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PSN boss disses Xbox Live's interface, game de-listing

Joystiq.com writes "No sooner does Sony (briefly) improve the PS3 user interface with the much-talked-about version 2.4 firmware update, than some at the company feel cocky enough to start badmouthing the competition's interface. Speaking to Next-Gen, PlayStation Network Director of Operations Eric Lempel took the bait in taking a few moments to compare Sony's redesigned PlayStation Store to Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace."

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Real gamer 4 life3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

I love how the media like to stir the pot, and manipulate the fanboys to get their forces ready for an all out flame war on their forum so that they would gain some hits. To bad the fanboys will fall right to their traps, while being laugh at from behind.

Mr_Showtime13430d ago

If you read the full article, Lempel simply says that the new layout of the PS store is much neater and better displayed than the xbox live market place, which personally I have to agree with, i'm not saying the marketplace is bad, but the newly designed PS Store is superb.

however Joystiq have titled this as if he is making a direct attack at xbox live as a whole.

sonarus3430d ago

psn is free and that is the only advantage they have over live PERIOD. Commence the trash talk after home drops though

Lifendz3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

than Live was. PSN is improving at a faster rate. PSN will have access to Sony's movies, music, television exclusively...and oh yeah..it's free.

By this time next year we'll all be comparing trohpies across a multitude of games, the video store will be thriving, more classic PS1 and PS2 games, and who knows what else.

Cost of LIve membership since 360 launch: almost 200 bucks (ouch)

Cost of PSN account since launch: 0

And I didn't even mention Home cuz most of you seem convinced you'll hate it.

INehalemEXI3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

Theres also mod support and potential for larger more elaborate games for download on PSN like (Warhawk/GT5P). Cosmetically PSN looks great since its update too. To many ads on XBL too.

XBL does have everything in a tight package all good to go, though it does have its limitations. Limits are mostly due to MS wanting to milk its customers for all they can.

jwatt3430d ago

Lets be Humble Sony you were doing good for a while just don't mention anything about the competitiors.

TheExecutive3430d ago

Sonarus, the Trophy concept is far and above the achievements.

INehalemEXI3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

These 2D trophy's are sweet and laying the ground work for Homes 3D trophy's. I want some unique 3D trophy's devs come up with.

*Imagines a Nariko statue trophy*

This 2.4 is good to hold me over till some Firmer firmware updates come and home open beta.

Ureval3430d ago

@Lifendz

Whuuuuu???!!! I own both and thats just NOT true.

Elimin83430d ago

I'm curious as to where you stand on the XboX/PS3 issue.. at one point it seems like you think xbox is be all end all then you give sony praises but then say something negative about them. just curious...

sonarus3430d ago

I like to think i stand neutral...but in reality MGS4, GOW, Gran Turismo make me a sony fanboy. I can't think of any Msoft game that i have any emotional attachment to...except for maybe gears? but that one is kind of Topsy turvy

sticky doja3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

"PSN will have access to Sony's movies, music, television exclusively...and oh yeah..it's free."

The 360 has access to thousands of movies, videos and tv shows right now. Access to these items is free, and while most of them cost to watch some of the movies/shows are free.

I have both systems and I have to say hands down 360 is the best in reguards to interface and content. I was at work though while they released/pulled 2.40 so I don't have the newest update to PSN.

Also I want to see how the PSN handles its content when they reach the point of having as much content as Live has right now.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3430d ago

Maybe Sony should fix their own interface and keep it from bricking systems before they start dissing Live's.

fusionboxer3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

Sorry, but if 360 users get mad over what Sony said about Lives interface then they better not ever get in a diss match.

I mean if Joystiq considers "Depending on what type of UI you have you can accommodate a lot of titles" a diss then they must have the worst comebacks ever or have never heard any good ones. Damn wannabe kotaku.

In fact nothing he says even sounds like a hit towards Live other then the fact the man is doing his job as a marketing exec and promoting recent improvements.

Master Mike3429d ago

... That the XBL Marketplace is in dire need of a search bar (especially when you're looking a movie or TV show).

Time_Is_On_My_Side3429d ago

I own both too and I think it's pretty valid.

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Salvadore3430d ago (Edited 3430d ago )

This one is seriously going to get ugly *Pulls on flame protective suit*.

@Mr_Showtime1

Yeah, that looks like Anti Flame X2 model 200,000 with extra protective layer of dragon skin... saw that one in Walmart and it sure as hell is expensive.

TheDeadMetalhead3430d ago

it looks like we're going to need a few Fire Extinguishers

*calls Fire Department*
*calls Mario and FLUDD*
*calls Sub-Zero*

Okay, I think we're ready, lol :)

rucky3430d ago

After every crap M$ (Shane Kim to be precise) said about how they're hot sh!t compared to Sony now when Sony does it they suddenly say they're dissing the competition? And I don't recall any of those comments by Shane Kim ever going to Kotaku or Joystiq articles. These sites are just unbelievable.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI3430d ago

Hardly dissing the 360s marketplace interface, he just saying it isn't the best way to do it.