Forums - Sales Discussion - Global Hardware 14 September 2019 (PS4 Tops 100M)

Wyrdness said:
COKTOE said:

But, the Switch is considered a hybrid due to being a home console and a portable. Table top was really never part of the equation. Switch lite doesn't even have a kickstand, so that function has been nerfed to a significant degree as well.

The important thing to remember, is that the Switch Lite is a portable/handheld console, and naught else. I could give a f*** how it's counted, but look forward to many, many years of this topic being brought up. Hopefully in every sales thread.

The have been consoles that only play in a table top form I gave an example in the Vectrex and due to that it puts table top mode very much in the equation not having a kick stand does not stop this either as the are a number of stands that can be purchased for such Lite is just a portable variation of the Switch platform and even as a portable variation it's still a hybrid.

Well, fair enough. You won't sell me on the idea it's still a hybrid though. I can prop up a Vita with a book, and use a DS4 as a controller, but wouldn't classify it as a hybrid either. Yeah, the Vetrex was a thing, ( had fun with it and always wanted one ), but when classifying the Switch as a hybrid, you know as well as I do, that a close to 100% majority were doing so on the basis that it was/is a combination of a home console and a portable console, as these are the only 2 type of console classifications that have had any relevance in the video game industry in it's entire history.



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COKTOE said:

I could give a f*** how it's counted, but look forward to many, many years of this topic being brought up. Hopefully in every sales thread.

Oh, god.  ಢ_ಥ

I hope the option to request a self permaban is brought back before that



Replicant said:
COKTOE said:

I could give a f*** how it's counted, but look forward to many, many years of this topic being brought up. Hopefully in every sales thread.

Oh, god.  ಢ_ಥ

I hope the option to request a self permaban is brought back before that

It'll be good times. We'll all learn and grow.



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Wyrdness said:
Intrinsic said:

Lol... and that my friend is a cop out. Ok, the vey name switch was becaue it could be used as a "home console" and a "handheld". Hence why the whole ybrid thing came about. Can you use the Switch lite as a home console? So what is it "switching" to?

Again,for the umpteenth time (and I am guessing this keeps coming up cause its the best way to dismiss what I am saying). I have never said, that the switch lite be counted differently. I am saying that it (the Nintendo Switch as a platform) being counted along with home consoles was and is a mistake to begin with. And I have been saying that since 2017. The reason its coming up again is that Nintendo just validated my point. They made a switch lite.

Right now? the switch as a platform has more in common with a handheld than a home console, and you don't have to take my word for it... in two years you will find that the switch lite is the better selling iteration of the Nintendo switch with the larger install base. You can chalk this off as yet another prediction I am making, the same way I said (back in 2017)that in under 3 years Nintendo will make a dedicated handheld version of the switch the second they try and make a cheaper version.

Are we just going to continue pretending that the Nintendo Switch lite is not a handheld in every traditional sense of the word?

Switch Lite still is a hybrid you can still play table top mode complete with pro controllers and all.

Wait, what?? So the PS Vita was a hybrid console all along?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y821nNUaFkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTJulBJGWQs



Replicant said:
SpokenTruth said:

But I didn't say that.  Quote him.  Don't hit up somebody about something someone else said.

The thing is... He didn't quote you.

Replicant said:
SpokenTruth said:

What are you talking about? He did quote me.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9060059

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9060068

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9060074

Ehm... He answered you after you quoted him.

Are you drunk?

So which is it?  Did he or did he not quote me?  And you accuse me of being drunk.



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Replicant said:
COKTOE said:

I could give a f*** how it's counted, but look forward to many, many years of this topic being brought up. Hopefully in every sales thread.

Oh, god.  ಢ_ಥ

I hope the option to request a self permaban is brought back before that

I'll be honest if that same stuff pops up in weekly sales threads in some attempt to derail talk about the figures I'm fairly certain the moderation team would be stepping as weekly posting of the same completely pointless post would surely count as spam as it has no value or relevance to the sales each week if the thing is a handheld, home console or both, it's sales are what is listed here in these threads every week nothing in these threads OP relates to handhelds or home consoles, that's just a organisation of the 5 bars on the front page.

Don't be making promises to be annoying for the sake of it each week, this place is bad enough tbh.



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chakkra said:
Wyrdness said:

Switch Lite still is a hybrid you can still play table top mode complete with pro controllers and all.

Wait, what?? So the PS Vita was a hybrid console all along?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y821nNUaFkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTJulBJGWQs

Is Vita a portable variant of a hybrid platform? No, DS4 is also peripheral for another platform plus you need to hack the Vita you don't need to hack a Lite to use a Pro controller it can do it straight out the box, people could hack DS' and watch movies and videos on them does that mean it's a media device like the PSP now.

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Ganoncrotch said:
Replicant said:

Oh, god.  ಢ_ಥ

I hope the option to request a self permaban is brought back before that

I'll be honest if that same stuff pops up in weekly sales threads in some attempt to derail talk about the figures I'm fairly certain the moderation team would be stepping as weekly posting of the same completely pointless post would surely count as spam as it has no value or relevance to the sales each week if the thing is a handheld, home console or both, it's sales are what is listed here in these threads every week nothing in these threads OP relates to handhelds or home consoles, that's just a organisation of the 5 bars on the front page.

Don't be making promises to be annoying for the sake of it each week, this place is bad enough tbh.

What the.....?

*Scrolls through posts*

I don't see in this thread where I suggested they should. In fact, if you've read any of my posts in the threads about it, you'd already know I'm against it.



Replicant said:
Ganoncrotch said:

I'll be honest if that same stuff pops up in weekly sales threads in some attempt to derail talk about the figures I'm fairly certain the moderation team would be stepping as weekly posting of the same completely pointless post would surely count as spam as it has no value or relevance to the sales each week if the thing is a handheld, home console or both, it's sales are what is listed here in these threads every week nothing in these threads OP relates to handhelds or home consoles, that's just a organisation of the 5 bars on the front page.

Don't be making promises to be annoying for the sake of it each week, this place is bad enough tbh.

What the.....?

*Scrolls through posts*

I don't see in this thread where I suggested they should. In fact, if you've read any of my posts in the threads about it, you'd already know I'm against it.

Oh sorry I was just continuing on your thread of eye rolling at the thought of someone doing it sorry, I wasn't directing that line at you just in general for people not to commit to the act of doing that each week.



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Ganoncrotch said:
Replicant said:

What the.....?

*Scrolls through posts*

I don't see in this thread where I suggested they should. In fact, if you've read any of my posts in the threads about it, you'd already know I'm against it.

Oh sorry I was just continuing on your thread of eye rolling at the thought of someone doing it sorry, I wasn't directing that line at you just in general for people not to commit to the act of doing that each week.

I know. It's all good.

I couldn't help it, sorry. The situation was so similar to the one causing confusion between EricHiggin and SpokenTruth a couple pages earlier (link).