Submitted by StrongMan 603d ago | opinion piece

10 reasons why PlayStation Network trumps Xbox Live

In our humble opinion, the PlayStation 3 is superior to the Xbox 360 in every way that matters*. From the reliability of its hardware to the quality of exclusives, it has consistently flogged Microsoft's ailing console from day one. (We're not even going to get into the whole Blu-ray advantage – some arguments are just too easy.) (PS3, Xbox 360)

Majin-vegeta  +   604d ago
Round 2 "FIGHT".
The_Infected  +   604d ago
I can't wait to see the comments on this one:)

I'd say wait until E3 to see what next gen Xbox Live and PSN brings.
darthv72  +   603d ago
only 1 reason really...
ONline multi player is free. Psn has improved since it started. Both services have improved. It will be interesting to see how both transition to the next Gen.

@battleaxe. Your sentement may ring true for other PS fans but try to have a little respect. The games you list have appeal to others even if they dont to you.

We can be civil to each other for a change.
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BattleAxe  +   603d ago
The main reason why the PSN trumps Xbox Live, is simply because its better, nuff said.....well and also because instead of wasting $60 per year on a service that is free everywhere else, I can take that mony and buy a triple A game like Uncharted or The Last of Us....or God of War 3 or Gran Turismo 5 or Killzone 3 or Infamous or Beyond: Two souls or Resistance: Fall of Man or heavenly Sword...you know, real games, not crap like Gears of War or kids games like Halo or Banjo Kazooi: Nuts and Bolts or Crackdown, or the Gran Turismo wannabe Forza or other kids games like kinectimals or.......I can't think of any other Microsoft games...
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   603d ago
Come on with these crappy articles. People still fighting over this?

Strongman is the anchor that continues to take a dump on this site's credibility /reputation.

As long as Strongman continues to spread BS and start flamewars N4G will never be considered a highly reputable game site instead it'll stay as the HIGHLY laughable website that it already is.

Get rid of people like strong, control the fanboys and maybe, just MAYBE this sites will have a slightly better reputation.
loulou  +   603d ago
lol n4g and credibility dont go together
kreate  +   603d ago
The mods of this site is inconsistent and bias.
They also give bubbles to well known trolls.

And they dont give bubbles to ppl who should be getting them.
U could easily go to other sites.but n4g is still pretty good.

In a way, the fanboys makes this site pretty interesting.
Dont get offended by everything u read on the internet.
Just fyi, youtube has more flamewars than n4g.
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thechosenone  +   603d ago

"PlayStation Home is great and we don't care what anyone says. It's got girls in it and everything"
BeZdaBest  +   603d ago
i only need one reason its Free..

an as long as xbox charges(for cross chat..lol).. the psn will always be better..
T2  +   603d ago
Your right the value is not there for xbl ... There is no difference in clarity or service...
But cross chat is a good thing still I will love it on ps4
ApolloTheBoss  +   603d ago
Lol of course. Strongman WOULD be the one to post this article. Not saying that's a bad thing, Strongman just hilarious.
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Max-Zorin  +   603d ago
Come May 21, the fanboys might start fighting at E3.
Sarobi  +   603d ago
Greg Miller will fight everyone
_QQ_  +   603d ago
I already pay for my internet, I shouldn't have to pay for simply being online.
oOMICHAELOo  +   603d ago
Meh, I'm happy with XBOX Live. Only broke people worry about $50 a year. Most people spend more then that on BS DLC. It's worth it. As a person who owns both a PS3 & 360 personally it's worth the price. Hell in all honestly I've never payed $50 or $60. They are always on sale for like $35 at Walmart, Amazon, or Best Buy so whatever. But the fangirls will bitch on.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   603d ago
I agree, only jobless people whine about a lousy 50$ a year. And like u I have yet to pay more than 40$ for live. The only area I see psn over live is the instant game collection but even that has to be paid for. There's tons of reasons why I think xbl is better than psn but that is all my opinion. Weather xbl is better than psn is subjective.
jdktech2010  +   603d ago
I agree but I also see their point. I've got both systems and pay for xbox live and psn+ (used to be 360 owner only and can't give up the MP titles)

On one side, I pay for a very stable and tried and true online service in xbox live with a lot of friends and features

On the other side I pay the same amount for a less stable and tried and true service (though still fine to play on) and I get a lot of free games (albeit older games). I just started Vanquish and through the first 30 mins, that game is a blast. There's rumors of Arkham City in May which I've been wanting to play since I traded in my disk so that would be awesome.

