Is this the least deserved "success" in the history of this industry?

Is this the least deserved "success" in the history of this industry?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, that's the PS2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PS2 deserved everyone of its sales though so you're wrong.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now explain how the Switch doesn't and how those reasons don't apply to the PS2

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Switch didn't have its sales bolstered by being the most affordable DVD player on the marker

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >least deserved
        They make games so no, it’s all deserved

        Everyone in the third world had a PS2 just for fifa, it’s undeserved. Not to forget that all these countries pirated their games for pennies on the dollar.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the PS2 deserves all of its sales

        Deserved for what, being one of the most affordable dvd players of its time?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > PS2 deserved everyone of its sales
        PS2 doubled up as a cheap dvd player.
        Switch is a pure games console. If anything its the other way round.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the PS2 deserves all of its sales

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly both deserve their success. The PS2 had a kino library of games and the Switch jumpstarted the push for more powerful portable consoles that eventually led to devices like the Steam Deck. I think they've both had a positive influence on the industry.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No, that's the PS2.

      Objcetively the correct answer, despite having some of the gens best games. The PS2 was the weakest and most esoteric console of that gen, it's literally the reason Sony thought they could get away with the PS3 in the first place. Turns out the PS2 only got a bunch of games because the system sold a shitton due to being a cheap DVD player, not because devs loved the system.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only saving grace of RE4 for PS2 was the extra content if not for that no one with a brain would bother with it same with Viewtiful Joe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PS2 was deserved, and half of its sales were in third world countries for Pennie’s. PS4 is objectively the least deserving success, and PS5 will surpass it if it ends up selling over 100M.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >half its sales were in third world countries for pennies

        Makes their units sold count even more fraudulent. First millions buying it to only watch movies. Now this.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >half its sales were in third world countries for pennies

        Makes their units sold count even more fraudulent. First millions buying it to only watch movies. Now this.

        Plus the disc read error was rampant. A lot of people bought multiple systems to replace their original due to a defective laser.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Victor LIVES

      Yes, though much of it's "success" is just nintendo lying, it doesn't even deserve the ~45 million real SALES (not shipments, SALES) it has

      False

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        141 million SALES, Eric.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Victor LIVES

          False, 140 million SHIPMENTS of unsold and unsellable shitches rotting away in warehusees

          PS2 had shit graphics and performance compared to the gamecube.
          The thing was only good as a dvd player, GTA and MGS machine.

          False, ps2 was more powerful than gamecube, more powerful than wii, more powerful than wiiu, and more powerful than shitch. Shitch 2 leaks claim it's only going to barely MATCH the ps2. You lost and got raped, darren.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No the IR information page cites sales

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >False, ps2 was more powerful than gamecube,
            Lmao

            • 3 weeks ago
              Victor LIVES

              You lost and got raped, darren

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ps2 is literally the weakest console of its gen

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Dreamcast was weaker

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Man, I love how Eric admitted how those posts got under his skin

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            congratulations eric you are the most insufferable troll in Ganker. you may now tell your mother this achievement and finally leave this board

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >"140 million SHIPMENTS of unsold and unsellable shitches rotting away in warehusees"
            I know you're moronic and dumb but gayric, no one except sony would keep producing more units of something that are just going to sit at warehouses. lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PS2 had shit graphics and performance compared to the gamecube.
      The thing was only good as a dvd player, GTA and MGS machine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know they swapped those sales numbers. I knew it was Switch first, PS2 in second. As if I could ever make such a mistake. Never. Never! I just - I just couldn't prove it. They covered their tracks; they got those idiots at NPD to lie for them. You think this is something? You think this is bad? This? This chicanery? They've done worse. Are you telling me that a company just happens to sell +160 million consoles like that? No! They orchestrated it! Sony! They released a DVD player! And I bought it! And I shouldn't have. I took them into my own house! What was I thinking? They'll never change. They'll never change! Ever since the 90s, always the same! Couldn't keep their hands off of Square and Capcom! But not our Sony! Couldn't be precious Sony! Robbing customers blind! And they get to be a console company? What a sick joke! I should've stopped them when I had the chance! And you have to stop them, you...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't worry. I will.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *won't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp(I had 3 PS2 by the way). Most of the success was because of piracy and being sold for years in turd world countries with soccer games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PS2 had the highest attach ratio that gen.
        >but thir-
        Piracy.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When you think about it, even if it's the least deserved success in the industry, it's still a success unlike PS5 and xbox

