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curl-6 said:
Otter said:

Completely different systems, completely different life cycles. There is very little comparison here. By 2017 the PS4 had literally just received major 1st party support like Uncharted, Horizons and the majority of third parties were still releasing games that began developement when the systems were announced.

By now the Switch has had a major release of every single system seller and 1st party IP.

You also ignore the part where I say Switch 2 lives alongside the orginal. Anytime between 2021-2022 would be ideal in terms of hardware spacing, 2021 would be ideal in terms of software support. 

What exactly do you think would happen if Nintendo would release a Switch 2 in 2021, please elaborate? For me their core audience will rush to buy it (their already own a Switch) and use it as as their primry system, meanwhile the more casual audience or late adopters  will buy a $199 Switch for Mario Kart 8, Animal crossing,Smash Bros, 2D mario etc.

See my post above. There's simply no need to rush willy nilly onto the next system when your current one is selling like crack. There's a reason the most successful platforms of all time weren't replaced after 4 years, it's just bad business to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs while it's still laying.

Yes there is, smart companies know what they're doing with their launch years ahead of time. 

A new product launch is now something you just pull out of your ass rolling out of bed in 2022 and saying "OK now we need to figure this out".

Games take 2 1/2-3 1/2 years to develop, they need to know by this fall at least what they are doing with Switch 2. 

Just because you are the consumer and you only see/play the finished product and its new to you is meaningless. That's true of basically all entertainment not just video games. You may have a good time at a movie, but you probably will never understand the thousands of hours, years, decades sometimes that goes into making that product. But just because you don't concern yourself with it doesn't mean it's somebody's job to do so. You need to be on top of that stuff years in advance as a company. If you're not you are extremely irresponsible as the president. 

Last edited by Soundwave - on 05 May 2020