If I had to pick one, I would go with PSN because I get more for my 50 dollars (give or take some money) than I do with xbox but both are great services.
Foxhound922  +   603d ago
Well considering that you could of bought a new console, or tons of games with the amount you have paid for subscription fees is nothing to sneeze at. We get it, 60 dollars isn't a lot, but over a span of 7 years is it. Also, that's not the point, the point is that you are paying something that you could be getting for free, and paying to be able to use what you already paid for(Internet, Netflix, apps etc). Hey, it's only money right?
jetlian  +   603d ago
not to mention you can get live using bing too. im getting 120 dollars a year from bing and im not running 2 or more accounts!

Thats how I get most of my xbla games. I got over 20 dollars worth ready to be DLed for state of decay, ducktales, D&D,and maybe epic mickey.

I've also gotten a few dollars back since they started the achievement 2%. I think they have been giving me more than 2%.

Also to note psn doesnt have all the same apps as live. Can I get demos on all arcade games sony

cornholio: ps+ isnt free lol
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ErzaScarlet  +   603d ago
Why is this news circling around the internet lately?. Is PSN finally surpassed XBL when it comes to install base?.
dcbronco  +   603d ago
StrongMan has a better imagination than Manti.
RandomDude655  +   603d ago
Who cares? PSN and steam and both great and free. The value of Gold depends on who you ask.
RIP_Cell  +   603d ago
the only thing that's better is that it's free
FRAKISTAN  +   603d ago
I can't beleive people are still comparing the two. PSN already won by being FREE(Online gaming + Social Networking)

you have to pay Microsoft in order to use social networking apps can you believe it?

and than you got PS PLUS(Super EPIC) and Than you will be getting ULTIMATE features like watching a friend play a game on his console from your own console ,if that isn't enough you can post messages on his screen and Wait for it if that isn't enough YOU CAN TAKE CONTROL OF HIS GAME, HOW EPIC IS THAT?

and What about PlayGO, the feature where you can play a game while it is still downloading. FAINTS
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ALLWRONG  +   603d ago
PSN will always be in the shadow of Live. Just about everything on PSN got it's start on Live. The quality of the service has also been proven to be better.
SCW1982  +   603d ago
That quality of service your talking about has been similar for the past 3 years. I play online on my PS3 and have absolutely no connection issues. This whole superior online argument is old.
BitbyDeath  +   603d ago
Good to see Vidzone on the list.
I use it all the time.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   603d ago
10 ways to boost your websites popularity, by choosing a favorite console coinciding with the n4g majority...
MikeyDucati1  +   603d ago
Be nice if the North American region could get something like VidZone.

There's one major reason that trumps all reasons. It's free!!!
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MasterCornholio  +   603d ago
I only need two.

1. Free Online
2. Playstation Plus
DigitalRaptor  +   603d ago
You only need 2 reasons:

1. Sony don't charge you $60 a year for entry fee to play games via P2P (costs them nothing, uses your ISP bandwidth). They don't charge you $60 a year to play games online that you've already payed $60 a pop for.

2. Sony don't charge you for FREE apps every year.

That's all you need, despite the fact that PS+ exists and offers about 300% more for a smaller premium charge. Cross-game chat is free on PS Vita & it will be without doubt on PS4.

And those that think Microsoft can get away with these abominable practices next gen. Well.. that's really up to you guys and the amount of effort you want to make by standing up for your self-respect & consumer rights.
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RIP_Cell  +   602d ago
so how do you feel about Sony charging for cloud saves? that's something that would be useful to everyone yeah? and cloud saves is free on PC.
DigitalRaptor  +   602d ago
Cloud saves.. hmmm. Valve are generous when it comes to things like that.

But talking purely about bandwidth, it costs resources to host such features and store your save data, so I don't mind paying that since it costs the company. Like I said Valve are a generous company in that aspect.

When it comes to an online service, I don't mind paying for advanced features, but for a company to charge for P2P connectivity and free apps? Disgraceful and unequivocally anti-consumer.
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MikeyDucati1  +   598d ago
Sony charges you 50 bucks for Playstation Plus the entire year. This is optional. You get free games monthly, discounts and the ability to cloud save. So I feel just fine about it knowing that I'm paying 50 bucks for everything else, with cloud saves being last on my list. I rather pay 50 bucks for plus than to shell out 60 bucks for Live and THEN have to pay for apps and other bonuses.

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