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COKTOE said:

This thread almost caused my head to completely spin off my neck.

I'm sorry to hear any pain we caused you...



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Now we need someone brave to predict when the Switch will outsell the Wii

And then someone extra BOLD to predict when the Switch will outsell the PS4

LOL, everyone is going to wait until the Lite comes out to test the waters on that most likely



CGI-Quality said:

Looks like Shadow was right, that the PS4 wouldn't pass the Wii before PS5 is announced. That said, it will comfortably outsell it by year's end.

As for many, many other predictions in here, I don't have an allotment big enough of crows to fill all necessary orders. :)

But the PS5 hasn't been announced?... Did I miss the official announcement, or are we conflating a display of unspecified next-gen equipment for a PS5 announcement?



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Azuren said:
CGI-Quality said:

Looks like Shadow was right, that the PS4 wouldn't pass the Wii before PS5 is announced. That said, it will comfortably outsell it by year's end.

As for many, many other predictions in here, I don't have an allotment big enough of crows to fill all necessary orders. :)

But the PS5 hasn't been announced?... Did I miss the official announcement, or are we conflating a display of unspecified next-gen equipment for a PS5 announcement?

It was an announcement of its existence. I'm giving Shadow the credit there. No, not the full announcement that the PS4 saw in Feb. 2013, but an announcement nonetheless (along with a video of a piece of kit from it in action). 



                                                                                                                                                           

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Bofferbrauer2 said:
And then someone extra BOLD to predict when the Switch will outsell the PS4

If it does, it'll be mid- to late-2022. Maybe as far forward as 2023.

But that's if it does. Right now it's comparatively selling well because its only competition are stale platforms that launched 6 years ago. The release of PS5/Xbox Scarlett will shift the bottom line of the gaming market, and it remains to be seen if the Switch has the technical prowess to maintain relevant on a performance basis.

By the time the next generation of home consoles hit, the tables will have turned and Switch will be the stale platform competing against the new hotness... Except the new hotness in this case won't simply be peak last-gen performance in handheld mode, it will be next-gen performance. Maybe the handheld aspect continues in the Switch's favor... But maybe the new paradigm in console power overrides that.



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CGI-Quality said:
Azuren said:

But the PS5 hasn't been announced?... Did I miss the official announcement, or are we conflating a display of unspecified next-gen equipment for a PS5 announcement?

It was an announcement of its existence. I'm giving Shadow the credit there. No, not the full announcement that the PS4 saw in Feb. 2013, but an announcement nonetheless (along with a video of a piece of kit from it in action). 

See it came off more to me as an admission that they're working on next-gen equipment. But no name, no pictures, and the video (despite being leaked) was originally shown privately?

I don't consider that an announcement of a platform. That's a hardware showcase for what they intend on using in the next platform. Confirmation of existence, but not a proper announcement.



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Azuren said:
CGI-Quality said:

It was an announcement of its existence. I'm giving Shadow the credit there. No, not the full announcement that the PS4 saw in Feb. 2013, but an announcement nonetheless (along with a video of a piece of kit from it in action). 

See it came off more to me as an admission that they're working on next-gen equipment. But no name, no pictures, and the video (despite being leaked) was originally shown privately?

I don't consider that an announcement of a platform. That's a hardware showcase for what they intend on using in the next platform. Confirmation of existence, but not a proper announcement.

To me, the mention of a few specs, and early footage showing a piece of what it will be capable of, is enough to give the nod to his prediction.



                                                                                                                                                           

CGI-Quality said:
Azuren said:

See it came off more to me as an admission that they're working on next-gen equipment. But no name, no pictures, and the video (despite being leaked) was originally shown privately?

I don't consider that an announcement of a platform. That's a hardware showcase for what they intend on using in the next platform. Confirmation of existence, but not a proper announcement.

To me, the mention of a few specs, and early footage showing a piece of what it will be capable of, is enough to give the nod to his prediction.

Well, if you wanna say it came after a PS5 announcement, then I'd say it needs to be an announcement. Showing prototype hardware and concept aren't the same as saying "Behold, the PlayStation 5". Sony admitted to the existence of next-gen, but they confirm the existence of next-gen early in every generation by admitting R&D is taking place for the next platform. Where are we going to draw the line?



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Azuren said:
CGI-Quality said:

To me, the mention of a few specs, and early footage showing a piece of what it will be capable of, is enough to give the nod to his prediction.

Well, if you wanna say it came after a PS5 announcement, then I'd say it needs to be an announcement. Showing prototype hardware and concept aren't the same as saying "Behold, the PlayStation 5". Sony admitted to the existence of next-gen, but they confirm the existence of next-gen early in every generation by admitting R&D is taking place for the next platform. Where are we going to draw the line?

We're drawing the line at the nod I gave him. :)