Sony is not “gobbling up third-party exclusives, it’s buying them,” says Phil Spencer
The PlayStation 4 impressive sales numbers don’t mean Sony is getting exclusive third-party content easily, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.
Sony has been expanding relations with third-party publishers left and right, leading to co-marketing promotions, exclusive in-game content, and other benefits to PlayStation 4 owners. This has led some to believe that third-parties are the ones chasing Sony for exclusives, given their market share.
Not the case, according to head of Xbox Phil Spencer. “So, they [Sony] don’t ‘gobble’ the deals up. They buy them,” Spencer told Gamespot in an answer to whether or not it’s harder for Xbox to get third-party content.
“You know, I read the same things you do, and I know some people think it’s somehow less expensive to sign third-party exclusives if you have a bigger market-share. I can tell you, it has nothing to do with market share.”