It's just a little sour grapes for me to know that aspects like "how many people can actually play this game?" doesn't factor into the decision making.
For me, it factored in a very simple way: I couldn't play it - I didn't vote for it. How could I tell it was the best this year, if I couldn't even check that personally?
As for the whole "exclusive" debacle - I just don't understand what this fuss is all about. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are all competitors on the same market, if they want to sell their product over their rivals', they must get an edge. It's a simple business practice, and I have no problem with that. Back in 2009, when I finally got the job and could afford a console, InFamous being a PS3 exclusive was a deciding factor in my decision, because I really wanted to play it. Now, in hindsight after 4 years, I'm glad that happened, since besides Alan Wake (and even that got a PC release back in 2012) X360 exclusives were completely uninteresting to me. It's business. Business needs to sell, and exclusives are a handy tool in the fight.
Now, what I DO have a problem with is availability of those consoles. At the moment of writing this post, in my country (Poland), there's still no Xbox One or WiiU to buy, except from import. In fact, Nintendo abandoned our market long time ago, and even though you can purchase Wii/DS/3DS in here, Nintendo doesn't have a games distributor in here, so potential library for me is abysmally low. At one point, I wondered if I should buy a DS to play Ace Attorney series, Professor Layton, 999, Ghost Trick, and a couple of other interesting titles... Only to learn that even with a DS, getting those games would nigh impossible (most likely - import again), so I decided to screw it, and just installed an emulator (and in this particular case I don't feel any bit of shame about it).
To conclude - exclusives are fine, but at least make those available to purchase. I know my country is not a huge market, but for pete's sake, we bought over 100000 copies of The Witcher 2 in one month alone, so don't tell me, there's no potential to make money in here.