|Burning Typhoon said:
Sony took console gaming from 60 Million homes, to 160 Million homes. PlayStation grew console gaming to where it is today with PS1 and PS2.
Unfortunately, they have stagnated with PS3 and PS4. However, Microsoft has picked up the slack, with 360 & XBO to keep console gaming relatively stable over the last 15 years.
Hopefully, with PS5 & XBS we will see a return to growth in the console space. The speed of the SSD and I/O in both console should keep them well ahead of off the shelf PCs in practical uses for a few years to come.
If they can continue to push the gaming medium deeper and wider, while also making things like Communication, Social Media, Quality of Life, Shopping, Banking, etc. stupidly accessible, then they might finally be able to punch consoles past that 200M wall, and well beyond.
Global sales of the PS3 and system capabilities out-matched the Xbox 360. The only thing people didn't like about the PS3 when it was first announced was the price. I'd say if anything, they stagnated with the PS4, as it literally has fewer on-board features than the PS3. The sale of the PS4, have still outmatched the Xbox One.
As far as Xbox One is concerned, the only game it has that you can't get on PC is Halo 5. Even Xbox Live is free to access on PC. That's stagnating.
You don't stumble for 2 generations in a row, and still have massive support behind the PS5.
I don't disagree. The PS3 was a much better device, with a better ecosystem, and a better games library than PS4. Sony just failed to gain any traction with it. PS4 is a far worse device, with a definitively worse ecosystem, that Sony stumbled into success with due to blunders from Microsoft and Nintendo.
Luckily, the PS5 is looking more like a PS3 successor than a PS4 successor, and that could mean big things. This time, it looks like they will have the right price, the right features, and a lineup of 1st Party Exclusives.
One thing that hamstrung PS3 was that many of the big titles that had made PS1 & PS2 so successful where 3rd party, and they were made multiplatform when PS3 failed to launch on time, and meet sales expectations. That is not the case with the Titles that pulled PS3 through its later years, and have become major successes on PS4. If gamers want to play Uncharted, Horizon, God of War, The Last of Us, and Spider-Man, PS5 will be the only place to play. Sony has built an unrivaled library of exclusives, and now it looks like they are going to go back into the game of innovation and expansion, while maintaining and growing their already strong games library.
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