Submitted by IraqCombatVet 657d ago | article

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. (Next-Gen, PS4, Xbox One)

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mewhy32  +   657d ago | Well said
Playstation Plus. without a second thought.
xHeavYx  +   657d ago
I agree, it's not even a fair fight. The value you get with PS+ is unmatched
PoSTedUP  +   657d 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_Darkness  +   657d 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-vegeta  +   657d ago
ohyeah, free PlayStation 4 games! it's an attack of the free games!!!

I feel you man.ATTACK ATTACK

darthv72  +   657d 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.
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kickerz  +   657d ago
Value vs quality.... I take quality
PoSTedUP  +   657d 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.
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kickerz  +   657d ago
"Unmatched" lol, sure u choose the right word there champ?
redwin  +   657d 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!
xHeavYx  +   657d 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
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BoriboyShoGUN  +   657d 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.
AgentSmithPS4  +   657d 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 :(.
hiredhelp  +   657d 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
kickerz  +   657d 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
xHeavYx  +   657d 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
redwin  +   657d 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 .
kickerz  +   657d 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.
Sono421  +   657d 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? ;)
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malokevi  +   657d 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.
Sono421  +   657d 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.
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johndoe11211  +   657d 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-Sept  +   657d 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.
kickerz  +   657d 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
strifeblade  +   657d 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.
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Kryptix  +   657d 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.
malokevi  +   657d 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.
dmeador  +   657d 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.
mistertwoturbo  +   657d 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?"
showtimefolks  +   657d 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
osprey19  +   657d 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?
adventureghost124  +   657d ago
Yes, except the entire world didn't blame them for it because xbox was popular at the time
Sono421  +   657d 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 ;)
johndoe11211  +   657d ago
I posted this already but the genius that you are, you probably missed it.

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wiz7191  +   657d ago
@johndoe1121 xbox live wasn't hacked , what messed people up was falling for those fake websites claiming to give you free gold subscription and or free Xbox live points if you entered your account information ..
osprey19  +   657d ago
Really? How many times has xbox live been that badly compromised that it had to shut down temporarily? Don't focus on what could happen but what has happened. Ps plus has been compromised, xbl hasn't.
osprey19  +   657d ago
And if that wasn't enough, as many others on here have already stated, xbl is by far the better service, ps pluses plan is to just throw a few free games at customers and nothing else. Xbl has free games and excellent multiplayer.
adventureghost124  +   656d ago
do you seriously not remember when they completely shut down this spring and tried to cover it up? It was literally all over N4G
jamsam360  +   657d ago
That's all I am hearing about is the free games, never anything about the service it self! Xbox live definitely is the better service. But for free shit you do not keep is PS+.
otherZinc  +   657d ago

This guy wrote an entire biased article about PSN & LIVE, insinuating M$ doesn't care about gaming online, when SONY does. Claiming M$ only cares about TV........



Why did he not mention this^^^!
otherZinc  +   657d ago
Also, if you don't want to experiment with the many features of the XBOX ONE, don't. Play games over 300,000 servers!
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Majin-vegeta  +   657d ago
But how many if are those a real servers and not virtual servers??Think before you speak kiddo.
jamsam360  +   657d ago
Because you took offense to the truth you must be a PS Fanboy! Bet if sony said they had 400,000 servers you would not say what you did. It would sound like PS4 Is superior best online service by far! Shut up and play with you r PS4 and leave your comments to your self!
Kryptix  +   657d ago
You're paying for a service with servers that haven't been online yet since 2005? Damn, now I know why Microsoft feels like they can do whatever they want because their fanboys eat anything up.
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BallsEye  +   657d ago
LOl a sony fan site comparing psn+ to XBL...even the headers are biased. What a stupid comparison.
TheKayle1  +   657d ago
if u r a single player lover...ps+ if u love multiplayer u cant go wihtout xbl...and ps+ have nothing to show

this is the truth
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WeaseL  +   657d ago
"With the PS4 and Xbox One launching soon, which service are you going with and why?"

