Yes Microsoft has done it alittle bit lately but anybody remember Final Fantasy back when Sony signed them up to make FF games exclusively for Sony products. I remember they had to find a way around that to release CrystalChronicles on the GameCube. It was a big issue that Sony had paid Square off. Then theirs all of the exclusives Sony gets on a regular basis for pay offs.Anybody hear about Arkham Asylum? Sony does it far more then even Microsoft and Microsoft is getting really good at it these days.
I think Sony would have purchased the exclusive rights to GTA's DLC if Microsoft hadn't paid so much. I can't remember how much Microsoft paid but I think it was around like 50-mill wasn't it. Sony could develope 3 big budget games for that price it was no longer feasable to buy the exclusive rights.
I think this statement just goes to show you how much Sony and Microsoft rely on third parties to sell their hardware when compaired with first party Nintendo who pretty much doesn't even need or care for exclusives. Nintendo can sell its hardware off first party software alone while Microsoft and Sony have to fight tooth and nail to get each others exclusives!
Final Fantasy started development on the N64 but it was using technology that was a generation old (like the 360 is now) and the game wouldn't fit on cartridges so they switched to the PS1. MS fanboys like to lie and say Sony bribed them because they're ashamed that MS is the king of the very low practice of bribery as opposed to actual "competition". I know with 50 million you could develop 3 games...so why doesn't MS do it??? ...my main point, they'd rather bribe than actually create and compete. Not even a complete game, 2 episodes...but bribing is such a high priority to them so they did it.