So, the bottom line is; Video games are art. That means that all game devs are, well, artists.
I think the games deserve to be called art, because everyone (ok not a new born baby, but almost everybody) can make games. Indie gaming had grown much in last two years, with all those game engines that require no money or programming skills to make games (GameSalad, Stencyl). Those engines allow gamers to become game devs, without learning almost anything and bring their games in PC, Mac, Android, mobiles and other devices.
Some companies are actually emerging right now from few inspired game devs. Some games (the perfect example is Angry Birds) are madly popular. This one earned more then Grand Turismo did. One more advantage of the indie gaming is that you can make simple and addicting flash games quickly.
One AAA game (like Grand Turismo) does earn a lot, but the cost of hundreds of programmers, modelers, animators etc. is not something that indies can afford. Indie devs do everything. They make up the design, do all the scripting, modeling....
So, the conclusion is that one game dev can be compared to Leonardo da Vinci.
Tell my what you think about this topic, can not wait to hear it!