when did games become about the console and not the games? I feel like there was more talk about new and fancier consoles than there was new games for those consoles
Because they feel they make more money on the consoles than the games; without the console, you can't play the games unless you go PC which is what a lot of people, including myself, are turning to. Actually, I think PC games cost just as much now but I use Steam. They know that people will be quicker to buy the new systems, especially if certain titles are exclusive to that system. Sony and Microshaft have been at this for years, with Nintendo just coasting by basically and chimes in when it feels like it. When it comes to E3 though, Sony has always had a bigger audience and people are generally more excited for their panels than Microsoft.
Now it's just about releasing the next "big" console with crap nobody really needs and THEN going BACK to re-release that SAME system but, this time, with backwards compatibility which should have been there in the first place. These company's don't really give a hot shit about the gamers anymore, if they even did to begin with.
"Hey evil, why don't you eat my butt?"