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Sony's position makes no sense. They are not pushing the PS4 hardware with a long overdue price cut but at the same time they are still releasing 1st party cross-gen exclusives rather than let the PS5 have them to take off.



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Mnementh said:
KLXVER said:

Sure. The 3DS doesnt have a successor since the Switch is the successor to the WiiU. Unless you call it a successor to both which doesnt seem fair to the PS4 or XB1. Also the PS2 was like 100 bucks after the PS3 launced. No Sony console has been that cheap ever since. So this is a thread created to stir up shit with Sony fans and you need to not take it so seriously. 

Obviously the Switch is a successor to both WiiU and 3DS, it is a hybrid, what did you expect?

Or the Switch lite is the 3DS successor. The normal Switch with included docking station was a bit out of the price range of "normal" handheld buyers.



yo33331 said:

How Sony can let this happen ? Don't they have a heart ? They are not losing nothing if just fill their stock with PS4s and maybe throw some bundles there I don' know .. Is it so hard or so cost consuming ?

Sony let it happen because they care about making money, not selling as many units as they possibly can. To give an extreme example they could've cut the PS4's price down to 50 a year ago and blow past the PS2's numbers but they would've lost a ton of money doing that so instead they keep the price at a level where they can make money of the hardware and still sell a lot of PS4's in the end maximizing profit. Now with the PS5 released they want people to buy that instead of the PS4 so are rapidly moving away focus from the latter with the exception of certain game releases to get extra software sales.



Signalstar said:

Sony's position makes no sense. They are not pushing the PS4 hardware with a long overdue price cut but at the same time they are still releasing 1st party cross-gen exclusives rather than let the PS5 have them to take off.

Both of which makes them more money, so it does make sense.



Lets see:

WiiU had non existent sales during its lifetime, let alone after it.
XB1 has effectively stopped selling in its last year of its lifetime, let alone after it.

PS4 is the default winner here.

It will probably do 10-15 million post PS5 (latter if Sony decides for a price cut).



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src said:

Lets see:

WiiU had non existent sales during its lifetime, let alone after it.
XB1 has effectively stopped selling in its last year of its lifetime, let alone after it.

PS4 is the default winner here.

It will probably do 10-15 million post PS5 (latter if Sony decides for a price cut).

>11 million 3DS since the Switch launch.



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Signalstar said:

Sony's position makes no sense. They are not pushing the PS4 hardware with a long overdue price cut but at the same time they are still releasing 1st party cross-gen exclusives rather than let the PS5 have them to take off.

Why do they need to push ps4 Hardware when there's 120 million units out there, they don't need to sell anymore hardware.



Conina said:
Mnementh said:

Obviously the Switch is a successor to both WiiU and 3DS, it is a hybrid, what did you expect?

Or the Switch lite is the 3DS successor. The normal Switch with included docking station was a bit out of the price range of "normal" handheld buyers.

Wasn't the PS Vita the same price at launch though?




Compared to other PS consoles i agree, but compared to other non sony consoles your argument is bullshit.



Rol with only half the story...seems about right. Sony's long legs are a combination of sales AND the support of their systems which on average is ~10+ years.

With the rise of PSN, the need for Sony to buffer losses from new console releases with late push of cheap consoles and software is over (seemed pretty evident with the PS3 to PS4 transition). Having long legs for consoles was out of necessity (cost buffer for the PS2 launch and preventing greater losses from the PS3 launch) and now that they have a corrective action for that, they can just focus on the transition. The PS4 will still be supported by Sony for the next 3+ years, with major software for this year and next, even if sales don't.  Contrast that to their competitors...yeah...longevity.