Not true. The weaker cononsole was only a bit weaker than its competitor. There has never been a gap lile this before. Even if you wana ignore that MS dosent advertise the series s. But the series is is closer to 8th gen than it is to 9th. Thats mainly due to the release of the pro versions last gen. But the only time a console showed such a power disparity was the Wii and the Wii did its own thing it dint chace the harcore multiplatform games. The top games on it where games not available anyware else so there was never any comparisons. So the series s will not appeal to the casual market the way you are making it out to be.
Wii had a sizeable power gap. Switch too. PS2 maybe if just compared to the Xbox. Why would MS advertise the Series S when launch sales appeal to enthusiasts who typically get the high end model? It’s there for the long game. Series S is a big leap from base Xbox One and PS4, the vast majority of the generations user bases.
Like I said. The Wii was the only one with such a power gap. And you ignored all my other points about Nintendo standing out outside power.
Switch is a hamdheld first so a power gap was expected. Dosent matter as Nintendo consoles sell on the back on their ips. Xbox not so much.
And you are kidding yourself if you think power diference was large between the ps2 and the competition.
And why adevrtise the series s? Because you claim is for casuals. You think casuals do research or are in gaming sites or any of the sort? No. Casuals by their very definition buy whats shown on their faces. If its not marketed they will not see it and will not buy it.
But again. You ignore why previous consoles who had less power sold better than the competition. Price was only one factor. But they atracted customers not by power but by experiences not available elsewhere. Like games or gimicks like motion controls. The series s has no such thing that makes casuals want to flock to it. Price alone will not make it the next hot thing.