Xbox Live Gold versus PS Plus: which is the best value?

If you’re a multiplayer console gamer, an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription is pretty much essential, and even those who tend to stick to single-player can get a fair bit of value from either prospect. Let’s run down the two services and see what each brings to the table.

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DEEBO1595d ago

Sony has the better plan but MS is improving alot.

But having a ps3,vita and ps4 you are getting your money's worth.

xDHAV0K24x1594d ago

not everyone owns all 3. vita sales would tell u that. glad MSFT doesn't own a portable device

JBSleek1595d ago

If you own all three consoles from Sony it's pretty hard to argue against it's value from the simple fact that MS doesn't make a handheld so there would be less content by default.

If you don't then it's really a toss up honestly and I don't think their is a clear winner. Of course there are services you prefer but arguments could be made for both.

KinjoTakemura1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

If the lists of games offered by both services is compared objectively, Playstation Plus is definitely the better value of the two services.

There were 144 games offered for the PS3 by PS Plus since 6/29/2010

There were 12 games offered for the PS4 by PS Plus since 11/15/2014

There have been 44 games offered for the Vita by PS+ since 11/20/2012

And there were 87 games that were offered cross platform PS1, 2, 3, PSP, PSVita by PS+ since 6/29/2010

Total - 287 games offered by PS+ since June 2010. Over the past 4 years, that's an average of 70 games per year, 6 games per month.

Xbox Live Games With Gold - short list

3 games offered on Xbox One
28 games offered for Xbox 360 since 6/10/2013

Basicly 1 year of service, 31 games, average of 3 games per month.

6 games per month vs 3 games per month and PS+ is 10 dollars less.

Need I say more?

hello121595d ago

I wouldn't disagree with last gen. PS3 online was better for gamers. It was free to play online and you got games with playstation plus, even though the 360 had a better online experience. Sony didn't charge people for playing online last gen and i think this helped them a lot last gen realistically.

This gen is still too early to declare a winner. PS4 has lot more variety with games, but lot of them are from the PC (free to play and indie stuff)

Its hard to declare Sony the winner now online isn't free anymore and Microsoft also gives away games for free now too.

Online experience. Microsoft obviously wins there as Sony doesn't offer dedicated servers for first party games. If you're playing on dedicated servers they belong to a third party developer.

BlackTar1871595d ago

Dude PS3 had dedicated servers on a # of games.

MasterCornholio1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

Sorry buddy but PSN has dedicated servers as well. Just because Microsoft has Azure doesn't mean that no one else can have dedicated servers.

Might as well apologize now.

BlackTar1871595d ago


Pretty sure you've never considered psn to be better.

Drekken1595d ago

/thread. End it. You killed it.

bahabeast1595d ago

ps plus on ps3 is pretty damn good and the only reason its lacking on the ps4 is because they maybe want to make as much money as possible before giving games away free.

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