Well, 24 hours later, internet reaction to the 40 series announcement has been overwhelmingly negative. People are rightly upset about 4070>4080 renaming along with 80% price hike. Quite a few are saying they've had enough and are switching to AMD, especially with EVGA gone. It'll be interesting how it shakes out. There is a glut of 30 series on the market and they aren't exactly selling even at their current discounted prices now that there is no mining demand. I don't really see 40 series selling well in the current market conditions. I think they'd sell well if nvidia only hiked the price by $100, but they did a flat $400-500 price increase pushing high mid-range solidly into the $1000 territory. The price is just too damn high, and there will be more and more used cards coming on the market in the coming months making 40 series even less appealing.
I know that nvidia doesn't care since bulk of their money comes from datacenter CUDA sales, and I guess they're betting on the "mindshare" in the gaming segment, but reading all the reactions their "mindshare" is taking a real hit right now. Gamers have been struggling to find an affordable card for the past two years, they're tired and cranky waiting for a viable upgrade, hiking the next gen price by 80% is a real punch in the nuts right now. We'll see what happens to nvidia mindshare in the coming years. A lot will depend on AMD and what their RDNA3 looks like.
Personally, I'll be waiting for N31/N32 details. I'm certain AMD will undercut nvidia as usual. The question is by how much, as somebody has said nvidia left a hole big enough for a dump truck to drive through with their pricing.