Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has spoken briefly about Nintendo to Eurogamer at this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. Spencer says that he doesn’t believe that there’s a first party studio that has the strength that Nintendo IP has and says that they are an inspiration to the team over at Xbox. He also said that people downplay just how many units the Wii U has sold.
Do you think exclusive games are necessary to sell hardware? It traditionally would seem that way, but if that’s the case, surely more people would have the Wii U, as that’s got the best exclusives out there.
Phil Spencer: On the Wii U, I think people downplay how many units they’ve sold. I’ve got a Wii U, I think there’s some great games on there. I think Splatoon’s a really nice game and I don’t think there’s a first-party out there that has the…
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