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theRepublic said:
padib said:

To understand the importance of supporting an existing machine, you have to look at examples in the past that did it succesfully. Those we have are the PS2 and the Game Boy, these existed side by side in parallel with a new generation, and sold well for a long time. The success of these consoles solidified the respective company's presence in the market. The Wii, at the volume of sales that it made, was such a potential for that form of execution.

That's not true of the PS2 at all.  The PS3 had a disastrous launch.  The PS2 being successful did absolutely nothing for the follow up console.

Exactly, lol, if you actually really look at the history of this stuff a lot of these assumptions that get thrown around aren't true. 

They stem really from logic that applied to Sega 25 years ago, that's not really applicable to Nintendo, MS, or Sony. 

Consumers don't give you any benefit of the doubt based on what you did with an older system when it comes to a new system, even Sony found that out the hard way, they went from the equivalent of being the big man on campus (PS2) to no one willing to return their calls (PS3 circa 2007) in a span of a year, lol. 

Last edited by Soundwave - on 11 August 2020