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After a month of resting and waiting for adjustments to settle in, IT'S TIME!

This is the 2022 Edition of the PlayStation/Xbox/Switch Hardware Battle! And this one will be a little different from the prior ones, while continuing a trend that started in the last comparison thread: Previous Gen Comparisons!

We now enter the 2nd full year on the market for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, and the Nintendo Switch prepares to begin its 6th year on the market since its launch on March 3rd, 2017. 

Last year, I did a 5 different full regional comparisons between the 5 major platforms on the market. The PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch. And it was A LOT to unpack. So how do we follow that up? We do a whopping SIX regional comparisons!!!

Six?!? But how?!? Isn't that too much?!?

While I will be doing 6 comparisons this time around, they will only center around each of the 3 current consoles on the market. Two for each console. (Two for the PS5, two for the XBS, two for the NS.)

The former three comparisons will be the usual, Year over Year comparisons, in this case, 2021 vs. 2022 for the three consoles. And the latter three comparisons will be comparing the current consoles to three of their respective predecssors.

Just like last year where I compared the PS5 and XBS' first full years to their predecessors in 2014. We're gonna do it again for their 2nd years! PS5 and XBS' 2022 vs. the PS4 and Xbox One's 2015! As for the Nintendo Switch, since most of us assume it will finish somewhere around the 20 million range again. I will be comparing it to the last Nintendo system before it that reached those numbers: the Nintendo DS in 2010! And thus, the DS makes its debut in this comparison thread!

So these will be the 6 comparisons:

PlayStation 5:

2022 vs. 2021

2022 vs PlayStation 4 2015

Xbox Series:

2022 vs. 2021

2022 vs. Xbox One 2015

Nintendo Switch:

2022 vs. 2021

2022 vs. Nintendo DS 2010


So without further ado... Let's get started!

Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 07 February 2022