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zeldaring said:
zorg1000 said:

You’re talking about personal preferences, I’m talking about the general population. You’re one of the hardcore gaming enthusiasts/tech junkies I’m referring to, the vast majority of people are not going to know the resolution or frame rate of a game unless you tell them. That’s great that you enjoy physical but media is moving to digital and people seem to be happy with that.

You can't really talk about what the general population cares about when they buy a 1000$ iPhone every year. People like the latest most powerful tech and they read about how it benefits them. I can imagine the samething for consoles. Ps5 is destroying Xbox sales after all.

The general population spends a lot more time on their phones than on consoles

According to recent data, the average person spends 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phone each day. And 1 in 5 smartphone users spends upwards of 4.5 hours on average on their phones every day. Jan 9, 2023

Responding internet users stated that they used a games console for an average of one hour and 58 minutes per day. Thailand was ranked second, with users spending an average of one hour and 38 daily minutes on console gaming. The global average was one hour and 12 minutes. Dec 14, 2022

So even with this select pool of responding users, time spend on consoles is already far less than on phones. People are going to spend more money on things they use all the time. Plus many people buy phones on subsidized plans, which makes it much easier to get higher end phones with a new replacement every 2 years. And all those people are fine watching videos on their phone, streaming Netflix, instead of watching 4K blu-rays on LG OLED.

The general population cares about convenience and hiding the true cost of things behind monthly payments. Hence Series S with Gamepass is working.