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's the only console with video games right now.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    op is a step away from spamming pony scat again isnt he?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >promotes itself as a hybrid handheld and home console with fun games
    >is a hybrid handheld and home console with fun games
    I don't see the issue

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >is a hybrid
      >too bulky to be a comfortable handheld
      >too underpowered compared to other home systems
      It's the games mostly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >too underpowered!
        power is a meme for home consoles, only people who give a shit about power are people with computers and Snoys whenever they have anything they can pretend is an advantage. As soon as they learn it's not though they go back to saying "No one cares about muh power"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Power used to be very important because it enabled new kinds of gameplay. That clearly isn't the case anymore. BotW has a more impressive scale and scope than any PS5 game, despite being on 20x weaker hardware. There's no PS5 game you couldn't run on the switch with worse graphics. Hogwarts Legacy is the perfect example of that.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is this the least deserved "success" in the history of this industry?

    PS2

    Look at the sales of their video games.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope the Switch 2 succeeds and causes snoys to seethe for another 8-10 years.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Considering the future scenario, I can't see the Switch 2/+ doing bad. It will obviously sell less than the Switch, but it will be a success.
      100 million units at least in its lifetime.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, that’s PS4.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I travel a lot and havent owned a nintendo console in a long time so i decided to pick one up a year or two ago. Its mainly been collecting dust but ive been playing it recently a bit.
    The design is pretty terrible, the joycons feel like theyre going to snap off the sides and there are zero ergonomics, its super uncomfortable to hold.
    The games are expensive, never drop in price and the library is just a bunch of mario platformers. Go look on the best sellers page in the eshop and 9/10 there isnt a nintendo game in the top 5, its a bunch of indie stuff.
    Its pretty cool that I can play snes games but having to pay extra on top of the online service just to access sega and n64 stuff sucks ass and would like the switch a lot more if I had access to them without paying extra.
    Its also gay I cant charge it without the nintendo brand charger and the location of the charging port is moronic. If I want to play mobile in a different room ive gotta unplug all the shit from the dock or cough up $30 for another charger.
    I wish nintendo would just drop the gimmicks and make a real console so it could at least have good ports instead of just older games that can run on its handheld hardware.
    5.5/10.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I cant charge it without the nintendo brand charger
      are you moronic?
      >i travel a lot but the games are too expensive waaaah
      yep, moron.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man, some things you said you could know before buying it and others are flat out lies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >games are expensive, never drop in price
      morons just cannot comprehend seasonal sales

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It got me some games for my steam deck.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Standardized paid online
    >Had like 5 worthwile exclusives
    >RROD is literally the biggest hardware frick-up gaming has ever seen

    Nah, it's this piece of shit.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ?si=M71UdeHEK_kjtn7G
    Can somebody explain to me why other video game devs are so amazed and blown away by things that Nintendo just considers the bare minimum?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This video is a perfect summary of Western Game Development

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Boco

    Least deserved how?

    Because you don't like it?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, the portable market was free and open.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After frickin snoy abandoned the PSP line. Sad!

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's the most deserved because it's pure gaming console, while it has installable twitch and YT it doesn't sell as media center or dvd player or some shit BUT it does every fricking thing* console should do up to this time (hybrid, gyro, touch)
    * except VR

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has VR anon
      Labo VR

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        holy shit i forgot

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are you post and pre coping at the same time, macaco?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone wants to talk like switch is this huge success. Yeah its a huge success- in Japan, the land of subways and public transit and anime. Around here? Not so much.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Around here? Not so much.

      Are you santa claus and live in the north pole? The thing is working great in Spain of all places which is the snoyest cou ntry ever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is a massive success in NA as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just cope once and for all, Black person.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's sold more in the US than Japan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Switch only sold well in Japan, not in NA
      https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/highlight/index.html
      >Americas sales more than 2x the JP sales
      Huh?

