This. Despite all the console failures, all the account hackery, all the other anti-consumer bullshit pulled on people across the board we still have a generation where even the two "losers" sold 75+ million units each. A massive drop for Sony, a huge win for Microsoft. Can they each do it again? Is someone else about to enter the market in a meaningful way? Who the fuck knows. Going to be an interesting watch though
I don't think you can count on anything at all, to be honest. This generation has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that what you did last time is no guarantee of success next time.