I truly feel sorry for you if you feel that way, that you're so eager to disagree that you're ignoring blatant and plain logic.
I literally did just say sales of God of War helped finance other Sony games. And you don't need to take my word for it, Sony said 60-70% of their games don't make money. And they also said their bigger titles (like God of War) helps pay for those 6-7 more risky/less popular games. Hope that helps.
We can agree to disagree, personally I think publishers like EA and Ubisoft have done great jobs with new IP's and putting out more niche titles. I don't know about Activision, I tend to avoid anything they make. EA has made stuff like the Unravel franchise, they took a risk with Titanfall, they brought back Mirror's Edge, they have Fe, they tried with A Way Out, they have Anthem coming. Ubisoft has tons, they've done a lot with smaller focused games and new IP's this gen. Bethesda is another good example. Mega big franchises like Doom, Elder Scrolls, and Fallout easily make their large library of single player franchises possible. Good luck getting Prey without the success of their bigger franchises.
Nintendo has quite a few new IP's this gen and have taken a lot of risks. lol, you really don't understand how the success of a game like Horizon 4 might give MS leeway to green light something less mainstream? How have we gotten stuff like Cuphead or ReCore or Ori? Super Lucky's Tale? Also don't give Sony so much credit for being risky. They've been extremely safe this gen and don't have many new IP's themselves. You make it out as if Sony is taking risks left and right while the others just play it safe, couldn't be further from the truth.
I didn't only mention third party games. God of War is a first party game. Furthermore I'm going to assume you enjoy Sony games that aren't just GoW, or deals they made for games like Detroit or Spider-Man. You do understand Sony makes a lot of money on royalties from these third party games, yes? You do know they get a slice of everything on PSN, yes?
Again Shu said the exact same stuff I'm saying. Money from big games trickle down into smaller projects. That's how it works in all entertainment industries. You think Netflix doesn't use money they make off of Stranger Things or OITNB to fund other stuff? Don't be silly.
Looking at this list and being sad that it's full of big mainstream games is a flawed and incorrect way to look at things, especially when you go on to list a game like freakin Detroit as a game you love LOL.
Again, from the top 10, only one Sony game (which I like), so no, the TOP 10 doesn't fund the games I like, unless you consider the minority of those as being the rule. You wanted so hard to drive a point against my initial post that you lost yourself in the middle.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."