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Online rivalry: Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Store

You have to hand it to Sony and Microsoft: After asking gamers to spend hundreds of dollars on their respective game systems and hundreds more on games and accessories, they continue to invent new ways to take video-game players' money. And some of them aren't half bad.

When Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in November 2005, its online service, Xbox Live, was a big part of its plan to try to overtake market leader Sony. Of course, not to be outdone, Sony had ambitious plans of its own with the release of the PlayStation 3 and the accompanying PlayStation Network a year later.

So how do they compare?

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WilliamRLBaker3729d ago

""When Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in November 2005, its online service, Xbox Live, was a big part of its plan to try to overtake market leader Sony. Of course, not to be outdone, Sony had ambitious plans of its own with the release of the PlayStation 3 and the accompanying PlayStation Network a year later.""

Last time i checked xbox live was all ready established and so was the basics of PSN, how did sony release the ps3, then a year later released playstation network? the ps3 hasn't even been out a year...

Diselage3729d ago

Not a good way to start of a comparison look, having all the facts wrong, at all.

Satanas3729d ago (Edited 3729d ago )

So I guess the PSN doesn't "officially" exist until 2008.

Oh well.

Edit:

Hm, I think it means a year later as in a year after 2005. As in, when the PS3 launched. That'd make more sense.

VirtualGamer3729d ago (Edited 3729d ago )

No wonder so many flame wars start. Reading comprehension is not what it use to be I guess.

"When Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in November 2005, its online service, Xbox Live, was a big part of its plan to try to overtake market leader Sony."

This is not saying XBL started in 2005 just that it was a big part of MS plan to overtake Sony when it launched the 360 in November 2005.

"Of course, not to be outdone, Sony had ambitious plans of its own with the release of the PlayStation 3 and the accompanying PlayStation Network a year later."

Meaning a year later Sony launched the PS3 along with PSN which is basically the Playstation Store. Was there a PSN before then? Kind of, but certainly now what is there now with the Playstation Store and definately not what it will be after Home is launched.

CAPS LOCK3729d ago

but i think the PS store has much more potential in growing into a fully fledged media service than marketplace. because sony itself makes movies and has content on a lot of mediums, its just a matter of time till movies like spiderman 3 will only be available on ps network.

dork07833729d ago

I think XBL is better than PSN hands down because it takes FOREVER to look thru all the selections of PSN games and all that stuff.It's too slow for me and boring too.To much loading just to look thru things in PSN.

dork07833729d ago

SONY YOU WENT WRONG WITH YOUR PS3 I'LL JUST KEEP PLAYING MY 360!

silent ninja3729d ago

what short article i didn't see anythig to comapare in that article expert little background on live and psn has the pontential

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