PlayStation Plus vs. Xbox Live – Which will earn your money?

Who will earn your money? When it comes to online services, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold have set the standard. With the PS4 and Xbox One launching soon, which service are you going with and why? PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold?

What is PlayStation 4 breaks down the differences, positives, and negatives of PlayStation Plus verses Xbox Live Gold in the next generation.

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mewhy321412d ago

Playstation Plus. without a second thought.

xHeavYx1412d ago

I agree, it's not even a fair fight. The value you get with PS+ is unmatched

PoSTedUP1412d ago

great free games each month for ps3, vita and PSP, plus free indies. really, what more can you ask for? ohyeah, free PlayStation 4 games! it's an attack of the free games!!!

Army_of_Darkness1412d ago

I have 10 months left of ps+ which means that I will still have it when the PS4 comes out so I'm sure you know where I'm going with this ;-)

Majin-vegeta1412d ago

ohyeah, free PlayStation 4 games! it's an attack of the free games!!!

I feel you man.ATTACK ATTACK

darthv721412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Its really a one sided argument. having been a long time gold member, it wasnt until this past feb that I signed up for +. since then i have gotten many great games with the service.

My renewal isnt until may of next year and I will still get a plethora of great games for ps3, vita and soon ps4.

I am still a gold member and, surprisingly, will continue to be a gold member because the thought of gaming without gold is pretty hard to imagine. just like it would be hard to imagine gaming without +.

what can i say, im hooked on both services.

kickerz1412d ago

Value vs quality.... I take quality

PoSTedUP1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )


i know, me too, PS+ is just unmatched in terms of quality. and look, we're also getting the best value too! see you on psn, add me, psnid: StreetVeteran

@majin- ROFL!! ...literally! lol.

kickerz1412d ago

"Unmatched" lol, sure u choose the right word there champ?

redwin1412d ago

Lol, it's funny that Sony said you don't need online gaming much less a paid service, and now they have both. But, if ps+ is soo good! why do they have to bring you in with free stuff. I think that if you have a good product you don't have to give stuff away to bring people in. Lol, you don't see BMW, MERCEDES, APPLE, LEXUS, giving stuff away like Mazda, Mitsubishi, blackberry. I think that what ever you pick it will be good FOR YOU!

xHeavYx1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

You forgot to add reasons why PS+ is not unmatched, you know... facts? But you are forgiven, most Xbox fans have a hard time coming up with facts
Still better than having to pay for Gold to use Skype, which is free, or Netflix, which you already pay a subscription for

BoriboyShoGUN1412d ago

People like you @Redwin is why Xbox feels entitled to screw their fan base. The consumer drives the market thats why XBOX is flip flopping on everything!!!!!! Even with PS giving away free games they still make plenty of money thats the way it should be.

AgentSmithPS41412d ago


Funny vid but the hulu ads made me feel like peter getting his clothes torn off, but instead of puppies hulu was trying to rape me :(.

hiredhelp1412d ago

Playstation was free to play online now that has changed because cost of keeping a Free service COSTS.

However sony maybe chooseing to charge for the service but that money gets used for US the gamers such as upkeep development ect.
Not to mention free games.

Now i cant speak for car companys as they dont do games but as a apple ipad owner yeh apple gives free stuff just like andriod FREE games.

Get your head out your butt buy ps4 maybe you see for yourself. Foolish comment

kickerz1412d ago

Mate ur the one who said ps+ value is unmatched. Umm so steam dosnt match this? They have awesome deals every day. Xbox live I'm getting 2 free games every month (maybe not the best games but still) and now with 300 000 dedicated servers I'm gonna say Xbox live will be where the quality online gaming will be at.
Honestly u guys can disagree as much as u want. TRUTH HURTS

xHeavYx1412d ago

You are so desperate that you talk about steam, how sad.
Then you talk about free games from 2003 and the cloud...
But you are right, the truth hurts,I hope you recover soon

redwin1412d ago

@ hiredhelp, I can make more than an informed decision, I've had every system since 1982 and I can tell you this, the only thing that Xbox is guilty of is being too ahead of its time and I can prove it. Did you read the what the PS executive said? That the next PS is gonna be a paid service? That's : Xbox Live, DRM, no cd's, cloud. That sounds like the original One, oh, no kinect but they'll have it in their TV, samsung already does and direct tv. I have Sony for their exclusives, I have Xbox for their exclusives and to play online, lots of people do the same. ask people that gave both systems. I'll have them both this Xmas .

kickerz1412d ago

What's sad is u claim ps+ is unmatched yet there are other networks which are just as good if not better (including ..steam.. I said it again)
I also like how u downplay the cloud, yet there having been many developers claiming how good it will be for gaming.

Sono4211411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

N4G should almost make it an option to remove bubbles for being an xbox fanboy because honestly it's really not a positive thing.

