything.  If you want to believe that a console that you cannot take with you on the go is a portable because of off screen play, go ahead and believe that.  Does not make it true though.

 

And I quote:

You said it was both. - Literally in the same sentence.

 

I already clarified to you that I said it was a 3rd gen hybrid console but was the 1st gen to make an impact to the mainstream.  I admitted that my wording was off after this clarification.  Not sure why you keep talking in circles over nothing like you have something to disprove.  I practically agreed with you.  I am starting to question why you are even replying at this point.



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Shiken said:
You do not have to tell me anything.  If you want to believe that a console that you cannot take with you on the go is a portable because of off screen play, go ahead and believe that.  Does not make it true though.

You can take it with you. Up-to 8 meters from the base station.
For some that is enough range to take your games outside with a cup of coffee.

No different from any other Wifi-only device being tied to your home internet connection. - Is my Samsung Galaxy Tab suddenly not a mobile device because it's essentially a brick as soon as I exit my wifi range?

Shiken said:
I already clarified to you that I said it was a 3rd gen hybrid console but was the 1st gen to make an impact to the mainstream.  I admitted that my wording was off after this clarification.  Not sure why you keep talking in circles over nothing like you have something to disprove.  I practically agreed with you.  I am starting to question why you are even replying at this point.

Merely pointing out the hypocrisy in your contradicting statements.
But okay, let's move on shall we?



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Pemalite said:
Shiken said:
You do not have to tell me anything.  If you want to believe that a console that you cannot take with you on the go is a portable because of off screen play, go ahead and believe that.  Does not make it true though.

You can take it with you. Up-to 8 meters from the base station.
For some that is enough range to take your games outside with a cup of coffee.

No different from any other Wifi-only device being tied to your home internet connection. - Is my Samsung Galaxy Tab suddenly not a mobile device because it's essentially a brick as soon as I exit my wifi range?

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab can be tied to ANY wifi device at ANY location, and therefore is fully portable.  Your WiiU gamepad is tied to your WiiU home console and nothing else...because ya know...it is a dedicated home console.

 

Shiken said:
I already clarified to you that I said it was a 3rd gen hybrid console but was the 1st gen to make an impact to the mainstream.  I admitted that my wording was off after this clarification.  Not sure why you keep talking in circles over nothing like you have something to disprove.  I practically agreed with you.  I am starting to question why you are even replying at this point.

Merely pointing out the hypocrisy in your contradicting statements.
But okay, let's move on shall we?

 

Not so much contradicting than it is you misinterpreting something (due to poor wording on my part) yet failing to acknowledge the several times I explained what I meant by it.  And yes, it is time to move on from this tired subject.



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It's a handheld. Whatever generation they are in.



It's a handheld. Whatever generation they are in. It's a current gen handheld.



The concept of generations was introduced because of the "16-bit generation"
It had little to do with the timeframe since the SMD overlapped more with the NES than the SNES; and much more to do with the fact that it was A) the next system after the 8-bit console, and B) a 16-bit console

No one thought of generations prior to the NES until Wikipedia decided two arbitrary groupings of consoles came earlier. The bullshit generations, in other words... That article is dumb, and it's weird that people talking about it like it is the gospel truth - or scientific truth, if we want to be PC here! =D

No one equates Pokemon and Monster Hunter Generations. And there's no reason to say PS4 is Sony's 8th generation console. PS4 is clearly Sony's 4th gen console, it even says on the console itself. Switch is Nintendo's 7th generation home console, but it's useless to say it is the same generation as the PS4, and even more useless to say it is a generation ahead of PS4; Sony and Nintendo really only had one console similar to the other, and that was the PS2 and the Junior (Gamecube), otherwise they've been on two separate tracks.

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Shiken said:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab can be tied to ANY wifi device at ANY location, and therefore is fully portable.  Your WiiU gamepad is tied to your WiiU home console and nothing else...because ya know...it is a dedicated home console.

I guess you don't understand what the concept of a device being a "Hybrid" is. It is something that bridges two different things... In this instance, fixed and portable. - The WiiU is exactly that kind of device where the Gamepad is a portable off-screen gaming device. - With some limitations.

Now the WiiU Gamepad can be tied to ANY WiiU base station. - Just like the Galaxy Tab can be tied to any Wifi base station. - They aren't dissimilar as you might think. - Wifi tends to have similar range limitations as well.