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PotentHerbs said:

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. 

"handhelds are a completely different market"

They aren't a completely different market, they are a subsection of the same market. Videogame consoles is a market, then there are subsections of "home" and "Handheld". 



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PotentHerbs said:
Doctor_MG said:

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. 

let's not forget PSP could connect to a TV and play games on the TV.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I will say the PS5 will sell more units than the Xbox. I can see PS5 selling 125mil.
The Xbox, honestly I think with them choosing to put there exclusives on PC as well as the console will hurt console sales, I don't think that MS really cares so much as they are going after that sweet GP money. But I see XB S|X Selling around 55mil, They may get some people back but in the end I think the hype dies down after the 1st year. IF the after market is any indication something maybe happening now, there seems to be more hype around the PS5 and the Xbox is dying off.



No it’s gonna decline from the PS4



the ps5 will do better than the switch, without a doubt



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Cohh said:

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.

I don't ever remember anyone saying that PS4 wouldn't clear 100 million, if anything all of the early guesstimates were that it would surpass PS2 numbers. As for Switch, I think the PS5 and Series X hardware droughts are only going to make it reach new heights in their yearly install base. 



No, you're not objective, the Nintendo Switch is already beating the PS4 so the PS5 is nothing



Doctor_MG said:
PotentHerbs said:

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. 

"handhelds are a completely different market"

They aren't a completely different market, they are a subsection of the same market. Videogame consoles is a market, then there are subsections of "home" and "Handheld". 

You're arguing semantics at this point.

Handhelds have a different demographic than consoles similar to mobile gaming. Both are part of the videogame market but what made the PS4 successful differ from what made the DS successful. Just look at the difference in price, technology, portability, third party support, or even IP's like God of War & GTA that were made for the PSP. What do you think happens if the 3DS is priced the same as the PS4 at launch? What about if the PS4 dropped below $200 like the 3DS for the majority of its time on the market?



The Nintendo Switch is one of the best-selling consoles for a long time if the Switch lasts at least 6 years then the Nintendo Switch will end up at 150 or 160 million units, the PlayStation 5 will end up at 120 or even 130 million.
Knowing that the Nintendo Switch dominates the American and Japanese market. (also French)



Evilms said:

the ps5 will do better than the switch, without a doubt

Is this an overall estimate or are you stating year on year, because Switch will most like be the highest selling console for the next few years...