Is the X1 "this gen" tho? I thought this gen was X1, WiiU, PS4 and the Switch is the first of the following gen, paired with PS5 and *ejem*... Scarlett.
Switch and Wii U can’t be the same generation since Switch is the console after the Wii U.
One console is Nintendo’s 7th generation console, and the other is Sony’s 4th generation. It just happens that Nintendo’s 6th and 7th generation consoles have some overlap/competition with Sony’s 4th generation console; but trying to mash them together into some fictitious unified generation is silly.
General concensus says the Switch belongs to the same generation of other consoles as the PS4, XB1 (check wiki).
Also you can have 2 consoles into the same console gen cycle.
It depends on how you use the word generation.
1) Is it only a independent successor, to your own devices? gen1 is followed by gen2 ect.
2) Is it used as talking about a "group" that belongs to the same time periode? when you say generation?
Most when they talk about consoles generation, look at the overall picture, and talk about a "group" of consoles when they say a generation.
In that sense, its possible to have 2 consoles that belong to the same generation, if their shortlived while the others lasted longer (they excist in the same time periode).
Your "reason" for saying nintendo cant have Switch not be a generation ahead, is because your useing a differnt definition of the word Generation, than most others are.
Think about what "generation" means to people.
Usually theres a "timespan" of like 10-20 years, between the geneartions.
Why? because thats how long it takes a person to grow up, mature, and be able to have off spring.
So someone born at the start of a new generation, can be old enough to marry and have kids, while someone born at the end of a generation, while belonging to the same generation, might still be a kid in said generation. However they both belong to the same generation.
Its the same with a console generation.
Last edited by JRPGfan - on 05 October 2019
The overall picture, of you & your competition at the same time periode = a generation.