I'm getting XBLG to go with my PS4

yellowgerbil  +   657d ago
PS+ is giving me 2 free ps4 games at launch. that right there earns my money.
PS+ has given me a library of about 10 vita games for the day I eventually buy a vita.
games for gold is a joke, Rainbow 6 vegas lol I'll enjoy my Kingdom of Amalar any day over that relic.
Pogmathoin  +   657d ago
PS+ for the freebies..... Gold for MP...... Simple, both worth it....
black0o  +   657d ago
in term of MP they are the same
Pogmathoin  +   657d ago
Its decent, but I feel gold is more polished.... Personal preference.
n4rc  +   657d ago
Kind of a dumb comparison... Which to get? How bout which ever works with the console you buy? Lol

PS+ is a different animal now... There isn't a huge catalog of games to give away..

As it stands, xbl offers a better online experience imo.. Ive used both.. But we'll have to see what improvements sony rolls out and take another look at it..
Karpetburnz  +   657d ago
Xbox fanboys always said XBL was better because of Cross game chat, now PSN has that so IMO PSN has caught up.

XBL does have 300,000 servers, but that basically only allows developers to have dedicated servers for their games if they choose to pay Microsoft from what ive heard, i could be wrong.

and it was confirmed that CoD Ghosts will have dedicated servers for both consoles, so PSN will most likely have dedicated servers for plenty of games.

overall the online play will be indenticle.
johndoe11211  +   657d ago
what multiplayer experience does live have that psn does or will not have when the ps4 comes out?
Majin-vegeta  +   657d ago
IMO should have done a list of stuff locked behind PS+ and xbox live and then stuff not locked behind PS+ and xbox live.

OT:PS+ without a doubt.
IraqCombatVet  +   657d ago
Great idea! I'm going to look into that because I think the results might be interesting.
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Parapraxis  +   657d ago
Not really "interesting"
MP is behind a paywall on PS4...that is all.
On the Xbox One, pretty much every service/app, is behind Gold.
n4rc  +   657d ago
So what?

People make way too big a deal out of this... If you can't be bothered to buy PS+, then chances are all those free features are useless to you..

You arent buying a ps4 to watch netflix.. If you have the internet access, then odds are you want to play online too..

Same with sharing... Share what with who?

It may not be physically required to usr these features, but they are nonetheless pretty useless without it
Sono421  +   657d ago

It's a big deal because my 360 just recently for some idiotic reason decided to delete my profile data (Seriously just randomly deleted it all) and I couldn't remember my information to save my life (Which doesn't effect me so much now because I gave my 360 to my brother which is part of the reason I don't remember it) but the main reason he used the xbox was to watch netflix because we cut our cable and he doesn't have a computer of his own.. and now since I can't recover my account (Tried many times) he can't even watch netflix.. the 360 is basically useless to him.

So what do you suggest? I create a new account and pay another $60 for live when it was just renewed about a month ago? I don't think so. Microsoft is not screwing me out of anymore money. Stop being a fanboy.. people are upset because there is NO REASON for them to be behind the pay wall and it is an inconvenience.. let's say you DO want the Xbox One for an entertainment device and not for gaming online... guess what your going to have to get gold just to be able to use a service you already pay for. now stfu and gtfo with that fanboy bullish. Everybody defending microsoft and their greedy decisions/policys is an ignorant fuck. Go ahead and bubble down for bad language because I hurt your feelings. The truth hurts.

Brand loyalty for the loose.
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gameonbro  +   657d ago
you mean the stuff that's been done before?
Majin-vegeta  +   657d ago
Really link??
BoriboyShoGUN  +   657d ago
PS4 multiplayer you do need a plus membership. But if the game is free you can access multiplayer and all the features without plus. Games like DC Universe, Warframe, Blacklight, Warthunder etc. XBOX ONE everything including the DVR feature is behind the Live paywall!
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n4rc  +   657d ago
And since everyone even remotely interested in any of those features will get gold to play online anyways.. So will ps4 owners..

So what exactly is your point?

