Is Playstation Plus better than Xbox Live Gold

Adam from NoobFeed reasons whether PlayStation Plus provides a much better service than Xbox Live Gold.

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Philoctetes2086d ago

Which is better? Paying to use your own internet connection to play a game you already own, or getting free games? Tough call.

dedicatedtogamers2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

PSN+ is an optional paid service that gives you dozens of free games and free DLC (that you can keep after your subscription ends).

XBL is a required paid service that allows you to use the Netflix you paid for, the Hulu you paid for, the multiplayer portion of the game you paid for, and it gives you cute Avatars. Oh, and I suppose the ads you get are free.

Dwalls11712086d ago

Logically I have to say yes... with plus you pay for one year of free games discounts and early gold just gives you access to use online features that are free elsewhere..

I dont think this is fair to MS gamers....thet shouldnt have to pay just to unlock the ability to play games online or use Netflix

AngelicIceDiamond2086d ago

Why do people keep doing this? I'm not gonna parrot anymore. Both are excellent services. One gives you free games the other gives you a unified gaming and entertainment experience.

Please no more with these dumb Xbox Live VS PSN comparison articles seriously.

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Belking2086d ago

For me , hell no. They both are great but xbl is just more unified and simpler.

TheGrimOfDeath2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

And with XBL you have to pay to play online with adds on the XBL screen.

While with PS+ you get to rent tons of games for 4$ a month, with early betas, themes, profile pics and many more things. And if you don't want PS+ you can just play online without paying a dime.

Yeah it seems XBL is much better because it's "simpler". With the PS3 having the most easy navigation system.

omi25p2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

Party chat beats everything on PS +. I have my 360 turn on and im in party chat while i play the ps3.
I never have my ps3 on while i play my 360.

For that reason i buy all my multiplatforms for the 360 and as a direct result of that i haven't played a single game on my ps3 since uncharted 3 came out.

I also prefer achievement to trophies which is another reason i never by multiplatforms for the ps3. But that's my personally preference and of nothing to do with the consoles.

Also by "ads" do you mean icons for application i have downloaded on my 360.

The only "ads" i have on my 360 are for demos, dlc, games on demand and things to watch on netflix, 40D, sky and zune.

I use all of those services so i don't really count them as "ads" more as a reminder for what i can use.

It really comes down to free games vs party chat.

For me its party chat because there has yet to be a free game that i haven't owned or own.

Let the disagree pour in and most of them wont even bother to write why.

PS. The 360 has cloud storage.

TheTwelve2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

I can't believe you have to pay for Xbox Live Gold AND get ads!!!!

(I mean I really never knew this until recently!)

(I own a 360 for Witcher 2 but never considered getting Xbox Live Gold as I don't need to be online to play I certainly won't get it.)

Baka-akaB2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

To each their own . There annyoing but still existing outside services and alternative to party chatting .

Obviously not convenient , but i can just chat with the same folks on my mobile phones or tabs .

While there is hardly an alternative to getting free online gaming OR/AND actually free stuff with the only sub around .

And the era people could pretend they lag less in most game on 360 compared to ps3 is long gone . Not fooling anyone , both got games working badly on their infrastructure and better with the competition .

It's mostly a matter of friend list now

xursz2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

It depends if you prefer Party speaking and solid interface vs periodic discounts, betas, early content, cloud storage, and rotating IGC

"There hasn't been a free game that I haven't owned" <- Really doubting this... Not defending ps+ but NOBODY has bought every game given in it.

Belking2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

"And with XBL you have to pay to play online with adds on the XBL screen"

yea but it didn't ask which one is cheaper. Just because we pay for gold doesn't make ps plus better. For me xbl is still better. The free games you get to rent with psplus is not a big deal to me because 95% of them I have already played already. I like xbl better because of XGC(cross chat) the achievements, the ease of use, better integrated dashboard,and Kinect is integrated into the dashboard. It's just a more well rounded service and well worth it's price....even though i've never paid full price. PS plus is a great deal too but it's still not as good as XBL. I just got an email from them giving me 1 month for free too....yea baby..