      Yes, though much of it's "success" is just nintendo lying, it doesn't even deserve the ~45 million real SALES (not shipments, SALES) it has

      False

      Your seething is comedy-gold Eric lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Switch is the 2nd highest selling system of all time in north america. PS2 is 3rd by the way, due to so many of its sales being 3rd world.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >PS2 is 3rd by the way, due to so many of its sales being 3rd world
        huezilian here.
        >games were literally 1 dollar.
        >cheapest dvd player in the market
        >bomba patch that are still being updated

        >PSP was popular for being a mp3/mp4 player
        >PS3 was popular
        lol

        it was popular in Brazil and other poor countries, anon.

        Xbone was a better console for streaming than the PS4 and streaming devices like roku were like $50 back then

        yes, but PS had already won at the brainwhasing war at the time so no one really cared about it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Brazil is not even in the top 5 regions for the console market

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it was the 4th one at the PS3 time so cope.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              no it wasn't. This whole Brazil carrying PlayStation cope is so lame.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >This whole Brazil carrying PlayStation cope is so lame.
                Then why they were still selling fifa?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This game isn't in the PS2 top sellers. In fact no FIFA game is. PS2 was a piracy machine in Brazil

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok so why they were still selling the game? That doesn't make sense with what you said.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                "PS2 FIFA kept getting made therefore PS2 success was because Brazil" doesn't make sense when it's not even a best selling series on the PS2 and the PS2 had a high ratio of software sales despite Brazil pirating all their games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >PS had already won at the brainwhasing war
          The PS3 was far less popular than the ps2 so this argument doesn't hold

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            whatever helps you sleep at night, zoomer.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's incredible how you're still butthurt over this.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              people forget what followed

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This looks totally real and enforceable

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Taken from era, Sony Central

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, if you wanted to brag about your knowledge of era, good job man. Was that your aim?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why would Era falsify Sony ToS

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why would Sony change their ToS to something they never bothered to even enforce? You ever think "people forgot what followed" because nothing actually changed?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS4 is
    It took off because nintendo and xbox fricked up
    Sony will never hit those sales again

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. PS4 is at best a multiplat machine with Bloodborne and a select few other exclusive games that are the only real reason to get it, and the only reason anyone bought it was because of those games, because they don't have a decent enough PC, or because Microsoft and Nintendo really tripped at the beginning of that Gen and Sony won by doing nothing. PS4 really sucks compared to what came before it, even the PS3 which started the no games meme in the first place (at the least it got games later).

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >lying
    Nintendo are accountable for their numbers. They can't lie or they get sued.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Victor LIVES

      >NOOOOO, NINTENDO IS MY FRIEND, THEY AREN'T THE MOST EVIL AND GREEDY CORPORATION ING AMING, THEY'DN EVER LIE TO ME, I NEED TO LICK THEIR BOOTS MORE, NINTENDO TIS MY GOD I WORSHIP, I LOVE BEING IN THEIR CULT, I DON'T NEED GOOD GRAPHICS, 360P AND 12FPS IS GOOD ENOUGH, AND HAVING NO GAMES IS FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Poorgay melting down

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You ok? You're havin a melty. If they lie, they get sued. Not sure where you're reading friendship from.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seeing some poor slob spiral into insanity in real-time is amazing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Stop the gaslighting

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any Kusony console don't deserves it.
    >PS1 was popular for being a CD player
    >PS2 was popular for being a DVD player
    >PS3 was popular for being a BD player
    >PSP was popular for being a mp3/mp4 player
    >PS4 was popular for being a streaming machine
    Vita and PS5 weren't successful so they're not included there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PS5 weren't successful
      When are you going to stop parroting this stupid bullshit? PS5 is selling faster than the PS4 and Switch

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >PS5 is selling faster than the PS4 and Switch
        Wrong.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You do know that shit is like 5 fricking years old right? You're not fooling anyone

