You recognize the big difference between this generation of console and the previous generations.
In the past, consoles provided graphic performance that couldn't be approached by any other consumer-level hardware.
This generation will start out with the performance of a mid-range gaming PC, and slide down from there. The marketing people won't even be able to claim magic architecture pixie dust, because the hardware will be a x86 PC.
This is great for Nvidia (and ATI) because gamers don't need to make a difficult decision. Many already have better rigs than the new consoles, and they can upgrade them without wondering if their investment will be bested by a console come Christmas.
It should be interesting to watch how the market opinion evolves between now and the holiday wish list season. It's been a foregone conclusion that the core market would immediately upgrade to the next generation consoles. But without backwards compatibility, I think the success is still an open question.
"You recognize the big difference between this generation of console and the previous generations.
In the past, consoles provided graphic performance that couldn't be approached by any other consumer-level hardware."
More often than not when we speak we show others our ignorance than what we know.
Nvidia supplied the first Xbox with an average GPU and also supplied the PS3 with an average GPU.
At the time Nvidia supplied GPUs for those consoles it was selling higher performing GPUs for PCs.
Game Console graphics have never outperformed a well equiped PC, never.
A $400 game console was not designed to take on a $1000 GPU card.
The game console was designed to provide a well defined gaming platform for consumers and game developers at a resonable price.
Today Nvidia is the supplier of the only PlayStation shipping, the PS3.
Nvidia and ATI provided better performing GPU from the day the PS3 went on sale
right up to today.
And today Nvidia and AMD provide better performing GPUs than will be found in the
Xbox One or PS4.
It is often difficult to tell someone they said something ignorant but I find it is always better to say something than let that person remain ignorant and repeat an embarasing comment.
If you do your homework you find that your statement was never true.
Wikipedia list what GPUs that were in each game console when they were launched.