|Mr Puggsly said:
The Xbox had great support 3rd party support, most notably games that weren't ported to PS2. In spite of having a userbase a fraction the size!
I repeat, developers don't just go to the top platform. They go where ever they can sell games. Last I checked, Xbox owners buy games. The X1 already has multiple million sellers.
The Gamecube had pretty good 3rd party support as well. But you know perfectly well that the Nintendo audience often flocks to 1st party games.
You're making generalizations. While its obvious it doesn't scale to sales ratios, the PS2 having 4 times as many games as the original Xbox makes it pretty damn clear that an awful lot of developers are more than happy to go single platform if sales are strong enough.
Not saying that's going to happen this gen, but past events have shown it's perfectly possible. I imagine the primary advantage Sony will gain if the current sales ratios continue will be the ability to make better deals, as well as make them harder for MS. Seeing as how much MS relied on buying exclusive content with the 360, that would be a pretty big blow.