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >When are you going to stop parroting this stupid bullshit? PS5 is selling faster than the PS4 and Switch
        It was, last year. PS5 sales have fallen heavily in the last half a year or so. It's currently on pace for like 13-14m this year, which is pointing to market saturation. And you don't want to be hitting market saturation 3 and a half years into your console's life.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PSP was popular for being a mp3/mp4 player
      >PS3 was popular
      lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Xbone was a better console for streaming than the PS4 and streaming devices like roku were like $50 back then

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i mean, it's a portable system with many games on it
    i would be shocked if it didn't sell, at a time when sony stopped making portables and there was no competition

    • 3 weeks ago
      Victor LIVES

      Shitch has ZERO games. What is has are ports, shovelware, and rehashes. No games though.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >most people bought PS2 just to play DVD movies
    >most people who play games on the PS2 only care about sports games
    >sold well in poor countries where people can't afford to buy PS2 games
    >had a far bigger piracy and modchip scene than the GameCube which had none
    >PS2 still had a higher ratio of games sold to consoles sold than the GameCube

    How'd they do it?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Impressive how a plastic box cause so much seethe

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Namegay reported me in his thread yesterday because I said he was having a meltdown. Such a thin skinned individual

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if the switch 2 is going to be such a smashing hit past the first couple of years. I have some doubts.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Indie success like vampire Survivor are, but the switch is a close second

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Another false flagging nintendo gay starting a console war. Nintendo gays fall for the bait and immediately start going after Sony. Typical. lol.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"If a sony fan makes sony look bad, they must be a false flagger!"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Schrodinger's false flag: Eric is based according to snoys, unless he makes them look bad, then he's actually a nintendo fan named darren

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Eric is based according to snoys,
          Just listen to yourself.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >we agree with everything he says, but he makes us look bad, so it's a falseflag!
            Remember the time /misc/ got a couple hundred thousand leftoids to call for father's day to be banned, and when they realized it was making them look bad, they blamed it on /misc/ but didn't address the hundreds of thousands who wholeheartedly believed in the message?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I am silly
              Go leave shitbrain

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Snoytrannies absolutely seething.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not really.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Case in point.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not really.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS2, since the bulk of the sales were people swapping to DVD format. Then they kept selling it in third world shitholes like 15 years after it stopped selling anywhere else, just to artificially inflate sales numbers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      STOP THE COUNT

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. At least it has games, unlike the PS5

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mods literally confimed that "eric" doesn't exist. It's a tendie false flag.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2 weeks worth of japan sales data tomorrow
    >with golden week and stale blade
    Oh boy that will be fun.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seethe more

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These are worse than the Switch imo:

    -Game Boy Advance: it came out in 2001 without a backlit screen, and for some reason they thought that adding only two buttons (instead of four like the SNES) was a good idea.
    -Nintendo 64: it came out late, it was too expensive and there were a grand total of five games worth playing.
    -Wii, the waggle was a cute idea but it didn't deserve to sell so much.
    -Xbox One: who even bought this thing. The most useless console ever made.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love how Nintengaf twists themselves into pretzels trying to explain away the PS2's success, but still can't explain why it had such a high attach ratio despite the same people repeatedly buying it over and over to replace their old one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PS2 and Wii both had a high attach rate but it was people buying $5 shovelware from the bargain bin, not going out and buying full price releases. I think at least 95% of PS2 games were sold below half MSRP.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I think at least 95% of PS2 games were sold below half MSRP.
        Yeah ok

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think GTA or sports games were the only PS2 games I ever saw someone buy for full price. Everything else would be heavily discounted. That's half the reason it succeeded, the games were cheap as frick, particularly compared to Nintendo.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sure man.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The hardcore gaming audience wasn't much of a thing back then. A lot of people bought it to watch DVDs and because they could pick up a couple sports games and GTA on the side. The rest of the games were buying some 5 dollar shovelware for their kids. Similar thing happened with the Wii. People bought that for Wii sports, then because they already had it they bought bargain games for their kids/grandkids.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PS4 is so much less deserving of selling 120 million units than the Switch selling 145m.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seethe

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