How do the competing game console's new movie online movie services stack up against each other? Let's examine the advantages and disadvantages of Netflix on Xbox LIVE vs. Sony's PlayStation Video Store.
and there internet movies suck. I never use it. The picture quality sucks. Plus you could always stream netflix movies to the xbox 360.
Judging by your name 'PS3ROCKS' i wouldn't of thought you would say anything positive about netflix seeing as they are now in partnership with microsoft. Anyway on topic i feel the PS3 version of the video store could be better. I really don't know why, i think i just feel sony's ps3 is more of the multimedia machine and an online video store suites it well especially with all the film studios they have and the success of blu ray. The online downside is EU dont get it until 2009. >=0/
It should be PS Video store versus Live's video store....And live already wipes the floor with them. I mean there are already THOUSANDS of movies, shows and other goodies already available from Live. Netflix is just icing on the cake! Adding 1000's more movies that will attract mass market consumers.
this article is ajoke xbox 360 has had a video store for months now it should be xbox video store+netflix vs sony videostore
Ps3 video store wins easy, ps3 video sotre is FREE to go on, xbox 360 you need to pay to go on (gold membership), also ps3 has better viraety of content already then 360, as well as ps3 has anime
Using either system for digital distribution is weak compared to just buying/renting a blu-ray or DVD version of the movie/show. If I wanted to not leave my house to watch a movie, I'll just pick something off of On-Demand. No need to wait for the DL or deal with crappy quality.
B-Rein Every online service on the 360 is free. Demos, videos, chat, leaderboards, downloads, videochat, etc. The only missing feature if you dont have Gold is online play. Every other service is free.
Netflix onlime movies are high quality and they are instant click and watch (zero download), I think you just told a fib
YOU CAN STREAM HD FROM THE VIDEO STORE FROM SONY. ON THE FLIP. NO HD VIDEO STREAMING FROM MICROSOFT. BTW: PS3ROCKS kid is right most of netflix's 'watch instantly' content is old movies. And only 2 good TV show (The Office - New Radio)
I do think the movies available for STREAMING are pretty weak from Netflix. There are a few diamonds in the rough but for the most part they're mostly older movies. While downloading Dexter it did take me a while and quality wasn't that great (but the show was awesome). Edit: @ chronopath - dude, you forgot about Dexter! That's a great show!
B-Rein Live Marketplace has anime LOTS OF IT Chronopath Netflix has Heroes and a bunch of blockbuster movies, very few of them "old" as you say, here is a link for proof http://www.netflix.com/Brow...
Obviously you don't know what your talking about since LIVE has had HD since the beginning. And seriously folks, why are you even kidding yourselves with this arguement. It is BLANTLELY obvious that MS has the better service at this point. Sony just kicked theres off this week...with a handful of titles at most. MS has thousands of videos already, PLUS what Netflix will have coming. You guys are really showing your fanboyism to Sony by arguing such a pointless topic...
but now they are adding another function to it, NetFlix? Sony just now, got a Video Store...
F*ck xbox live netflix AND playstation video store. Piracy FTW!
"The best thing about the Netflix deal is that if you’re already a LIVE subscriber the service costs nothing extra." FALSE! In the preview of E3 the spokesman clearly states that you need BOTH a Netflix account AND a live gold-membership. Not an ordinary silver live subscribtion but a GOLD-membership.
for those that say ms service is better cause it has more content thats insanity how long has the xbox had the service? its only been like three days for sonys service and they already have allot of content now i'm not saying its better or worse i don't know that i haven't dealt with both but to say that it has more content makes it better then a service not even a week old is laughable
At least wait a few months to start comparing features. The PSN Video store has been available for only, what, two or three days? This reminds me of the PS3 vs. 360 stories that flooded this site after the PS3 launched. Go back and read those comparisons and you'll see just how stupid this all is.
the simple fact that you can actually BUY content, have it forever, and copy it to the psp puts the PS videostore over the top for me. i've already bought three episodes of Afro Samuri, and a few Aqua Teen Hunger Force (my gf hates that show but i love it) and have them all on both my ps3 and psp. can't beat that
Blu-ray > digital downloads tbh.
i agree with your statement VIP3R but this isnt even about bluray, just the actual downloads.... personally i wont buy any movies via download but i will certainly rent them that way =D
I just wonder about the pricing. The PSN movie fee is to steep for me, when I have other options to get these movies cheaper.
