If it wasn't a problem to count 3DS/3DSXL/new3DS/new3DSXL together, PS4 and PS4 Pro together, Xbox 360 Core/Arcade/Premium/Elite together, Xbox One S + X together, Switch and Switch lite together... why should it suddenly be a problem?
All the 3DS models have pretty much the same graphics.
Pro and X were both released as upgrades years later. Lockhart is a downgrade at launch, so that's an important difference.
The 360 models only had the difference of harddrive space, not a power difference.
Switch and Switch Lite are around the same power level.
It's not intended to be a downgrade over Series X though, it's intended to be an upgrade over Xbox One S. According to insiders, Microsoft sees Xbox Series S as a successor to Xbox One S (ie a new cheap console intended for more casual audiences), while Xbox Series X is intended as a successor to Xbox One X (ie a new expensive console for core gamer audiences). Think of Xbox Series X as this generation's mid-gen upgrade console for Microsoft, but about 3 years early, that is one reason why they aimed for higher specs than PS5 on Series X. Microsoft isn't likely to release an actual mid-gen console this generation, because it would be too confusing to consumers to have Series S, Series X, and a 3rd console all on the market at once, the only way they release a 3rd console this gen is if Sony releases a PS5 Pro with high enough specs that they are forced to release a 3rd console to keep competing, but I don't think they want to make a 3rd console.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 August 2020