A select few said that, not "everyone" like he claimed. Stop taking the statements of the vocal minority and pretending like that's the general consensus.
Why be so obtuse here? Of course it was a bit of hyperbole, as it would never be everyone. But the fact remains that the 360 crowd, which was a pretty sizable chunk of this site back in 2012 and 2013, as well as a few Nintendo fans I'm sure, were stating that Sony would struggle this gen, with MS being able to take even more market from them. At least the US and UK would be on lock for Xbox in a sizable way. No need to rewrite history.
I know he obviously didn't mean everyone, the problem is that it wasnt even anywhere close to the majority who thought that.
Like Barozi pointed out, PS3 was outselling 360 every year since 2009 and even with all the mistakes Sony made early on they were able to beat Microsoft comfortably in Europe, Japan & RotW which gave them a slight lead worldwide.
It was more commonly stated on this site that as long as Sony didnt give up a year head start, make a console $200 more expensive and harder to develop for than they would rebound (not to PS2 levels but better than PS3)
Sure, a small group of vocal users wanted to make people think that Sony was going to go bankrupt and exit the console market but that was far, far from the majority of people on here.