According Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, active usage on Xbox Live keeps growing. The CEO said this recently, during the company's earnings conference call for their 1st quarter of fiscal year 2016.
XBL over PSN, anyday.
Although psn has improved, i still prefer xbl
People will always argue about which network is better but too me the best network is the network that most of your friends are on, at least that's the way I look at it. It's as simple as that for me.
I have no frame of reference but people say they are pretty much even nowadays.
Let's crack open the champagnes.
I have both XBL and PSN, when it comes to online multiplayer they are pretty much the same and pretty much always have been, they both have had problems with multi player in certain games, on Xbox 360 Gears of war Games had problems with every release, with Xbox One XBL has been down just as much as PSN. I will admit that download speeds were better on 360 and the 360 had better chat options over PS3, but that is not the case for PS4. Some people have had slow download problems on PSN but I think that was because of a firmware bug and it was only for some people, I never had the problem with download speed, downloads have always been at the speed of my internet on PS4. As far what the services offer, they have borrowed from each other so much that they are virtually the same. Bottom line both services are great for the most part and even if you think their is a difference, it's very small, to the point of near none existence. The difference to me of PSN and XBL on PS4 and Xbox One aren't enough to declare either a winner over the other, both are really good at the end of the day but can always use some improvement.
I completely agree.
It's like using a cable service. They both the the job done. In the end nobody cares while using it. Xbox players and Microsoft like to tout as some sort of advantage. Which is kinda ridiculous.
@GamingIVfun, your comment comes off intelligent enough to make a good point, but I have to disagree with you. The services are vastly different as far as multiplayer. There's one huge difference that makes one better than the other, and that is Xbox Live's approach to make a leveled playing field by using dedicated servers. I don't even gave to explain the benefits of that to you if you're a gamer. I'm not insulting for your opinion, but I really think you and a lot of other gamers aren't educated on the subject. After I discovered what dedicated servers do for multiplayer gaming, I can't look back.
I think both services are fantastic. PSN trails but you definitely hear more about XBL because that's kinda all they have to brag about. X1 is behind PS4 in every other way. Graphics, Game variety, sales and so on. So this is their new vague way of measuring success.
@omega Funny how you bring up Dedi servers...you know something Sony has been using since last gen lol.
Bingo! Except PSN is technically cheaper and allows far better streaming, upload, and sharing features. Thus if we compare apples to apples - PSN TECHNICALLY wins. But it isn't as big of a difference as some fanboys would have you believe.
@omegaheat PSN has always had dedicated servers for games, some have them some don't, same as Xbox live. So that is just another area where they are virtually the same. Not being insulting but you come off as uneducated and smug.
What's this article got to do with PSN.
@Liqu1d - Yeah, this an article about the increase in number of users for XBL; it's not an article comparing the quality of the XBL and PSN services. The first guy to comment on the article, Frisky, set the tone for the rest of the comments by trolling. I reported him for trolling and hope others do the same.
Referring to the post at the very top. Did you miss it? Just giving an explanation for why one isn't really better than the other. Why do certain people try to police the forums? I didn't say anything bad and like I said I was responding to the very first post, no need to be defensive.
Yeah Xbox live definitely over unstable PSN. Add in the new Xbox One experience and Xbox 360 Back Compatible should seal the deal with naysayers. Xbox live is the leader hands down.
Why mention PSN at all. You Xbone fanboys can't help but compare anything and everything with the Playstation.
I'm glad they're using a realistic system to measure the use of the service: http://www.gameinformer.com... "While that doesn't mean we won't hear about console shipment statistics, it won't be something we should expect to see every quarter. Microsoft also indicates that the 39 million Xbox Live users reported today are more narrowly defined now. We've been told that this metric now reflects users that have logged in within the past month. No differentiation has been made between gold (paying) and silver (free) members." In the past I've seen other companies use a very unrealistic metric; every user on every platform leading to numbers that actually exceed the total number of units sold. It's the new metric but MS NEVER said that sales don't matter They also NEVER said they wouldn't report sales. I'm actually quite impressed with this statement from the article: “Every day nearly half of the Xbox One user base is engaged in the service” Be interesting to know what those numbers are in a week?
I think you would bw amazed. I wonder how many of those users are paying gold members.
XBL does have quite a bit going for it, that's for sure.
Well, you pretty much need XBL nowadays to enjoy most games. But that's great for MS. How about giving something back to the fans now?
You mean like dedicated servers and 4 free games a month?
I was thinking more along the lines of a free month of live or something...I'm well aware of what XBL has to offer, nor was I critiquing any of the offerings.