The only people that won't get gold or PS+ are the people not online... So game DVR, sharing and Netflix are all out of the question anyways
NoLongerHereCBA  +   657d ago
I'm getting (just like I have now) XBLG, since I am going for an xbox one (and have an xbox 360). The only reason is so that I can play online and that it is a good service overall. With the Xbox One being able to skype with my GF while playing a game is also a plus.

For the free games PS+ is the best thing. Another plus of Playstation itself is that you don't have to pay for apps that are normally also free. It is totally insane that Skype and IE will be behind the XBLG paywall. It's a shame that I have to give props to playstation for something like this which shouldn't be necessary.
IraqCombatVet  +   657d ago
I'm in the same boat. XBLG for more social and entertainment (all my family is on Live) and PS Plus for free games and well...gaming!

Both are great services. I've had Xbox Live since the original Xbox but PlayStation Plus is beyond worth it. Not just the free games but cloud storage, and the ability to download updates while my PS3 is shut down (which is priceless). I smile every time I turn on my PS3 and it lists all my updates and I just go straight to doing what I want to do.
Tooly  +   657d ago
lol i like how yall keep saying social when the new ps4/psn is build in social.its like the facebook of gaming the wole damn ui is realtime.
OT:ps+ for me
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black0o  +   657d ago
u cant even share stuff on twitter nor FB and u call that social .. lol

PSN since 2011 has become more reliable connected and does a lot of cross-plat unlike XL
RyanShutup  +   657d ago
You can talk to your girlfriend and play games at the same time!? HOW!? Also, she's going to be watching your face flickering and staring all dead eyed and creepy... dunno bro... proceed with caution.
NoLongerHereCBA  +   657d ago
Haha a little bit of luck I guess :P
mattdillahunty  +   657d ago
"It is totally insane that Skype and IE will be behind the XBLG paywall. It's a shame that I have to give props to playstation for something like this which shouldn't be necessary."

as far as stuff that shouldn't be necessary, you can add paying to play online. and that goes for both systems. screw paying to play online, i'll be buying neither subscription if/when i get a next gen console.
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NoLongerHereCBA  +   657d ago
I understand what you mean. Paying to play sucks, but it is what it is for consoles, nothing to do about it I'm afraid.
Dlacy13g  +   657d ago
this is also known as "which system are you buying" as owners of either next gen system would be silly not to buy their online services.
gameonbro  +   657d ago
^this. i'm laughing at the previous comments as if they had a choice.
IraqCombatVet  +   657d ago
True but someone may buy both systems and get Xbox Live Gold so they aren't so restricted and have the Free PSN service because they do all their online gaming with Xbox One and a gaming PC. Just one example. I had free PSN for the longest and only kept Xbox Live Gold. Didn't want two subscription services at the time and was skeptical about PS Plus.
TechMech2  +   657d ago
I'm getting Xbox live, just cause it has been more reliable to me in the past
lfPetrini  +   657d ago
I don't know why all those disagrees, XBL has almost never gone off for maintenance and have never had any big issue with personal data leaks. We can't say the same for PS3.
TechMech2  +   657d ago
Well said
mushroomwig  +   657d ago
At this point I'm invested in PlayStation Plus so I may as well stay with it.
drsfinest72  +   657d ago
Xbox live
hankmoody  +   657d ago
Been with XBL for ten years and I'll be sticking with it, especially with the news that the size of their server farm has increased exponentially.

