9,821skywakeSat 18th Sep 2021 VoidofLight wrote: Except, Sony didn't abandon the console generations. People think that abandoning console generations can work, but it'll never work in the slightest. It's all PR bull to make people think that they're doing something unique, when everyone knows that without generations games would just become stagnant as a whole. It's amusing because you've kinda proven my point a bit. As I said, people are wedded to this idea of console generations and can't see past it. And somehow think it's the only way to get new experiences or signficant improvements in performance.To the point where even when it has been eroded to the degree it already has by Sony/Microsoft people still think in terms of "generations". I'd argue that Sony's marketing around the PS5 is nothing but an attempt to continue to appeal to people such as yourself. They want you to think of the PS5 as an entirely new generation of console. It's a call to upgrade. Is it better hardware? Sure. But the PS5 is closer to a PS4 than the PS4 was to the PS3, PS3 to PS2 or PS1 to the original Playstation. It just is. This is not the same console generation cycle we've been used to. That cycle is a dead concept I'd argue the PS5 is as much a new "generation" as the PC upgrade I did in 2019 was. Is a Ryzen 5 3600X + 500GB m.2 SSD + 1660Ti significantly more capable than the i5 4590 + 120GB SATA SSD + R9 285 I built in 2014? Definitely. Was my 2014 build a significant leap above the Core2Duo I built in 2009 and was that a significant leap above the Athlon 64 I had in 2005? Sure. Were these "entirely new generations" of PCs in the same way we think of the Switch was after the Wii U or GC after the N64..... no... You can play PS4 games natively on the PS5 with better performance than if you played them on an OG PS4. The same is true of the XBox Series which goes even further by litterally having to different SKUs with entirely different specs. I expect Nintendo's next jump in hardware will be similar, I see no reason for it not to be. And I'd argue that anyone who says otherwise is living in the past. Nintendo Switch will live longer than the X1 SoC the current Switch uses Edited on Sat 18th September, 2021 @ 06:25 by skywake Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"