There's a movie fee?
He is talking about the price to download the movies
Yeah and they are is SD only but I wouldn't expect them to push HD DDL when they are still pushing Blu.
coughcoughbittorrentcoughcough sorry...had to clear my throat...
LOL, I hear you loud and clear. @3.1 yes there's a fee, $3.99 for the rental SD, $4.99 for the retanl of HD, and $14.99 for the purchase SD only. I have not seen a HD buy option yet, but I did not go threw each movie. Also $2.99 each (could be less) for episodes of TV shows. I looked at the anime section on the episode part. I can't confirm for reg. TV shows like CSI: Vegas or what ever they have.
I been saying that same thing about buy in SD only, but some just live in denial. I been all ove the net and at this time it's just not supported. It makes perfect sinse, why would they push HD DDL when they wan't Blu-Ray for HD standard, it would go agianst Blu. Those fanboys should feel lucky to buy in SD, because you can't on the Live Marketplace.
here in Los Angeles, a brand new DVD is $19.99. at the video store across the street, they charge $14.99 for a brand new DVD. Blu Ray's range in price from $24.99-$34.99 new releases. at the video store across the street, they are a constant $24.99. for that $5 extra, i get to watch the movie in HD on my HDTV. as for the PSN prices, $14.99 to own is saving me $5 on an SD video and $5 for an HD rental isn't too bad, especially if it's a movie i was so-so about to begin with. me and my fiance rented Meet the Spartans for $3.99 (SD download), and thank god we didn't pay to see that crap in the theater for $30+ (almost $12 each for tickets, $12 on popcorn, and a few bucks for parking). i don't really see how you can compare video services when one has been available for almost 3 years, and the other hasn't even been available for 3 DAYS. all that matters is that the PS3 and 360 offer a video service for those that can't get to the video store (they often close around 9pm here, 10pm at the latest), and want to catch a movie at a fair price. personally, i'll always buy my movies to own on disc (ie, Blu Ray), but for a rental, a download isn't as bad as i thought it would be, and $3-$6 for the SD-HD rental price isn't god awful, and not much different than what the video rental places like Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, and 20/20 Video charge out here in LA.
It's not steep for me, but when I can see an HD movie on direct tv for less, why would I pay more for something I can get for less. I don't have to wait for it d/l. Yes I know it can stream, but that does not always work. Yes DVD's cost $19.99 where I live. But where does the extra $5 goto. Shipping, advertising, packaging, printing? I know Sony is competting with microsoft, I don't own an x360 so I don't know what price they have there content at. But seeing I have direct tv, which allows me to see a movie for less, im more inclined to watch from there, then on my PS3. I know everyday people over pay for things all the time. Im just trying to inform the public that you can get the same thing for less. Im not rich, so I always look for the better deal. I give sony my support, but not on everything. I use a samsung tv to watch tv, and play games. Why you ask. The samsung tv was priced way below a reletivly same size/options sony tv.
@GodsHand I'd call it a price tag rather than a fee. A fee is something paid for a service. We pay for each movie, but the vid service is free.
When sony launched this video store servcice, it has kinda made my i pod really not necessary. I am thinking of selling it, and just staying with my psp.
They have all the studios....and there are more PS3s out there than Apple TVs....and the PS store is way better than most online video stores in ease of use..
The day after the announcement, they had already added a bunch of new items on the vide store. Hopefully they keep up the momentum.
with netflix onboard what will happen to the movies we can download (not that i evere have) already? It just says one downside of netflix is no HD, but HD films are available on the 360 already. PS3 and Bluray is always gonna win any war over movies though. It is one of the best and most reliable Bluray players that exists.
I wonder if we will ever know the resolution of the HD videos on the PSN store? also: lol @ this comment: "As for Netflix…I’d rather trim my toenails with a Bowie knife than sit through a Netflix streamed movie over my Xbox 360."
yeah same here not yet im a bit skeptical on buying the afro samurai episodes cause it said its on SD. glad they put anime on the video store but i hope they add bleach and naruto also in HD
And they already have a decent selection for having launched the store just a couple days ago. You can tell they worked on this a while before now.
