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Forums - Sales Discussion - Extra Easy Prediction: The PS4 won't be the eighth gen console with the best post-successor sales

Toxicspikes said:
Conina said:

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?


No, it wasn't.



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If you count the Switch as eighth generation, you're probably right. Nintendo does cut their hardware off like crazy, even the mega hits. But even then, I see the appeal of the Switch as a budget platform once Switch 2 is out.
I don't count Switch as 8th gen, so I would say the PS4 will be the most successful. Xbox One will probably barely creep to 50 million units. There's only one SKU of it left at this point. I think the PS4 can hit 120 mil on the low end, and 130 mil if Sony is very assertive with it.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

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

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

I think the combination of Sony's lack of price drop for PS4, the 2020 pandemic wiping out stock and launching the PS5 will cause the PS4 to have a very abrupt retirement.

Sony wants people buying up the new games and accessories on their new hardware.



KLXVER said:
Mnementh said:

Oh, so 3DS is no gen 8 console. Doesn't count because *insert stupid reason here*.

Do you have something substantial to add to the thread or did you come here to be obnoxious?

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.

what does this even mean lmao

It is the successor of both 3DS and Wii U that's a fact and i don't see what's "not fair"



Ryng 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.

what does this even mean lmao

It is the successor of both 3DS and Wii U that's a fact and i don't see what's "not fair"

So the Switch is the successor to two systems? Well that doesnt seem fair to me. Why cant the PS3 be the successor to the PSP then. You could play the PSP on the TV after all.



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First time I am hearing that PS's previous gen console will have great legs after a new gen release. Are you sure you are not making this social conventional wisdom up?

With backwards compatibility, all the more reason people won't fork out 200-400USD for last gen's consoles.

PS2 is a special console. It sold 155million units for a reason. It's got great legs for a few reasons. It had a huge library of games which was exclusive and many people still wanted to play those games, it can play conterfeit games. Basically it bought on a lot of value to the consumer, so I am not surprised if it had great legs.