While true, Reggie actually said in a venturebeat interview (which apparently everyone ignored some posts I and one other fellow had), since the release of MK8, the system has been selling daily 4x the amount it sold the two weeks before its release. That's far more telling to me imo.
if you take the 20ish million core nintendo that your adding to the ps2 generation but not ps3 it looks more even and I would contest your point from the previous post about the competition coming mostly from outside the traditional market. PC has continued to grow throughout the generation targeting mostly the same poeple as consoles.
If we get to pull those 20 million "core" Nintendo owners out to prove their is no contraction then I get to pull those 80 million "casual" PS2 owners out showing a massive increase in core gamers between gens.
You can argue market preferences all you want, because there was a stark difference between what Wii owners and PS360 owners bought but to write off that entire market?
It ends with about half a billion addendum's. There's at least 12 million that bought "core" oriented titles like Smash and Galaxy on Wii. Do we add them to the PS3/360 tally? How about those that bought Guitar Hero and RockBand on PS3/360? Do we toss them into the Wii "casual" tally?
I agree with your second point though. Which still bodes ill for the home console market this generation.
I guess you have to consider the state of economies now compared to years of 05/06. Correct me i am wrong but i believe the economies of today are still struggling overall compared to when last gen launched. I could be wrong about this but this is my feeling at least for USA because right now there are far more families on Food Stamps than ever before...to me that is tall tale sign of the current state of economy in USA. I dont trust much of what the mainstream news says because one month we are doing great and the next month unemployment rate is skyrocketing again..its a back and forth thing it seems when compared to the mid 2000s when the last gen consoles came out things seemed much more stable. People tend to overlook the big picture of things like that.
Many retail places did not have any Vita's left in stock while they waited for the BL2 bundles to come in. My WalMart only got 2 bundles, sold them both in a couple days, but haven't gotten any since...
In multiple ways. Even for the ps4. But there are many that still have their heads in the sand. One can only hope that software makers start diversifying but the big publishers are almost solely focused on the young male when it comes to home consoles. Comic booking
The gap will be much smaller, but I suspect PS4 will still lead. The Kinectless SKU will at best stop the bleeding, but it would need to sell more than PS4 for a long time for the gap to close. Seems unlikely for the short-term.