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YanisFromFrance said:

Nintendo consoles have much better sales dynamics but Sony has better longevity

Where is that chart from? Where is the PS1 and 4?

and WTF is "sales dynamic"?



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It's easy to be reactionary now but other consoles have had good launch numbers but failed to keep momentum. Right now Sony has a high demand for a limited product. Maybe they are limited or maybe Sony is pulling a Nintendo with artificial demand. Either way, let's see what happens when it's readily available in stores. When the stock is plenty and anyone can easily walk in and buy one. Sony is usually great at keeping momentum, however. It's too early to predict what will outsell what. I'm not convinced it will outsell PS4 yet. Just too early. It doesn't really matter tho. One enjoyment of a console should never be tied to how much it sold. As of this post. PS5 and XSX are in the honeymoon period and I am seeing a lot of people not realizing that and just being reactionary/ "best ever console" "Outsell PS2" yadda. It's too early to praise or damn anything really.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Too early



PotentHerbs said:

DS and PSP aren't consoles. 

DS and PSP are consoles. They aren't HOME consoles, but they are HANDHELD consoles. People that think console just means home consoles bug me. 



PotentHerbs said:

DS and PSP aren't consoles. 

ugh... yeah they are.



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Bandorr said:

Where is that chart from? Where is the PS1 and 4?

and WTF is "sales dynamic"?

Seems pretty obvious that it means "I like Nintendo more".



YanisFromFrance said:

Nintendo consoles have much better sales dynamics but Sony has better longevity

So I guess you could say Sony has better "sales dynamics" by virtue of the fact that they have better longevity. 



Here we are again. I mean I am the only one that remembers people predicting the Wii would maybe do better than the Ps2, that the Ps4 wouldn't pass the 100 million, that the Switch would fail, that the PsP/DS would be a tight race. Many of those predictions were done many months or even years after the launch. So sorry but I don't think that anyone can actually really know how many Switch or PS5 are going to be sold.



Doctor_MG said:
PotentHerbs said:

DS and PSP aren't consoles. 

DS and PSP are consoles. They aren't HOME consoles, but they are HANDHELD consoles. People that think console just means home consoles bug me. 

Traditionally, most people don't consider handhelds as consoles, but even if you consider them "handheld consoles," it's not comparable to home consoles since handhelds are a completely different market. 



Ka-pi96 said:
PotentHerbs said:

DS and PSP aren't consoles. 

ugh... yeah they are.

Even so, different markets, different comparisons.