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Quite frankly I like the game industry is this way. Your past success, even from 12 months ago doesn't mean much when you come to a new console.

You have to perform and prove yourself all over again. Doesn't matter if you supported your previous console for 4 years or 8 years, it doesn't mean shit. If Sony doesn't have a solid launch strategy and execution for the PS5, all the work they did for the PS4 doesn't mean shit. They will find themselves in trouble. Same with Nintendo and Switch 2. Nobody cares how good you were with the previous cycle, it buys you no brownie points and there are multiple examples of that just in the last 15 years.

You don't get to curl up into a ball and bask in your success in this business. You have a successful console? Great, congrats. You get a short time to enjoy that before you get your ass to work on the future. Plain and simple. If you want to be patted on the back continually for things you did 2-3 years ago or you think you're entitled to something because your last system did pretty well, you got another thing coming.

Last edited by Soundwave - on 11 August 2020