^^^^ FFXI already had capped long before the PS3 was even announced on both PC/PS2, the only real good new games that came out for the ps2 after the ps3 release where persona 4 and sakura wars.
Ps1 was a hit when it came out, unless you think that FF7 sold 100 million consoles..... And the ps2 had the best line up out of any Playstation generation....
I do agree on what you said about the ps3 tho.
and FFXIV will be out before PS4 is even announced at this point so I fail to see what you mean about FFXI being "capped" before PS3 was announced, as for PS1 ok maybe it was a hit when it cam eout but PS2? sure it had the best line up out of any PS generation but it definitely didnt have a good LAUNCH line up, there was NO game that came out when PS2 launched that made people say "I HAVE to go get this now" those didnt come until later, same as PS3...
also lots of other good PS2 games cam out after FFXI hit.. Id know because i still bought new games even though thanks to FFXI i never played em until 2 years after the fact.. lets see
Star Ocean 3
I believe xenosaga 2 (or at least 3) came out after FFXI
.hack GU games
and plenty more
Your point was or is that XI dint see any drawbacks from the release of a stronger console, and that people should not worry about XIV, my point is that XI was capped long before the PS3 was even announced, it din't meter if they released the PS3 or PS4 or PS5, it reached it's peak already. Totally different from XVI who is not even close at being on par with XI on subscriptions :)
The PS2 did not need a Strong line up, because it's main competitor was the PS1, the xbox was not released way after the PS2 was, and even then the PS2 had a strong line up:
Armored Core 2 (Agetec, Action)
DOA2: Hardcore (Tecmo, Fighting)
Dynasty Warriors 2 (Koei, Action)
ESPN International Track and Field (Konami, Sports)
ESPN X-Games Snowboarding (Konami, Sports)
Eternal Ring (Agetec, RPG)
Evergrace (Agetec, RPG)
FantaVision (SCEI, Puzzle)
Gun Griffon Blaze (Working Designs, Action)
Kessen (EA, Adventure)
Madden NFL 2001 (EA, Sports)
Midnight Club (Rockstar, Racing)
Moto GP (Namco, Racing)
NHL 2001 (EA, Sports)
Orphen (Activision, RPG)
Q-Ball Billiards Master (Take-Two Interactive, Simulation)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (Midway, Sports)
Ridge Racer V (Namco, Racing)
Silent Scope (Konami, Shooter)
Smuggler's Run (Rockstar, Racing-Adventure)
SSX (EA, Sports)
Street Fighter EX3 (Capcom, Fighting)
Summoner (THQ, RPG)
Swing Away (Paradise Golf in Japan) (EA, Sports)
Tekken Tag Tournament (Namco, fighting)
TimeSplitters (Eidos, First-Person Shooter)
Unreal Tournament (Infogrames, First-Person Shooter)
Wild Wild Racing (Interplay, Racing)
X-Squad (EA, Action)
Also Disgaea is a niche game, Star ocean 3 was alright, not better than 2, Xenosaga was a joke compared to xenogears, the only really good RPG's for the PS2, where XII, Tales of abyss, Persona 3/4 and FFX. Everything else was Meh! if you compared them to the previous era.