I'm not sure how this got into PCars sales, but anyways, PC sales is a tiny percentage of their sales. Just like everything, the way to make money is by making things flashy and "cool" and tons of marketing with dramatic music pumping people up into thinking the game will be greater than the second coming of Christ; that is why it has become so successful as that leads to massive console sales. 99% of people aren't purists, they don't give a crap if a game has better physics if it means inferior graphics, inferior UI, inferior intro video (lol), inferior game modes, inferior "cool" factor, etc. They just want something cool, hip and flashy. It's no different with anything in life. Look at music, it's mostly a bunch of idiots with no talent but tons of "flashiness" with all their makeup, plastic surgery, "attitude", etc. etc. It's not about the actual vocal skills anymore. Same a lot of the times with acting, or even how a movie is filmed/directed (regardless how good/bad the acting is). Hardly anything that is popular on a wide scale is technically good anymore. The most popular sims aren't the ones with the best physics. The most popular songs/singers/producers aren't the ones with the best voices or the best piece of music. The most popular movies aren't the ones with the best filmed/directed camera work or dialogue/script. And so on, and so on, and so on. The mass majority of people fall for the mind-melting mainstream bullsh*t that mainstream media sh*ts all over us all day, everyday.