9,841skywakeSun 19th Sep 2021 @VoidofLight Not really. I mean you're saying that smartphones and PCs are vastly different to consoles but that's not really accurate at all anymore. This isn't the 90s when every new console had an entirely different architecture, media or controller scheme (often all three!). In terms of hardware a Switch and an iPhone are fundamentally the same, same with a PS5/XBox Series and a PC. It's unlikely that they will change any of those things anytime soon either (PS4/PS5 are pretty similar, same with XBox Series v One). The difference is purely in how much these companies choose to artificially lock down their platform Also I think you're deliberately missing the point of the theoretical Metroid Prime 4 example I made up. No matter what you say it is an undesputed fact of the console model that the cut-off between generations is pretty sharp. If whatever comes after the Switch 2 doesn't maintain forwards and backwards compatibility? Soon after its launch the current Switch will start missing out on a LOT of content. Even content that isn't particularly demanding VoidofLight wrote: I don't know about you, but I'd hate to have a switch, and then Nintendo decides to release a console that's the same as the switch, but can support 4K 60 fps, with games being built for that instead. While the game would run on the switch I have, it would end up being a even worse experience than the version that's made for the same console, yet more expensive. The upgrade model is just as terrible as the traditional model, if not moreso because of situations like these. You've litterally killed your argument here. In this scenario you buy this game for the current Switch after the launch of its successor and are disappointed with its performance. But you have the option to choose to buy the upgraded model and continue your game on that. With a traditional console model you're either forced to upgrade for that game or, on the very rare occasion it's cross-gen, you are locked into your decision of console when you purchase the game Edited on Sun 19th September, 2021 @ 04:54 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"