The thing is Switch isnt a traditional home console. Its part handheld and that is its major selling feature. Because cloud gaming isn’t there yet and mobile controls are barely acceptable for any decent game, plus the screen is too small.
Causes of console demand decline IMO:
1) Casuals moving towards mobile/handheld gaming
2) Cloud gaming
3) PC Gaming subscriptions (EA Play/Game Pass, etc.)
4) Gaming PC cost decline
There are still a lot of hardcore Playstation and Microsoft gamers and they will probably still buy consoles. But here is the thing u dont need an expensive PC to cloud game. U can cloud game on your phone now. But even so when u add all the costs of really utilizing a 4k/8k console (TV, hard drive expansion) and the limitations of a console vs a PC then the costs really aren’t that much different.
Im not saying my projections will be right but its just what i see is the market moving more away from dedicated consoles. If u look at Stadia, Amazon, Microsoft u see they are getting third party games too. And Nvidia Geforce Now. Theres a ton of competition. I think gaming in general is growing, but gaming on consoles specifically will continue to decline.
Its very interesting to me though and fun to watch.Last edited by drinkandswim - on 30 September 2020