Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp
After trying out this 'demo' I rather not. I am going to instead support a real company called Sega and buy shogun 2 total war, at least that is stained by releasing it on consoles (probably impossible is the only reason not to).
Ever wonder why the PC didn't even get a demo in the first place?
We have already been used by crytek and now they treat their main supporters, pc gamers, like dirt and give the consoles a demo first and now this gets leaked and they say O NOES DON'T DOWNLOAD. Sorry, I will try your game before buying it like a smart person would.
You don't go out and buy a car simply because it looks good, you would want to try it out first to see how it handles and read up on it to see how well it runs on gas and how much it costs. Same thing can be applied to video games, I want to try them out, read reviews and see how much it costs.
Being ignorant to these facts is simply the reason there are more console ports. People are apparently satisfied with lower tier graphics/gameplay and are happy playing it on the consoles.
They gave consoles the demo first because for the most part, console gamers have never played Crysis before at all, and they want gamers to get a feel for the game. Like 99% (heavily inflated), of the PC gaming community already knows Crysis, and a lot of gamers are already planning to get it.
The need for a PC demo of the game is not as necessary, as compared to console demos, if you consider that fact.
There are more console ports because there are more consoles compared to gaming PC's, and thus there is a larger market share there, and more reason to develop games for consoles rather than PC, plus, while they also have more consoles, there is also less piracy among those consoles.
Gaming PC's are far and few between, and a much higher percent of PC's pirate games versus consoles.