Y_51502086d ago

@Omi25p your right about one thing, Party Chat. If the PS3 had party chat, there will be no excuse that PS3>Xbox360. But really it's the ONLY thing that I see that the 360 tops the PS3.

Party isn't as special as these Xbox guys make it out to be. I have the Vita with that feature and never used it yet. PS+ shows ALOT of value for it's price and it's even cheaper than Xbox live! So you really think Party Chat tops EVERY THING PS+ you're obliviously wrong. PS+ has cloud storage so what?

rpd1232086d ago

I honestly don't get that argument. Guess what else we pay for that has ads? Cable, internet, magazines, games themselves have ads in them sometimes. Who cares? Do I see those ads and then become infuriated because they have ruined my gaming experience? No I don't, and the vast majority of them are gaming related.

Also, the free games aspect is pretty subjective. Most of the games on PS+ I already have. For some, that feature might mean nothing because they would rarely get anything from it.

And don't underestimate party chat. It is a huge feature. Sometimes it's nice to just talk to your friends, even if you're not playing the same game. It's big with kids and teenagers, and Sony is kind of stupid for not implementing it by now.

I think PS+ is a better deal, that doesn't make it a better service. People make Live out to be much worse than it really is, all because it's a paid service. Because Sony would never screw people out of their money right? *cough*600dollarlaunchprice*co ugh*

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faysal2086d ago

@omni25p so you are paying all that money for party chat only? and saying party chat alone beats ps+? well buddy we have party chat for FREE on the VITA... we have cloud storage aswell for ps+ so whats your point? also skype, youtube etc are all free too. skype stays on while you are gaming aswell. if vita has all this for free so will the PS4. oh well if you love giving away money for things we get for free that's your loss.

Y_51502086d ago

Haha you and me had sort of the same response! XD

omi25p2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

Im sorry i seem to have upset you.

I dont own a vita, its a waste of money. So thank you for telling me what features the ps vita has.

I dont want to have my computer on all the time while i play games and you cant live stream on youtube.

Also what am i exactly "wasting" my money on?

A far superior interface with better arcade games and party chat?

well im happy "wasting" MY money on that.

By better arcade games i mean MineCraft and trails evolution which i play more than every AAA exclusive on the ps3.

I literally haven't even bothered to plug my ps3 into my new 40inch TV so why would i want to pay a subscription for PS+ when i would never use it.

Also why are you telling me what features the next gen console will have as if to use it against the 360.

its like saying my brand new top of the range Ferrari is better in every way than you're 10 year old Aston Martin.

faysal2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

@omi25p yes we can live stream on youtube. it is a game feature not console feature, so you point is invalid.
just because you have no use of vita doesnt mean its a waste of money. people who HAS IT (me) probably picks it as one of the best gadget of 2012 and years to come.
so you bought a console to play arcade games and pay for online when most of the arcade games dont let you play multiplayer. just to let you know thoes arcade games are also on steam and such, so they are not exclusive.
superior UI? yh the one with adds runing every where you look? even tho you are paying for the service. its bacially browsing through XBL store non stop.
idk what heck you mean by having computer on all the time(you are probably lost).
if VITA has free party chat so will ps4, what ever vita has now for free ps4 will have them too and beyond. my point is... things that we get for free you stupid fanboys will keep on paying for them through nextgen and beyond.

clearly you dont own a ps3 (pretending you do) just so that you can silent troll ps3.

t0mmyb0y2086d ago

You one of'em real simple folk ain't ya boy.

psp2roundup2086d ago

As a subscriber to both, PS+ has moved way ahead recently. Gold feels like a service charge while PS+ feels more like the gift that keeps on giving

DwightOwen2086d ago

Better HOW? The initial question is fucking retarded. What is the context? Value? Reliability? UI design? Ease-of-use??? All of the above?

God I hate how the internet gives stupid people a platform to infect others. Who approved this shit article anyway?

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