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Start of gen 8

Yes 74 24.58%
 
No 112 37.21%
 
Gens are now dead 115 38.21%
 
Total:301

There is no "Gen 9".

Nintendo's console release is too far away from the other "Gen 9" machines.

Shared generations are a thing of the past, it makes no sense to group the Switch with the distant PS5, nor does it make much sense to group it with the ps4 either.

There's no reason to group machines from different companies into shared generations.

It's Nintendo's next generation machine.



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Jranation said:
If its gen 8, hopefully it can bring down PS4's market share XD

Ha yeah and now vgchartz has another console to track lol good luck with that 😂



no, NS just caught up to 8th gen.

WiiU was 7th.



That this question even needs to be asked is evidence enough that industry-wide shared generations are a dated concept.

Never mind the arguments over Scorpio/Ps4 Pro as well. Never before have we had such divided opinions on what machine belong it what generation with what other machines.

It's pretty obvious that grouping machines into generations is no longer relevant, and I hope people realise that, because it's painful to watch.



Since Switch won't play WiiU games and WiiU won't play switch games it isn't a mid gen for me but nintendo getting early for new gen so gen 9, and it will be alone at it for quite a long time.



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Nogamez said:

Yeah so like when Sega dc launched mid gen between gen 4 and 5 that was the proclaimed first generation 5 system although things where much simpler back then. Hardware simply doubled the bit power 8 16 32 etc and as DC was the first128 bit console boom new generation.  

So I was wondering would you class NS as gen 9, 8.5 or just nothing are gens now dead with the ps4 pro Scorpio switch.

 

Woops I got the gens mixed uplease I meant start off gen 9

 

PS apparently some people are really mad 😂😂😂 because I made a mistake in the thead title but just to clarify it won't let me edit the thread title. I sincerely apologise for this shocking oversight and for making your day worse. 

Switch is a 8th gen system, it'll be competing with 8th gen systems for 3 years, power wise it might not even be at the level of other 8th gen systems. Completely different to Sega DC which was followed by relatively ball park spec'd ps2 a year later.



I think it's a wrong decision to measure generations by hardware. I mean, OUYA is in the same PS4 generation, maybe it depends on the technology (at that time) to develop the system.



Nogamez said:

Yeah so like when Sega dc launched mid gen between gen 4 and 5 that was the proclaimed first generation 5 system although things where much simpler back then. Hardware simply doubled the bit power 8 16 32 etc and as DC was the first128 bit console boom new generation.  

So I was wondering would you class NS as gen 9, 8.5 or just nothing are gens now dead with the ps4 pro Scorpio switch.

 

Woops I got the gens mixed uplease I meant start off gen 9

 

PS apparently some people are really mad 😂😂😂 because I made a mistake in the thead title but just to clarify it won't let me edit the thread title. I sincerely apologise for this shocking oversight and for making your day worse. 

Switch is the first handheld of the new gen, yes.



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Its gen 9. Do we have to do this every time?



KLXVER said:
Its gen 9. Do we have to do this every time?

What puts it in a group with the future PS5? It could very well be closer in release date to the ps4/xbo.

I can't wait for people to let go of generations.