As for signing up for PS+, that will depend on when I decide to get a PS4, which will be further down the road.
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cyberninja  +   657d ago
+ 4 me
nosferatuzodd  +   657d ago
Me too
ziggurcat  +   657d ago
both will, actually.
vega275  +   657d ago
Xbox one first then I will pick up the ps4 next year.
TechMech2  +   657d ago
I like how people diasgree with your opinion on this site. Oh the fanboys
vega275  +   657d ago
Frankly I don't care about this console wars. I'm getting both systems. Should it really matter to them which one I get first. I like the Xbox one launch line up better but I'm still getting a ps4 when they have more then just one game I'm interested in. Which is deep down
redwin  +   657d ago
It happens, do you know what will happen to you if you say that the xbone started the achievements and it's the best. It's the console that started the online multiplayer and started it all. I remember when everyone was demonizing the box for the broadband requirement, hard drive, paid subscription. In about 5 years I can see the Xbox One.5, no discs. I will love it.
TechMech2  +   657d ago
I can see a all digital Xbox one in the future, and it may come soon. If games become cloud powered, and online only, the online only digital future will happen. I don't think its a bad thing, but just a change in the convention system of gaming that most consumers may not be ready for. I would have bought an Xbox one without the one eighties.
Nilbog_Juney3  +   657d ago
@redwin Microsoft didn't start console online gaming. Although not as big, the Sega Dreamcast and also PlayStation 2 had online gaming.
redwin  +   657d ago
@techmech I couldn't agree with u more. I love the original Xbox One, my only problem was the 24 hrs check, i think Xbox is way ahead in the future .@ nilbog, you are correct about the dream cast but that modem was slow. People might think that PS was the first with the DVD too. It was turboFx16 remember that? It had street fighter you were able to play with Ryu. My favorite game was Y's books 1&2, ha! Good old days.
colonel179  +   657d ago
The moment Xbox Live has FREE apps such as Netflix, Skype, etc and FREE to play games behind a Paywall, for me, it loses all its value whatsoever. Why would anyone pay to access an app (such as Netflix) and then pay for a subscription of that app?.. I don't care if you are a millionaire, but paying for free services or twice (in case of Netflix, and F2P) just because Microsoft say so? That's really messed up.
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wiz7191  +   657d ago
For both consoles your gonna pay regardless to play online so certain apps being behind a paywall doesn't even matter.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   657d ago
ps+ already has my money. and its worth every cent
pete007  +   657d ago
im continuing with Xboxlive, as a natural evolution, i´ve been there since original one, when sony still dreamed of a network infrastructure, then we saw natural quality jump last gen to live version 2 against psn1 and later psn1.5,
now really cant wait to live version 3 and see what effectivelly does better against psn. after trying both xboxlive and psn theres absolutelly no way back to sonys network. just my 2 cents
BlackTar187  +   657d ago
live and PSN are not that different. Both provide me with online MP that works equally on both.

On topic i will have both because i play online MP. So i chose both. The question is which one provides betrer value is open for debate but imo you shouldn't make a claim that live is so much better then psn+ and not have a valid reason. As a multi console owner i get on and play MP just fine with both systems.

Cross chat is obviously the big one here for this gen
TheRealHeisenberg  +   657d ago
I've played on both and felt Live had a smoother service but ultimately went solely with PSN because it was free. I subscribed to PS+ and could not be happier with the "free" content I have access to. I will most likely stick with Ps+ only next gen.

Xbox Live = better service
PS+ = better value.
DigitalRaptor  +   657d ago
So pete, basically what you're saying is, you're bedazzled by Xbox Live on the 360 right and you can't go back to PSN on PS3 (even though the games speak for themselves)?

So now that PS4's network is a large milestone ahead of what the PS3 and 360 offer in terms of online functionality, suddenly that will be: "no going back to that", even though it's miles better than the current PSN and XBL in terms of feature set alone?

This is exactly the kind of loyalist logic you Xbox folk hold. Comparing a last gen network in PS3, and believing it will translate to PSN being sub-par when Sony have shown their feature set and it blows any current gen network out of the water. Ridiculous. What is there "going back to" about PS4's newer and vastly, vastly more advanced online network infrastructure?
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pete007  +   657d ago
Sorry, didnt mention ps+ next gen. WheN i try i can have à better idea.
djplonker  +   657d ago
after 5 years of gold this gen and one year of ps plus its a simple choice!

ps plus free games (that are not 6+ years old)

no adverts

and far less hooting dickholes on ps than on xbox!
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redwin  +   657d ago
It's interesting that you are the only one here that used profanity. Which one you are using again?
djplonker  +   657d ago
I am scottish so I get a free pass to swear :3
lfPetrini  +   657d ago
For me it has to be security over free games. XBL is the obvious choice.
BlackTar187  +   657d ago
XBL isn't secure dude.
lfPetrini  +   657d ago
It might not be secure but history proves it is way less vulnerable than competition.
DigitalRaptor  +   657d ago
Expand upon why you think Xbox security is significantly better?

