Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has commended Sony’s loyalty to their franchises despite whether or not they are best sellers. He was quoted:
“Sony – and I’m focused on first-party because of what I do – I really respect their focus on investing in new things and creative things, what they’ve done with David Cage and Quantic Dream around Beyond [Two Souls] and Heavy Rain; they stay committed to franchises even if they don’t sell 10 million units, they’ll stay committed to things.
“I think that long-term commitment to franchises is important, where it’s easy to pull off the Band-Aid and move onto the next thing [if it doesn't sell]. I respect their ‘stick-to-it-iveness’. I’ll say, they’ve done a nice job with PS4 [...] When I think about their announcement, their clear focus on a customer, leading with the value proposition of what they’re trying to do, staying true to a vision, I think they’ve done a nice job in how they defined the PS4,” has said in a recent interview with OXM.
He is indeed correct. Sony and Microsoft both have literally been pushing for a ton of exclusives in 2014. It’s going to be an interesting year ahead. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.