So arguing that Halo's decline in population and sales was brought about by larger factors outside of 343i's control rather than the inclusion of Sprint is the equivalent of coming up with excuses now?
I'm genuinely impressed with how hard the level of discussion in this thread has hit rock bottom.
Considering each and every miniscule possibility besides
the one common element
that all Halo games with huge population (and since H5G also sales) drops share is
coming up with excuses, yes.
Highly-dedicated community members who participate in forums and polls are completely different from the average gamer that bought Halo 3 almost 10 years ago at the height of the series' popularity. That's, what, a thousand community members compared to millions of people? Out of those 8 million I'd wager a lot of them stopped playing Halo over the last 10 years due to the factors I mentioned.
Besides the fact that the timeframe is higly
convenient for your argument, most of your points don't even make sense. Steam already existed back when Halo 3 was released, and most action games in recent memory had completely broken PC ports (i.e. Arkham Knight, Watch Dogs, Dark Souls, etc.) Lastly, I've went to college myself and am currently doing my PhD thesis on neutrino-physics, and even though I'm 12 hours a day in the office (while being only paid for 4) I now have more time and money than ever before for gaming (and other forms of leisure activities). This generation has been the first one where I've been able to afford all three mainstream consoles, while still having a high-end gaming PC at home, in addition
to mobile devices, that is. A carreer does not hinder
you from extensive gaming, it enables