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curl-6 said:
DonFerrari said:

What make you think they will support Series in Japan for another 5-6 years? They didn't support X1 for 8-9 years, and well even their last year or couple years of support the sales (WW) were quite low.

This gen will likely be longer than last due to the impacts of covid on its opening years, dev cycles growing longer, and games getting more expensive to make. MS (and Sony) will want to recoup their investment before moving on to the next system, and as long as Xbox Series is their main console, there's a decent chance they'll continue to ship to Japan.

I'm pretty sure this gen will be longer too.  In fact, I think it properly began this year.  We actually have several Gen 9 exclusive games this year like Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, FF16, BG 3, Starfield, etc....  But in 2020-2022, the only new Gen 9 exclusive content was Ratchet and Clank and maybe some other smaller stuff.  If you count 2023 as year 1 then a 2028-2029 launch for new hardware would give a 6-7 year development cycle which is how long generations have lasted previously.