"Nintendo's homeconsoles have declined as long as I exclude the Wii."
I have a feeling you are starting from the conclusion and working backwards. You want to say Nintendo is in decline and the Wii and Switch throw a wrench in that. Thus, you redefine them so your thesis can be right. If your thesis requires you to remove information or ignore it, then your flat out wrong. You might want to go back to the drawing board.
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How the statement, as you put it "Nintendo's homeconsoles have declined as long as I exclude the Wii." is incorrect?
Wii is the only console that breaks the rule. Isn't?
When you have a rule and one single thing that breaks the rule you have an exception to the rule. Isn't it? That's not how you define an exception?
The rule that NES sold 60m and every other Nintendo home console sold less than that. Isn't? Is that false?
So, Nintendo's home consoles have been shrinking since the first one. Wii is an exception that I must point out. Is that false? How?
NSW is at least a hybrid console (if not a handheld), not a truly stationary home console like the past consoles and PS and X. Besides, it's not a past console, it's a current selling console. So I can leave it that off my statement now if I want.
If you say NSW is a home console like Wii U and NES. Ok, now you have Nintendo breaking the rule again. Which I disagree. Why I disagree? Because I don't put NSW on the home console category. NSW is much smarter than that.
What I criticized you is that you are working backwards. Saying "Nintendo home consoles are in decline" and then massage the scenario so it fits that narrative. What I find most ironic is the bold. It's incorrect because the Wii sold more than the console before it and after it. So there isn't a trend like you are trying to fabricate. Also, you say "
Wii is an exception that I must point out. Is that false? How?"
Buddy, YOU need to prove why that's an exception. All we are saying is "Here are all of the home console sales." It's you who is specifically ignoring certain systems to create a narrative. If you are trying to say "Nintendo's home consoles are in decline" then the Wii and the Switch are contrary to that. Any the Switch is not a home console because it's not "totally stationary"? The Wii U wasn't always stationary either with the gamepad so why is that included?
Here's the thing. We are working by looking and Nintendo's console sales and working from that. You, on the other hand, want to say "Nintendo's consoles are in decline" but to do that, you need to remove certain consoles and create criteria for them. Why can't I remove the Wii U in your scenario? It's the direct successor to the Wii, and you excluded the Wii. The Gamecube was also portable in a sense. Why can't I remove that too. And the Switch is a home console. It has a unit to hook into a wall outlet and your TV. You can just take it and play it elsewhere like the Wii U. So why shouldn't I include it? Again, the people in this thread are working from the numbers. You aren't. You need to make a better argument for why you are excluding consoles or we are going to just assume you are fudging the numbers to fit your assumptions.