welcome to this stupid round about, discussion again again, nautilus.
Generation = a grouping belong together.
Your useing a differnt meaning of the word than I am.
You just use nr of release from nintendo = gen of nintendo console it belongs too.
Which is fair, but I talk about the hardware as in a general sense.
This generation (hardware releaseing around the same time).
Switch released along while ago, and competed against the PS4/XB1.
The only reason why people think generations are coupled together is because the industry almost always moved together. But that's not the case anymore.
Due to an absolute need to have a new console, Nintendo jump started the 9th gen when it released the Switch. And so Nintendo 9th gen console started. It's not a different meaning to the word you used, I just used it the correct way.
Even if you want to use the word in the context of sales, since you brought up the point of the Switch competing with the PS4 and X One, when the PS5 and Series X eventually launches, what will become of your argument? The Switch will not be teleported into a vacuum and suddenly have no competitors. It will compete with the PS5 and the Series X. By YOUR own definition, the Switch by november of this year, should then be considered a 9th gen console, because it will be fighting against Sony and MS new systems.
People forget that, even if Nintendo launched way earlier than anyone else their 9th gen system, it will still be the only Nintendo system on the market to compete with the other companies. It's a simple math. And much as the PS5 and the Series X is a 9th gen, so is the Switch. There is absolutely no way to confuse this.
"jump started "their" generation".
Nintendo didnt jump start the 9th gen.
Only their own product line of consoles.
2 > 1.
XB and PS are launching soon (together, at the same time), and thats when the 9th gen starts.
"Even if you want to use the word in the context of sales, since you brought up the point of the Switch competing with the PS4 and X One, when the PS5 and Series X eventually launches, what will become of your argument?"
And what about the Switch competeing agains the PS4/XB1? is that just to be ignored then?
nautilus you use a odd meaning of the word generations.
The entire forum is pretty split on what it actually means, but Im not alone in thinking so (the majorty I think actually views it this way).
Also we ve had this same discussion so damn many times, this is my last reply on the matter.
" it will still be the only Nintendo system on the market to compete with the other companies. It's a simple math. And much as the PS5 and the Series X is a 9th gen, so is the Switch. There is absolutely no way to confuse this."
Soon as switch 2, launches in like 2022, your gonna say its the 10th gen.
Even though it probably spends more time competeing against the PS5/XSX, than it does the gen after that.
Nintendo isnt part of the "generations" anymore.
They launch their own products whenever tehy want, typically mid gen of the others.
Also another arguement is, that generations always belonged to simular technologies.
Last edited by JRPGfan - on 30 July 2020
8bit -> 16bit ect.
Switch is not made of the same stuff, as whats inside the PS5/XSX.
Its last gen in this aspect.