Best to just agree to disagree, at this point. My discussion with him has already been solved and I got what he was saying.
@ Alkibiádēs: Having a second look at this gen's scores, I wouldn't really call 76, 77, and 79 mediocre. Just not as strong as it was last gen.
Some games were groundbreaking when originally made but when simply ported they are less than stellar on the new landscape... that certainly doesn't make the game score inflated or overrated when it launched.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."