I'm 99.9% sure its going to 720P. No one other than a few asian countries has the bandwidth needed to download 1080P movies. At least not in a reasonable time frame.
if you have a 360 without a gold memebership you CANT use Netflix! If you buy/own a PS3 you dont have to sign up for a fee and can indeed rent or buy movies if you want! this is easy PS3 video store is better because anyone with a PS3 can get into it! Not everyone wants to spend money to play online with the 360 and if they dont they cant use netflix
.....and kind of agree with it. Just wish it was released this year for EU.
You do realize that the XBL Video Marketplace, which is exactly like the PS3 Video store but with more movies, is available for both Gold and Silver member. The Netflix part is an added bonus for Gold members if they have a Netflix subscription.
But i live in CANADA..... ACCESS DENIED!!!! ..............so blow me
The video marketplace on XBL is available for free to rent movies and buy TV Shows which has a library that has matured over the last 3 years so it offers a lot more content than PSN. Netflix is a piece of the Video Marketplace and yes that requires a Gold account. While I do like the idea that PSN allows you to buy movies if you read the TOS you will see if your harddrive crashes you lose all the movies you purchased and will have to re-buy them again.
one thing though is if u got netflix you can get movies whenever u want its like a subscribtion but when your not watchng movies I don't want to be paying money for something that I'm not using. I like the PSVS (playstation video store) in that regards
Fortunately for console gamers the best option for high-def movies with high-res audio is still PlayStation 3. Sony is after all the winner of the HD format war and the PS3 is still arguably the best and most affordable Blu-ray player on the market. YOU KNOW THATS THE TRUTH
You can watch any of the view it now movies for free, whereas most rentals on the PS3 and 360 will cost you money.
That's about as true as saying that Xbox Live is free. Of course they're free, provided that you're paying the subscription.
There is "no additional cost" if you have Live Gold ~$5/mth and net flix ~$15/mth (maybe lower). There is nothing free about it, but it is on demand so that makes it more convenient rather than dealing with scratched discs and wait time. I have both so I am good...
No, you don't have to pay the netflix fee. All movies through XBL are free.
do you think netflix company are idiots?
But you must have a Netflix account which means you must have a subscription. If netflix were to provide free movies ondemand, there are going to be a lot of cancellations because you would only have to pay the live sub which is roughly $5/mth for movies(remember the live sub is the existing fee paid for the likes of online play and such, whatever you pay for live now, is what you will pay after having access to netflix.) That is not realistic, Netflix is looking to expand by xbox owners that dont have Netflix. This will be cleared up in the future I suppose.
to help clear things up http://www.netflix.com/Netf... "Requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership and any Netflix unlimited plan" you DO have to pay and you only get a backkatalog of old movies.
Could some Us ps3 owner say wich kind of anime is on the videostore?
there are only few that i know astroboy, samurai 7 , afro samurai and the rest i forgot and i havent seen it yet. its pretty cool im a big fun of anime...
No problem. Even though us Americans already have the Video Store, I truly feel for everyone else. It is very nice. The anime cost $1.99 per episode. Extremely cheap compared to their DVD offerings ($25.99-29.99 for four to five episodes). The downside is the hard drive will take many a beating. So hope you have a large one. All the animes available on the store at this time... Afro Samurai Astro Boy Basilisk Burst Angel Desert Punk Gunslinger Girls Kiddy Grade Moon Phase Samurai 7 Trinity Blood Xam'd: Lost Memories (Available only as a rental; first episode. But can get in HD. :D) Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles ($7.99 for the movie purchase.) Everything but Xam'd is only available in SD. Hopefully, they start mastering some in HD. Talk about a lot of Gonzo titles. Funimation is probably putting their animes up first since they're about to bite the big one. Gonzo will be filing bankrupt if they don't gain a certain amount of profit by the end of the year. They'll need all the help they can get, and Funimation has quite a few of their titles. Very courteous, but I would like to see some other offerings as well. Wonder if they'll add more tonight with the Store update. Probably hoping for too much. Still, amazing selection for the initial wave. :) EDIT: Oh, and I should probably mention they are missing some of the episodes for some series. They'll probably have it fixed soon, but here is the ones they are missing as of now... Astro Boy Season One: Episode 14 and 17 Astro Boy Season Two: Episode 1 and 20 (He he he... How can you forget the first episode? :D) Basilisk: Episode 18 Burst Angel: Episode 15 and 23 Kiddy Grade: Episode 6 and 16 Trinity Blood: Episode 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16 o_O (They're missing a fourth of the series, and I just picked up the first four episodes.)
