Even IF it did, it’s not like it’s an MMO where playerbase means that much.
Which is a choice if they want to or not, some like starting over, and even if not, I don’t think it’s any different then if it WAS released at the same time. People that are going to buy now are impulse buyers and won’t be around in 8 months most likely anyway because they are addicted to ‘new and shiny things’. I’ve yet to see a delay on PC, or Consoles, when release dates were separated that made such a significant difference in player base as to mention here.
While I agree with this, more people are happier with consoles than PCs. Less to maintain, just plug and play. PCs have to be taken care of.