At this moment in time, if Xbox Live was hacked, it would be level pegging with PSN in regards to security. If a hacker wants in, they will get in, which is why the US government has been hacked.

And no... history is circumstantial. It proves nothing, as you're ignoring all the variables that you would have to take into account to determine absolute proof. and you provide none, which doesn't help.
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xboned_you  +   657d ago
Lol PlayStation plus was intended to provide free content so duh it would offer more free stuff but as far as multiplayer their is no competitor "doesn't even need the Xbox title and you know what it is when they say LIVE!! You can't even be in a party on PlayStation lol
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BlackTar187  +   657d ago
other then party system on live nothing is better on live.
xboned_you  +   657d ago
Do a checklist of multiplayer features and see who has to play catch up.. LIVE is the clear multiplayer winner! But if you want free games then PSN is the way to go I guess. All about what you value more... Better online experience or more bang for you buck! Guess PlayStation is about the gamers and Xbox is about the Online Gamers! Lol so funny how you LIVE is in a class of its own when it comes to multiplayer so ppl compare the free games lol!!!
BlackTar187  +   657d ago
Do a checklist for me please. better online experience outside of cross game chat is equal. Both my systems play MP the same way outside of party chat.

I mean what can you find that says otherwise?
DigitalRaptor  +   657d ago
Man, here we go again with the Xbox folk comparing current gen networks and expecting that PS4's network doesn't have most of the things that XBL has, since PS Vita has a lot of it already, and for free.

And the funny thing is, not only are you naively underestimating Sony's online presence with PS4, but Sony has built their next gen console around online connectivity, so... bang, there goes any point you had.

So PS4's online network being KEY to console features and game functionality, as well as unprecedented value. Yeah PS+ wins hands down on value alone. No free features behind a paywall and all MAJOR xbox live features outside of the paywall too. Your attempts are cute, but naive and ultimately futile.

Facepalm doesn't cut it. I'm thinking face-shoe.
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BallsEye  +   657d ago

Could say same about you. You keep on forgetting you will not be getting any free games on ps4 for a loooooooong time for your psn+ subscription. Another thing is you forget how much more advanced XO live is compared to Xbox360. While PSN+ in ps4 catched up on xbox360 live and expanded in few areas, XO xbox live just went another generation of online gaming ahead of psn+
DigitalRaptor  +   655d ago
@ BallsEye

What can you say the same about me? Me not believing in the smoke and mirrors PR bus of "the cloud" that is Microsoft? Fine, I'm glad I'm not one of the credulous ones.

Your entire comment here is an unsubstantiated heap of hot garbage.

1) Free games on PS+ are as follows:
- RESOGUN (Housemarque)
- Elder Scrolls Online Beta (Bethesda)
- DriveClub: PS+ Edition (SCE)
- Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)
- Outlast (Red Barrels)
- Secret Ponchos (Switchblade Monkeys)

Then there's this trailer http://www.youtube.com/watc... that pretty much confirms Watch_Dogs and Destiny as games that will feature in the Instant Game Collection at some point in the first year.

Then you have the fact that Sony has confirmed a "featured game" each month to download, with DriveClub as the launch month's feature.

And you're COMPLETELY overlooking the fact that your PS+ membership provides value across 3 platforms. If you already have PS+ for PS3 or Vita you're getting exceptional value already.

So yeah... 5 or so games near enough to the launch window. And what makes up for a new console with minimal content to give away? Loads and loads of great free-to-play games that don't even require PS+ to play them:

- DC Universe Online available to download and play at launch
- Blacklight: Retribution available to download and play at launch
- Planetside 2 available to download and play in the launch window
- Warframe available to download and play at launch
- Warthunder available to download and play at launch

That content may not be for you, but don't say that there are no games coming to Plus on PS4, because the facts STRONGLY disagree.

