Sit around and I’ll tell you a tale,
A tale that’ll make you think.
About the things you play that make your stay,
So grab yourself a drink.
What do we play?
While not the most obvious image in the world, we can see a dissimilarity between what gets made (top) and what gets bought (bottom). If the trend of “what we like and what we’ll buy” were easily predictable, the number of sales per game would increase regularly across the genres. Compare the different genres for sales per title for yourself. You can see that Shooters do exceedingly well while Racing, Fighting, Miscellaneous games don’t. But this is a very bland picture. Let’s try another view of it.