Microsoft spending $1 billion on Xbox One exclusives
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When compared to Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft has had a problem with exclusives. Granted, all Nintendo has nowadays are exclusives because no one will develop their third-party games for the Wii U, but Microsoft offers Halo and Gears of War as worthy exclusives. The rest are just... blah.
Like New York sports teams, when you have a problem, throw money at it. That's exactly what Microsoft is going to do to bring quality exclusives to the Xbox One.
In an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, Microsoft's Don Mattrick and Phil Spencer responded to accusations that Microsoft's reveal of the Xbox One as an entertainment console has turned its back on its core audience of gamers. Mattrick and Spencer argued that isn't the case, commenting: "I think, candidly, people are way, way under-indexing how hard we're punching."