Following the tradition of game industry execs under the impression that saying something will magically will it into existence, here’s Xbox CFO Dennis Durkin’s take on Microsoft’s first party studio output: best there is. Sony and Nintendo aren’t usually all that reality-based when it comes to talking up their own offerings, but this particular case strikes us as something of a doozy.
“I would ask you to go and look at some of your data,” he explained, “just to compare first party performance over the course of this lifecycle, because I think our first party performance in terms of quality bars and units per title this shift has been superior to our competition’s,” according to the exec.
“You can’t dispute titles like Forza, which has consistently come out on a repeated cadence and sold multi-million units. You can’t dispute things like Fable, which again, on a very consistent pace, has come out and sold two and three million units a pop,” he went on. We may not be able to dispute them, but we have a feeling titles like the ten million-plus selling Wii Fit and five million-selling Super Mario Galaxy might be able to.
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