I love trinity blood, took my psn name from that show. It sucks that it´s region locked, i could have gotten a american credit card to buy from the store. But since they lock every ip except americans it´s hard to get around it.
EU will see the video store b4 the end of the year thou...i would think 4me personlay i could care less because im not renting anything from anyone! I have been making a collection of movies for about 4-5 years and i will continue to buy the movies i like! I have around 15 bluerays and about 120 DVD's Add on: Big fan of Colbert..i also have 8 games
I only have 6 movies right now.But I got 8 PS3 games to back it up.
The standered def movies still look great on my 42 inch plasma. Just installed my 320gig WD HD man its fast!7200 RPM with 16 meg cache. got 251 gigs left on it.
I really like the fact that you can rent these titles, beats going to blockbuster and there being a chance that the title im looking for is all gone.
I already use Net Flixs so I don't care if it comes to the 360. For Sony I would say I like the variety on day 1 compared to when 360 got movies. With Net Flixs the 360 has more variety for movies. Over time Sony will get Net Flix but as of now MS won this battle but not the war.
if your a ps3 owner and you need that netflix package you can pay 100 bucks for the netflix box. and get the same thing without having to buy a wii60.
To watch Netflix for free streaming to your 360 you need to have a netflix plan and a XBOX LIVE Gold membership. http://www.netflix.com/HowI... And not all plans work with the stream. Also as for Sony. LOL. their rental policy suck a lot and the price of the SD quality movie for such a high price? ugh. Not helping at all. Oh yes. while listening to the Gamespot Live Demo about the Fall Update it seems that if you want to watch a movie [from netflix] with others BOTH of you NEED to have to be a member of netflix as well. [Major Nelson says so] I guess all the excitement from Sony and Microsoft heard before reading is nice but people need to sit down and read first.
That sony has with this is the ability to import the movie titles to your PSP. That, in my opinion, is huge. Now, the 360's library absolutely wipes the floor compared to the PS3's. That's an absolute no brainer, considering that it has been around longer. That being said, and I may just be speaking for myself when I say this, but I was rather pleasantly suprised at the amount of titles and shows available considering that it is in its infancy
Ah, just the post I was looking for. Meaning, I agree with everything you said. I was actually amazed on the amount of content they put in there for being a newly launched service. It's clear Sony had been working on this for quite some time, especially making deals with the tv networks and movie companies. Secondly, the biggest advantage is the whole thing where you can copy them to your PSP. Still I'd rather buy a $15 blu-ray with lossless audio and true 1080p picture than buy one off the video store. But I definitely like the TV shows like Family Guy season 6. I can basically buy an episode per night, copy it onto my PSP and watch it on my work break. And yes Live is already known to have a massive amount of videos and shows. But again, everytime I think about just saying F it and getting Live. I always end up just using the $50 to buy another game instead.
I so wanna no where you buy your bluray movies for cheap cause around here the cheapest one is 29.99
Both services have their own strengths and weaknesses. PS3's store charges you directly for each thing you buy, so it makes it a lot easier to make small purchases. No need to pay a monthly fee on top of $50 a year. However, Netflix subscription allows a lot more rentals and I'd imagine a much bigger selection, but you'd have to rent a lot each month to make it worth it. PS3's service lets you import movies to your PSPs, but it'd be quite a step below the awesomeness of an HD living room. It has a slight edge with 1080P Blu Ray movies, but its selection can't compare to that of Netflix's full video service. It might in the future, only time will tell.
you do not pay to have access to Xbox live's movie service. It comes with a free silver membership and it has many more movies than PSN. yet again, comparing PSN to xbox live is silly at this point.