PlayStation Plus versus Xbox Live Gold (Instant Game Collection/ Games with Gold)

"Everyone who owns either an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3/4 should know about PlayStation Plus or Games with Gold services. Both of them are included as a plus in the monthly subscription fee that Microsoft and Sony implemented a while ago for the ability of playing multiplayer modes on your console."

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staticdash221577d ago

How can you compare a service that's been running for 3 years verse a recently added service?

We all know PS+ offers more value but the trade off is that you need an active membership to play the games. Persoanlly, I'd rather play games the caliber of DmC, Bioshock infinite, and remember me than to get games that are 4-7 years old from Games with gold. Games I finished years ago, but oh yea I get to keep them if I don't have a subscription. Wow, such value!


zeee1577d ago

Even with your /sarcasm, I am not really sure if you are really being sarcastic, confused or stealth trolling?!

When Sony introduced PSN, there was absolutely no comparison between PSN and XBL because to be honest, PSN sucked BIG TIME!

But they kept at it and then came PS Plus. It came, it saw and it conquered. I think times have changed and so have reality and facts.

PSN Plus offers games a hell lot more than XBL. The ONLY thing that made XBL more charming for many was the Cross game chat system and Sony's addressed that with PS4 so perhaps the last point from the page of "XBL Advantages over PSN" has been crossed off.

I am very happy about this and you know why? Because now SONY is going to force MS to come up with a better plan/service. Competition is wonderful and I can't wait to see how MS will try to bounce back and try to reclaim the throne they had back in late 2000s.

staticdash221577d ago

Did you even pay attention to my wording. The sarcasm is about xbox games with gold offering the same or better value than PS+ just because you an keep the games. Like what? What interest do gamers have in re downloading games you probably bought years ago, and other that are dated? There are tradeoffs to every service, and PS+ has its own. But the fat is that the quality of the games that it offers more than make up for that. In no way am I bashing PS+ lol

Kingthrash3601577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

@zee ,agreed
though its yet to be seen what ms does... it costs money to give out free games, ms's way is more of what ever it takes to get money..not give.

also if comparing xbl games with gold verses ps+ its like glass joe verses mike tyson. ps+ easy.

darthv721577d ago

Am I allowed to enjoy both services? Both have offered me games i had not previously owned/played.

I like that both are trying to add more value to their respected services. they are both looking for new ways to entice consumers to sign up while at the same time keep the existing fan base satisfied.

kreate1577d ago


this is a versus article.
U can enjoy both all u want as I do.

But one is better than the other in this situation.

Of course its a opinion.

anyways zee did make a good point about cross game chat being the most advantageous Perk which psn now matches.

Belking1577d ago

"Because now SONY is going to force MS to come up with a better plan/service."

lol..then who forced sony to charge charging for multiplayer? xbl gold is still the top service. remember, if it weren't for xbl there would be no ps plus or psn.

Boody-Bandit1577d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

There really is no comparison any more. PSN is the better value and offers the same services for gamers to jump online and communicate with family, friends or people around the world.

MS needs to step up their game. XBL is more expensive than PS+ and offers very little in return. With the XBOX ONE nearly has everything is behind the pay wall that is XBL. You can't even use Internet Explorer without XBL.

With Sony you are paying for basically an online subscription to get free and discounted products. That and it enables you to game online. Everything but online gaming works without a PS+ subscription on the PS4.

Completely different approaches towards their consumers. Right now it appears Sony is besting MS on nearly every aspect for this new generation of gaming. At least that's how I see things.

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Kayant1577d ago

Exactly this. Well said. As a X360 do wish MS makes the service more like IGC because even thought I missed out on the early years of the X360 the value of getting to keep old games is not appealing at all considering how cheap those games are. I would rather have access to more current & relevant games IMO.

badboy7761577d ago

Change topics! Who's Winning the superbowl???

Sharius1577d ago

the only thing can compare with PS+ is the other PS+, this is the battle between SCEA and SCEE

Boody-Bandit1577d ago

The team with the most points at the end of the game.

mochachino1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

I hope PSN Plus is the future of online game services.

The amount of value I get in free games and discounts far exceeds the price.

I'd pay $10-$15 for Resogun (love that game) and would have paid $15 for Borderlands 2. Both are "free".

I was going to get DMC but low and behold, it's on PSN Plus next month free. And that Brother's game looks very interesting and I will probably download Bioshock Infinite too, sold mine but now kind of feel like a second play through.

So in 2 months PSN Plus more than paid for itself. I never really looked into it before, if I had, I would have bought it a long time ago.

As a former Live user, PSN Plus makes Live look like your paying $60 just to turn your console on - complete rip off.

JBSleek1577d ago

I think Steam like service is likely the future of online game services.

I do see value in PS+ but both services that being XBL and PSN prices for games are outright atrocious when games are still $60 months after release.

One shouldn't have to pay a yearly fee for discounts because they should be more frequent and store wide anyway.

I think a hybrid of all three services would be welcomed and if PSN lowers their prices and offers regular discounts they will be the first to do it.

thehitman1577d ago

I think PS+ crushes Steam in my opinion nothing beats free period. If your a gamer there is no way you can justify not spending 30-50 bucks a year for at least $1000 dollars in games in return across 3 platforms with discounts on top of that to boot. There is just no comparison. Idc what anybody says you dont save like about 1k dollars a year in games on steam.

TheGrimReaper00111576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

wow people, disagrees?
I agree that ps plus is a great service, but steam is just as awesome
While steam doesn't have a premium service as ps plus where they give free games, the sales they have are still damn nice. The sales are better than even games for sale on psn, even with ps plus.
And he is right. For instance
Where I live, devil may cry is still 60 euro. Yes, even now, it's still 60 euro.
Steam? Let me check. 10 euro + free dlc
But I can say, ps plus is still a great service and I would like to have a combination of ps plus and steam where you can choose to pay for "steam plus" and get free games, more discounts and beta access.

mochachino1576d ago (Edited 1576d ago )

I completely agree downloadable game prices are way to high on both Live and PSN, but nothing does beat free.

As a former Live user, I don't see it offering anything that PSN doesn't (at least on PS4) so a combination of PSN Plus and Steam Sale Prices would be the perfect service imo.

SoulSercher6201577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

PS Plus clearly has more value. The games you could get with Games with Gold were either crap or great games everyone played already AND go for $10.

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