theres also no puzzle game characters but i dont see why people think that every genre of game needs to represented
what genre has dominated the PS1, PS2, and PSP?
Unless by "dominated" you mean "a bunch of niche fan groups played these games."
Look, I loved Dark Cloud, but I'm not going to pretend it dominated anything. The only game series that can make that claim is Final Fantasy, and you obviously need to go through Square to get a character from them.
The vast majority of RPGs were enjoyed by small fanbases. That's about as "dominant" as they got.
a bunch of niche groups? rofl. don't make me laugh.
and? the vast majority of platformers were enjoyed by dozens of millions? rofl.
fact is there are more RPG games than there are platformers. unless you actually think those sales from dozens and dozens of RPGs come from the same people all the time (which is a stupid assumption), then yes more peopel have played RPGs than they have platformers.
if anything, it should be the other way around. there's only a number of platformers, and their sequels. it's safer to assume that those platformers are the ones that were boguht by the same people over and over, since most are sequels anyway.