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Xbox Live Growth Hurts Sony PS3

"Xbox Live is proving very popular with Microsoft announcing that the service now has over six million users, however some analysts now claim that the Microsoft Live service is one of the main reasons why consumers are invest in the Xbox 360. They also claim that Sony has to move quickly to compete head on with Microsoft or risk losing market share."

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fjtorres3855d ago

They're assuming PS3 buyers care about the quality of online game play.
That's a big if.
Evidence suggests the PS3 fans aren't all that discriminating.
Neither are the Nintendo fans.
Lack of online sure isn't hurting the wee Wii, is it?
It takes all kinds.
Or, as Ian Fleming said: "Live and let die."

HokieFan3855d ago

I think the number of Xbox Live subscribers shows that there are a lot of people interested in online play...and it's only going to grow as companies make games that take better advantage of it.

However, I think in the long run it might actually give the PS3 the advantage. As they continue to improve the PSN, I think people will start to really question what they're paying for on Live when it's free on PS3.

MikeMichaels3855d ago

...we have smarthouse.com.au on top of this with (yet) another pointless prediction.

Now this is news!

*rolls eyes"

HokieFan3855d ago

Mike...

Sorry to waste your time with such a pointless article. I just thought people might like hearing some opinions and maybe have some thoughtful discussion about the topic. I guess that was too much to ask.

bigmack3855d ago

ita not all about the online world, its about what can you do that defines the real the system on its best.

HokieFan3855d ago

For some reason that sounds like the Batman Begins quote, "It's not who we are underneath, it's what we do that defines us." :)

Gamer luv3855d ago (Edited 3855d ago )

But if you had a better online im sure you wouldnt shut up about it.

A Next Gen console without online play worth playing isnt worth having IMO.

weekapaugh3855d ago

i own both systems and the only thing i don't like about PSN is the lack of alot of demos. Having movies and TV show to dowload, who the eff cares. That stuff can be found elsewhere for free.

PureGamer3855d ago (Edited 3855d ago )

they both play games online so whats so bad about it? i download movies, new cd's and demos off my PC :) all for free, so all i care about is playing the games online which are the same on every system.

to the below ye and the PSN offers that aswell :)

ben hates you3855d ago

so many extras you can downloads on your game

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