But you would be tricking people into thinking its next gen by showing the numbers which does not determine a next gen machine.
Its like comparing a Buick Regal 4.9lt V8 to a 2000 Porsche 911 3.4lt 6 and saying the Regal is faster because of the bigger engine. That type of marketing is only meant to trick people. The Buick wouldn't even finish the race.
The difference is, one is a next gen capable machine while the PS4/XB1 machines are not. Very soon none of the games will be compatible with the Pro and X.
I tried downloading The Medium on my XB1-X and it says "Incapable Hardware" can only be played on a Series S/X and PC.
You are right in one way, you will generate sales because of the method of tricking customers into believe one is better value and performance however when the time comes, all those customers are going to be quite upset realizing their new machine cannot play new games while the Series S will be playing next gen games with Ray Tracing and with better CPU performance and load times etc.
Nope, If Sony is just putting the specs of Pro without saying it is gen 9 then it isn't like saying Buick Regal is faster than a Porsche because it have a bigger engine. Don't see you having problem with MS saying Series S is a next gen system and that the only difference to Series X would be resolution while on the first games it already isn't true.
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