Now I get all the reasons why a console selling as much as it possibly can is great for a platform holder.
But what I don't get is why is the focus always on actual console sales as opposed to game sales? All the time.
Yeah, I gi... console sales re important,but isn't that on to a certain point? Like lets look at the PS4 for instance.. say it gets to 100M. Why does it need to sell anymore than that if it can maintain its yearly average software sales? I mean it makes absolutely no sense to me.
These platform holders typically make more money from the sale of ONE single game on their platform than they do from the sale of a single console. And thats speaking literally. If they are lucky they make about $5-$10 from every console sold. But they make at least $20 from every third party game and everything off every first party game.
The real money comes in selling the software, so why are we so focused on hardware sales even after a console has reached a point where it has sold 100M units?