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Using the words "of course it is artificial market segmentation" does not means that buyers are ignorants or stupid as Nvidia would like to treat them, or agree with your point of view.I got lost in the 17 different points you seem to be trying to make, but I'll answer your first one: of course it is artificial market segmentation. Nvidia wants to sell hardware and exclusive software features help them do that. As they are making the software it's their right to do so, just as it is your right to not buy their products if you dislike the practice.
(Note: AMD doesn't create locked in software because it would lock out too many potential customers due to market share, not because it's more virtuous then Nvidia)
If "Nvidia wants to sell hardware and EXCUSIVE software features help them do that" as you acknowledge, than why Nvidia is whining and why all of this fake drama?
See how fast you can better understand what is really about when you ask yourself the right questions?
That word you used, EXCLUSIVE for Nvidia, canceled all Nvidia whinning about AMD-Starfield exclusivity.
To be crystal clear: Goliat-Nvidia is whining that David-AMD is doing like him and Goliat-Nvidia is somehow "discriminated". This is the best joke of the day.
If you "got lost in the 17 different points" better address to Nvidia to fix this mess which Nvidia created. And if you found 17, it seems that Nvidia has a lot to fix. Even so, 1 step would fix most of this messs and this step for Nvidia is to stop being ANTICONSUMER. Will they do it?
That will depends and on customers, like myself, you too, and how we vote with our wallets.
And to be crystal magic ball clear: if a game is full of bugs on day launch instead of being an enjoyable gameplay, does not matter anymore for players if it is Nvidia or AMD, MS or SONY exclusive, optimized, sponsored etc. It is a bad game, and for Nvidia or AMD, bad publicity.
Speaking from experience, I preordered Cyberpunk 2077, could not play it on day launch. I could enjoy playing it, after 4 months, and only with Nexus mods, huge help and support. In the meanwhile CDProjectRed was busy implementing DLSS2 and other Nvidia "exclusive optimizations" for CP2077, instead of patching the game bugs faster.
When CDProjectRed tried shennanigans with Sony, after their buggy mess CP2077 launch on consoles, Sony stopped the sell of CP20077 on it's platform and refunded players, due to low quality of the game (read unplayable state). Only after more than 1 year (or almost 2?) CP2077 returned to Sony gaming market, when CP2077 got many patches which made it playable as should have been from the launch day.
Quality is most important than exclusivity.
Playing a good, quality game is the most important thing, and MS needs good quality games from day launch. Until now, Sony is ahead in releasing more polished and quality games than competition and MS has a great opportunity with Starfield nowadays.
Until than, exclusivity is like a plague which all major gaming corporations spread to themselves, become annoying for gamers, and is funny to watch when Nvidia is whining about it. And I did my best to be sympathetic to this Nvidia "exclusivity drama", but everytime I wanted to be compassionate for Nvidia in this situation, I found myself laughing out loud. Karma effect is stronger for Nvidia nowadays.