Just look at redwin and kickerz... they're so delusional it's actually kinda scary.. it's like there's a Microsoft cult following.

Id say they're on some serious koolaid but this seems more like they're getting straight from the tits Microsoft breast milk.

OT: This seriously isn't even a question.. stop with the flamebait articles. It only brings out the most pathetic and desperate fanboys out of hiding... you know who i'm talking about.. btw wheres jokes? ;)

malokevi1411d ago

Seems to me like shoveling free games at its users is the only thing ps+ has going for it. Personally, I buy games when I want them, so as far as functionality and value, I'll take Xbox Live. I have had a front row seat to the turmoil that has been PSN this generation.

I'll subscribe to PSN as soon as it becomes necessary, but I want to hold off as long as I can. Luckily I can play f2p games on psn without a subscription, which is all I need out of it for the time being.

Xbox Live has always been 1 step ahead in terms of functionality, and it doesn't look like that's about to change.

Sono4211411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

What did I just say? It attracts the most pathetic fanboys..

Now malokevi is here spitting nonsense.. smh

Atleast give me the option to bubble down for being ignorant or just flat out spewing bs.. people like malokevi could then finally be silenced.

The reasons we get for being able to bubble down are stupid.. shouldn't they be the opposite of the bubble ups? If we can bubble up people for being "intelligent" can't we bubble down people for being ignorant/stupid? It doesn't make sense.

I have no problem people stating their own opinions but if it's simply being ignorant and trying to pass of lies/opinion as fact... that's where I draw the line, it also gets me when their "opinion" contradicts facts. Malokevi i'm looking at you.

johndoe112111411d ago


If xbox live is soooo good why are they giving away free games with gold? If the xbox one is sooooo good why are they giving away fifa and forza for free?

The_Con-Sept1411d ago

@ Redwin: The point of PS Plus is MORE GAMES. Huge discounts, special offers, timed trials of games.

XBL is only used to play your games online...... Sure PS4 now requires it but seriously.... Just to play games online....

Meanwhile I'm playing Shadow of the collosus.

kickerz1411d ago

@Sono and heavy - so ur pretty much calling me a delusional pathetic fanboy for saying Xbox live is better. GEZZZ man calm down. I didn't run over a kitten or anything. Either way I guess we will have to agree to disagree. No hard feelings. I respect ur opinion. All in all u will be enjoying ps+ on ur ps4 and I will be enjoying Xbox live on my xb1. Why are we arguing about this. Peace out

strifeblade1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Hey guys im a cheap poor son of a gun. Can you guys reccommend me which system is cheaper and gives me free games so i can leech off the industry? Im really stupid and dont know nothing about anything.

Kryptix1411d ago


Well, the Xbox 360 is currently cheaper and also gives you 2 free games from 2006 for $60. There you go, since it looks you like it when the industry makes you pay for services that don't give you value. Good luck paying for $70 a year when the Kinect spying/data collection program fails.

malokevi1411d ago


you may be looking at me, but you just said a whole lot of nothin. Could have trimmed that whole thing down to 0 sentences and still conveyed the same though.

Take a pill, dude. Life isn't so bad.

dmeador1411d ago

PS+ is easily better in terms of free stuff. Some amazing games, and good discounts. Xbox live only has free games till the holidays, but still has some good discounts. I also find It much easier to navigate and use apps on Live, PS+ still needs to revamp the UI.

The biggest thing that I haven't heard anyone talk about, but is the biggest factor (I would think for anyone) is the quality of the actual service. Can I get online, will I get kicked, how stable is the connection. This is the biggest factor (UI being second) and the reason I have always preferred Live. Very rarely have I not been able to connect, and when I have it has been very easy to diagnose the problem. With + I have randomly dropped many more times, and just more problems in general. Not to mention that month were I couldn't play at all.

If Sony works on the user experience/keeps good games coming, it will be the king next gen in that department . The problem I see is that they cant release older games for the PS4 for a while for pretty obvious reasons, so I'm not sure how that model will work for them.

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mistertwoturbo1412d ago

Which will earn your money? Whichever the console that is bought. It's not like I'm going to buy a PS4 and think, "Gee should I get PS+ or Xbox Live?"

showtimefolks1412d ago

i think i will go with plus but competition will heat up between the 2 console makers so both services will receive great content

end of the day whichever one you choose its good

osprey191412d ago

Are u serious? Ps plus was hacked multiple times, its lost alot of credibility, especially when it came out that it lost a load of players personal data. Have xbox live ever done this?

adventureghost1241412d ago

Yes, except the entire world didn't blame them for it because xbox was popular at the time

Sono4211411d ago

Except it was hacked once and the only info stolen was nothing you couldn't get off of facebook.. while on xbox it is INCREDIBLY easy to hack.. all you need is a sata cable.. try to educate yourself next time please? thanks ;)

johndoe112111411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

I posted this already but the genius that you are, you probably missed it.