ironichaos said:That's a strange question.
How does the iPod benefit you? Does it give you suitably superior sound quality compared to a CD? Does it give you suitably cheaper music compared to a CD? No, but it does benefit you by giving you a convenient, appealing form and simple, easy to use interface. Sacrifices must sometimes be made for the greater good.
I think you misunderstood what I said. The person I responded to was pointing out that Nintendo is the only one who profits from hardware. In response, I was stating that that is of no concern to me. I'd rather a company take a loss and give me the features I want instead of offering a barebones system that they can make money on.