A brief lesson for you: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

2) Tell me how much more advanced XO online is to 360. Go on. Meanwhile you completely ignore the huge list of advancements Sony has made to bring an amazing online network to PS4, and have it tie into their console and other devices and consoles in amazing ways. Unsurprised.

3) Again. How did Xbone's online go "a generation ahead" of PSN for PS4?

You folks are outrageously devoted to delusion. See what I mean about you Xbox fanboys clinging on whilst grasping at straws, throwing misinformation around like it's going out of style. Try harder and research into things, and you'd be surprised about how far off you are.
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4logpc  +   657d ago
Kinda a dumb question.

if you get ps4 your getting plus....if you get Xbox one you get XBL....pretty simple.
BobBelcher  +   657d ago
I can buy games digitally, and they're actually my games.
Plus, both consoles do juuust about the same things, XBL does it better though.
BlackTar187  +   657d ago
Bob what does this mean? Wen i buy games on PS4 they arn't my games?
BobBelcher  +   657d ago
sure, just don't buy it digitally.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   657d ago
Okay but how useful is your Xbox without live???
If you maintain your plus membership it will never be an issue. And games that are given for free will always be playable and accessible, as well as the rest of the features of the system!
mhunterjr  +   657d ago
The same can be said about live... If you plan on using your subscription to play online, you'll never care that other services are behind a pay wall.
DigitalRaptor  +   657d ago
What is your Xbone with XBL? An offline console, with no additional media functionality due to it ALL being hidden behind a paywall.

What is your PS4 without PS+? A PS4 that can do EVERYTHING it's designed to, except playing games online.

If you can't see the difference, then you're a little bit slow.
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mhunterjr  +   657d ago
As true as your statement is, that fact doesn't matter to folks who intend to play online. This is a discussion about what people can do when they have a subscription, not what they can do without one.
PFFT  +   657d ago
XBL and PS+. Planing on getting both systems.
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buynit  +   657d ago
I will have both as well but still not sure if i will have both online services, i guess i can wait and see how the online plays out but i am leaning towards ps plus just cause of all the free Game!
LEOPARD1030  +   657d ago
Plus is amazing, the best product in videogames ever made, I downloaded more of 40 games including AAA games like: Uncharted 3, Deus Ex, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs, Xcom, Infamous 2, Gravity Rush, Wipeout, Ratchet and Clank, Just Cause 2, Virtua Fighter, Borderlands, Street Fighter, Bioshock 2,etc
TheRealHeisenberg  +   657d ago
I have to agree. I never played ICO or SoC before and now I have access to what are considered some of the all time great games.
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buynit  +   657d ago
This is going to def. Be a hard choice for me but if i had to choose right now, it would be ps plus.. You just get so many damn free Games and Discounts! It has also kept my vita Alive...
ezop  +   657d ago
stupid article .. it should be "Are you Playstation users ready to pay up!!", XBL users have been paying for years, what now PSN has decided to charge every PS user to play online (except F2P) ..

bottom line is you pay to play online .. Yea!!!! we get FREE games (THERE IS NO FREE!! YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PLAY)
buynit  +   657d ago
The amount of games and discounts you get by the end of the year far out weighs what we pay to play, hence the free games..
ZeV  +   657d ago
Playstation Plus wins by far...MS is totally out of competition in this point...

Sony wins everything on nextgen...
gamer2013  +   657d ago
XBL is a great reliable service full of quality MS doesn't need to bribe it's customers with free stuff. After all the free PSN+ games that are of interest have been played what's left? Just an inferior service.
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mhunterjr  +   657d ago
There's no argument that Sony has surpassed MS in terms of value with PSN. Hopefully now that a subscription is required, Sony will improve the reliability of the network.

Since I'm probably going to get a xb1 before a ps4, I'm hoping the added pressure from Sony will force Microsoft to improve the value of Xbox live. If that doesnt happen by the time I pick up a PS4, i'd switch subscriptions. Gotta love competition.
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