I don’t like grouping fundamentally unrelated consoles together in the same generation.
No one is saying the iPhone 12 is the 43rd generation of cell phone (or whatever).
Anyway, every single time these console generations are brought up there’s always confusion. I think it’s much less confusing to just talk about consoles based on exactly what they are rather than this hypothetical situation that doesn’t have a basis in reality.
It might be that Sony and Microsoft synchronize to an extent, but the reality is this is Nintendo’s 7th generation, The PlayStation 5 fifth generation of Playstation, and Xbox Two/X is the fourth generation of Xbox.
I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.