But it shows consoles with no exclusives can still sell.So MS wins market share in one quarter even though they ahve been shipping day one PC games for close to five years is evidence enough for Jimbo? or myabe it was because Series S was the most widely available console this holiday season and has reportedly outsold the playstation in the last few months? Meaning more consumers on consoles = more revenue. Which again points to just how important it is to sell consoles in order to keep players in your eco systme.
I’m sure Sony still wants to win GOTYs. Their story games will still have very high budgets.Why is Jimbo not looking at the last 10 years of Sony first party exclusives helping them gain enough goodwill to take Sony from third place to first place in a matter of a gen? A gen where they won 4 GOTY awards in 7 years and were runner up in the other two years. How is that not evidence that exclusives matter?
Idk if Jimbo would see any connection between the critical acclaim of their prestige games and locking them to a platform.
I’m not saying it will work by the way.I think the fact that MS has been shipping games on PC for 5 years and are still in third place or rather were until the last quarter until they finally sold some series s consoles should be a good indicator of why consoles are more important than PC. They wouldnt have released a cheaper console if they thought porting games to PC was enough.
I’m saying I can picture the suits like Jimbo, and the Sony Corp suits above him thinking this way.
It can seem like a gamble to sorta have their cake and eat it, but idk it’s possible to work.