In fact, no console who was the strongest on the market ever won a console generation before the PS4, totally negating his argument:
2nd Gen Atari 2600 won, Atari 5200, Colecovision and the Intellivison were more powerful
3rd Gen: NES won, Master System and PC Engine were more powerful
4th Gen: SNES won, NEo-Geo and SupergraphX were more powerful
5th Gen: PSOne won, N64 was more powerful
6th Gen: PS2 won, Xbox and Gamecube were more powerful
7th gen: Wii won, PS3 and Xbox 360 were more powerful
8th gen: PS4 won, and was also the most powerful unless you want to count the One X
It’s not really about being the most powerful so much as the most compelling. Power, or perception of power, can definitely factor into the argument of what makes a console compelling. I am sure most didn’t realize the N64 was more powerful considering the games didn’t look as nice; of course, most of the reason PlayStation games looked much better was not because of the 3D, but rather the 24-bit colour pre-rendered art and FMVs that were either of poor quality or lacking in N64 games. PS2 games often blew GameCube and Xbox games away because PS2 is where the bigger budget games were located. With handhelds, SNES, Wii, Switch, and other consoles, Nintendo had other factors at play - most notably the controllers were superior to the competition and the killer apps for the consoles drove sales ahead of the competition. With NES, Switch, and Wii, the concepts heavily influenced sales. Sometimes it’s just the slick look, DS Lite.
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