You are not reading the quote correctly. He is stating that Yes, MS make marketing deals with developers/publishers but they never hold back any content in those deals or make such deals. Yes, they will make time exclusive deals where they pay for a period of time where the game is exclusive to their system but never will they make a time exclusive where the developer/publisher will lock features or content from another system permanently.
My point is that people will take a statement like this and generalize it to fit their opinion but that is wrong. That is a way for people to twist the context of a statement to make it fit an opinion instead of taking it exactly as it was phrased. Even in your statement you appear to take that statement and conform it to your opinion instead of taking it as phrased and its only from a part of the interview which doesn't cover the complete context of the question asked. This is the problem with the internet where people take pieces and parts of an answer and conform it to an opinion which most times isn't correct.
When you take a statement and try to conform it to your opinion, you first need to ask yourself are you really reading the statement or are you trying to make it conform to what you want to believe. In order to make that statement conform to your opinion, you would need to make follow up questions to clarify your additional assessments. Without doing that, you are just making an assumption on what you believe Phil is saying which isn't correct.
Yes, let's pretend Phil didn't made that quote to try and attack Sony on a practice that is evolution of what they started and kept doing.
And again if you can't see that when he is publicly talking he is doing PR for Xbox then there is not much we can discuss. He is the public image of Xbox at the moment so anything he say related to gaming is taken as a statement from MS themselves over Xbox, so PR.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."