I believe that there's a multitude of reasons why someone would be attracted to loli or shota content
Yeah, of course, for example my reason is because lolis are cute, @SusyStars reason is because she want to make a character like her (she has dwarfism). You can find also people attracted with fictional characters and that's pretty common. So what's the point?
and the distinction between fantasy and reality factors largely into that.
If someone really can't notice the difference between fantasy and reality... well... That's another problem, and they are the very minority. So I doubt that a big corporation like SEGA sacrifice all the customers just to avoide some sick people. This can never happen in companies, and I know it because I work in a certain business sector. For the same reason videogames in general still exist.
Being honest myself though, I do find it questionable when it comes to light that someone is primarily into that content and it's littering their entire online presence.
That's only your point of view.
I can only compare it to my love for older masculine men, which is pretty strong (lol), so I can't help but draw that conclusion in cases such as that (although I have to say I've played games without them and was perfectly fine with it, but I digress).
What if in your favourite game with tons of muscle old man, suddenly they remove the fact that they cannot be old and muscle anymore? Only slender boys are allowed.
How do you feel now?
I may not personally like people like that, but it's not something that needs to be relevant. However because of how strong the emotions are regarding this topic and the constant denial that those preferences affect the desire to reverse the changes at all, the more important it is that people stop lying and just tell the truth.
But what do you care if they lie or tell the truth? The same I might think of you, I have no reason to believe that you don't get paid to comment here.
You can't judge people according to your suspicions. And this is indisputable.