In response to pitiful console controllers, they are that way because that is all they need at the moment. It does not mean that a console can't take more input from a controller. That XBox HOTAS, for instance, is an X45. That has 6 axis and a serious amount of possible inputs via the buttons. Enough for a Jet sim, easily enough for a WWII based sim and way too much for a WWI sim.
If consoles can up their hardware to current respectable PC spec's, which probably wont happen as they need to keep the cost affordable, there is no reason a Sim can't run on a console.