I think if it was up to Phil and Phil only, the XB1 would have a much healthier 1st party support, but MS´s strategy for the system is clearly not focused on that.
Thank you. Alot of people surfing the web just assume that Xbox is just as important to MS as PS is to Sony. Sony needs PS to succeed where as MS doesnt need Xbox. They are finding a healthy medium where they can profit efficiently without investing too much $$$.
Its going to look bad for the fanboys that want to hate and call them out for BS and spinning but for MS, its an easy and safe investment where there comfortable.
Personally i dont see Xbox having a big budget like Nintendo and Sony do. They seem to be just riding the wave as much as they can and to profit out of the industry without spending big.
There more worried about Apple than Sony.
By that logic, they'll continue to play second fiddle to Sony (until Sony has another PS3 blunder and lose ground) Is that really MS will strive for, doing bare minimum to ensure a profit?
EDIT: That's not to say Sony are saints and burning money in order to please us, they have their own shady and shitty practices to nickle and dime us, but I read your statement as an excuse for MS's recent mediocrity. That's why I fanboy for Sony, cause I know they are putting 100%. Now that's an acceptable effort to fanboy to.