The ps2 was never as popular, it was different times, gaming is much bigger now, especially with online gaming and all the services. The ps4 was also never as popular, because it could not play ps3 games. The ps5 is way more popular, same reason why the switch is selling, gaming is bigger now compared to the gamecube era.
Its crazy to me that you guys do not think the ps5 would have sold 21 million more consoles in 18 months when so many people are wishing they could find one. I actually know more people willing to buy one now than people who actually have one. From me and friends only 3 of us have it, at least another 10 guys want one as soon as they can, not to mention colleagues I have who switched to PC because they couldn't wait any longer.
Maybe my prediction is a bit high, but minimum would be at 30 million, no questions about that.
Anecdotal evidence is not an effective way to prove anything. I for example know a lot of people personally who don't care about getting a PS5.
There, I busted your argument! Nobody wants a PS5 because I know a bunch of people who don't want one!
That's what your argumentation sounds like to me. It doesn't prove anything.