In order to create some contrast to the bold prediction threads we have around here, I intend to make a series of predictions where the results are clear as day. Today I do one for the eighth generation.
The PS5 has launched a couple of weeks ago, so the PS4 is now in the final stage of its lifecycle. I am sure you've heard about how PS consoles have allegedly such great legs, and maybe you also know that I am not one to go with the bandwagon of conventional wisdom. "Post-successor sales" measure the sales during the timeframe from replacement until the end of life for a console, so in the case of the PS4, from the day the PS5 launched until the PS4 is discontinued. The same metric applies to all other eighth gen consoles.
As stated in the thread title, I predict that the PS4 won't be the eighth gen console with the best post-successor sales.
Hopefully this will finally put an end to the belief that PS consoles are incredibly long-lasting, because the PS4 will already be the fourth PS console in a row (PSP, PS3, PSV, PS4) that didn't come anywhere close to the post-successor sales of the PS1 and PS2. It's overdue that people move on and get with the times. However, I am not going to predict that people will get with the times, because predicting feelings is not the same as predicting facts.