Best guesses put the PS4 at a 40% sales lead. I would call that enough to be large “by a stretch.”
Not just $100, but a more powerful system. As far as pure gaming machine goes, it’s the silver bullet.
Also, a very small sum from Sony could nudge these companies away from releasing to console they’d only expect to sell a handful of units on anyway.
This is certainly true. I discovered a number of series that I loved after barely knowing they existed before last generation.
Heroes of Might and Magic
Mass Effect (Originally played and dropped. Then retried years later and loved it)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (same as above)
Because of a number of these games, I decided that turn-based strategy is one of my favorite genres.
A lot of revolutionary games have come from small studios releasing on a platform with a huge install base. If you have three consoles with even share, that’s more time investment and more risk for a developer than if there was a clear, single platform to release your game on.
Unfortunately, this is more of a pipe-dream than anything. Combined PS4 sales in these “missing” territories is in the hundreds of thousands. Even without those sales, the PS4 would still be in a healthy lead.
What if you lost your key for a legitimately purchased product? Maybe that’s not really considered pirating, though.
I agree about the exploration piece. I mean I understand that the side-quests in this game are the asterisks, but limiting your exploration like that was just not the way to do it.