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Which 9th gen system will sell the most this Holiday?

Switch 95 67.38%
 
PS5 40 28.37%
 
Series X/S 6 4.26%
 
Total:141

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.



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Without even bothering with the generation talk

There's no scenario where PS5 or Xbox Series X/S beats out the switch for holiday sales.



It was so simple. Nintendo always fucks things up. Damn sorry ass Wii U. Everyone else makes hardware that gets good support for 10+ years. Meanwhile Nintendo muddies the waters with this 4-6 year bullshit. Sony and Microsoft should jump right into "Gen 10" instead of catering to Nintendo and their Gen 7 level home console/Gen 9 portable.



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Why has no one bothered to put numbers?

How much do y'all think Switch vs the others?

And genuine question as I have no idea what normal holiday sales/shipments are for console launches  or for systems like the Wii/DS/PS2 etc



Otter said:

Why has no one bothered to put numbers?

How much do y'all think Switch vs the others?

And genuine question as I have no idea what normal holiday sales/shipments are for console launches  or for systems like the Wii/DS/PS2 etc

I mentioned Switch average holiday numbers earlier it averages 10m in the quarter and this is a year where it's even higher in demand, 10m alone is demand that very much is unassailable for any launching platform as you won't have that much stock it's hard enough to have even half of that for a launch.



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d21lewis said:

It was so simple. Nintendo always fucks things up. Damn sorry ass Wii U. Everyone else makes hardware that gets good support for 10+ years. Meanwhile Nintendo muddies the waters with this 4-6 year bullshit. Sony and Microsoft should jump right into "Gen 10" instead of catering to Nintendo and their Gen 7 level home console/Gen 9 portable.

It isn't the Wii U that is the reason why half the people have trouble to determine generations. It's the Vita and Sony's ensuing exit from the market. If the Vita had seen a successor in 2016 or 2017 when it would have been due, then Switch would have been universally recognized as gen 9, because people would have figured that the Vita successor isn't the same gen as the Vita.

Regardless, it's still Nintendo's fault that we got into the current situation. They smashed Sony's handheld business to a bloody pulp. Nintendo is just too good.



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It'll be very close to a tie between Switch and PS5. I say the PS5 will sell 6 million and the Switch will sell a few hundred thousand less than that.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

PS4: 130 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 110 million (was 73, then 96 million)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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I voted PS5 only because Switch is an 8th gen system, not 9th. Overall Switch will easily surpass the other two though.



RolStoppable said:
d21lewis said:

It was so simple. Nintendo always fucks things up. Damn sorry ass Wii U. Everyone else makes hardware that gets good support for 10+ years. Meanwhile Nintendo muddies the waters with this 4-6 year bullshit. Sony and Microsoft should jump right into "Gen 10" instead of catering to Nintendo and their Gen 7 level home console/Gen 9 portable.

It isn't the Wii U that is the reason why half the people have trouble to determine generations. It's the Vita and Sony's ensuing exit from the market. If the Vita had seen a successor in 2016 or 2017 when it would have been due, then Switch would have been universally recognized as gen 9, because people would have figured that the Vita successor isn't the same gen as the Vita.

Regardless, it's still Nintendo's fault that we got into the current situation. They smashed Sony's handheld business to a bloody pulp. Nintendo is just too good.

Gawd damn Nintendo. 😠

*Shakes fist*



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So this is the november and december period. right? Yeah theres no way the Switch doesn't outsell both xbox and ps5.