So you want to compare the number of cars -- which cost $30-90k a phone, and lasts upwards of 20 years to a smartphone which costs $500-800 and lasts for three years?
Yes. This is the dominance of the smart phone in the electronics category. This is why the "must have hardware support now" argument has always been weak. Mobile is the dominant platform and the hardware changes often.
The PlayStation alone sold more than 80 million units -- to say nothing of the 60 million (and counting) PS4's, or the 30+ million Xbox One's
Lifetime. In any case, there's nothing stopping the PS4 or the XBox One supporting whatever codec they like in software. Your original argument was that entrenched, embedded devices with no possibility of upgrade dictate codec success, remember?
Either way, the numbers are pathetic relative to phones and PCs. And remember: more than half of YouTube video is watched from mobile devices.
Nobody is going to care about VP9 six years from now
Of course not. We'll all be using AV1. I repeat: 1.5 billion smart phones sold per year, 280 million PCs sold per year. All other categories are irrelevant in the face of those numbers.
Your argument is still unimpressive. I'll just get on with listening to Opus audio and watching VP9 video on my iPhone 7.