They also gave me free SSO dlc limbo and a year of gold.
I have live right now, ill be getting a ps4 soon, but I won't be getting PSN. Just want to play some of the RPGs it has.
I think $50/yr isnt bad for access to new games every month and the ability to play some exclusives with friends.. Thats just me though..
I agree. XBL gold and PS+ are great value at ±5 bucks a month, even just for the complimentary SW. Since I seldom play online, I would not personally see enough value in either service without the free games. EA Access is a good value too if you like enough of their stuff.
also if you watch out you can get PSN or Live for under $50. Yesterday there was a deal for live for $35
You're missing out on Plus games, features, and great discounts. I always recommend getting Plus and XBL Gold.
You have to check on Tales Of Zestiria, most fun I had in a game for so long
Thats decent considering all the crap they dug themselves into when it was announced.. Good for them but whats the deal with people on this site? Theres always some fanboys bringing up PS in an xb article.. Everyone knows xbl is more stable than psn but at what expense? Power? New IP's? Etc.. Dont limit yourself just because of the online service..Every console has its strengths and weaknesses so dont sit there talking about xb being any better than PS or Nintendo..
Is that active Gold members? I ask because I have (or did have) at least five Microsoft accounts because I've been trying to move my favoured Gamertag to another Microsoft account. You'd think the process would be simple right? prove I'm the owner of both accounts and ask Microsoft - one of, if not 'the' biggest software company in the world...the answer is no, its not that simple. If you have another Gamertag, a subscription or any purchases on the account you want to move your Gamertag to, even if you own that account and wish to do this Microsoft cannot do it. Microsoft's tech support suggested I added an alias of a non Microsoft account then move the Gamertag to that account so there went one account into the ether in Microsoft's servers somewhere, the account is not deleted, its there somewhere. I can't create another account using that email combination and I can't log in so it exists and doesn't exist at the same time. Funnier still when I explained how I was having problems they suggested I not use EDGE or IE but try Chrome or Firefox instead! I just want to move my Gamertag, one I've had since the original XBOX that has all my Gamerscore, purchases and history to the Microsoft email account I want to use going forward with Windows 10, my XBOX One, OneDrive, Office 365 subscription and potentially a future purchase of a Surface Pro 4 but Microsoft make it so damned hard to do.
I'm really glad MS is providing dedicated servers for all their first party games. Just shows how dedicated they are to online gaming and Xbox Live.
Halo 5 servers are beautiful finding a game on Xbox One is less than a minute. The stability is solid.
Considering i paid just over 20 pound for a full year of xbox lve from cd keys, compared to the many years ive paid 35-40 pound no matter the price ive always considered xbox live worth every penny. Not bashing the sony service, but i had a ps3 and didnt care much for the free service they offered at the time, no doubt it has gotten better. I always found xbox more stable online than playstation one game i played alot on was dead island (first game), i first had it on my ps3, it was the most horrible online game i had ever played, it had so many problems so decided to buy it on xbox one. I was releaved and very surprised as to how different online was, it was stable, smooth and played like it should have in the first place. That was a long time ago and for all i know the sony network has improoved.
While the xbox one will never catch up or came close to the console leader in the market, at least is good that MS is trying hard to maintain their user base. At the same time Sony has done an incredible job making PSN much better over the years and now they have the bigger install base. Competition is good.
I don't know why you wouldn't .
PSN has improved. It's basically the same thing. You pay for cable or internet services the same way. It's basically no difference.
Hoping the overall experience improves with the new UI. Right now I've stayed away from my Xbox One for Live because it seems to sign me out 1/2 the time I turn console on. Just weird stuff like that seems to happen a lot.
I stopped paying for XBL a little over a year ago after 10 years, now that most AAA multiplats hit PC I saw little reason to continue. Also, family sharing means I could play online, and just not get the 'free' (paid) games and deals for gold. I enjoyed the service although never was too happy about paying for it, the only way MS is getting me back as a daily XBL user is to improve the PC ecosystem (namely games), they've already confirmed it won't be a paid subscription on PC.
Only nearly half, which means it isn't at half the total Xbox One userbase yet? I'm surprised because last gen it was reported that 65% of Xbox 360 users were connected to Xbox Live.
I find this amusing, i love Xbox i really do i own all of their consoles as well as Nintendo and Playstation. If Microsoft followed through with their 24 hour log in required xbox console the sales would have dropped. I go online to update my games then i put my console in offline mode, i hate the idea of a console that requires internet to work even for campaign or split screen co-op games.
Nearly half use the service. Means not to many.
hahaha ...I see what you did there...half of 1 is ...well nobody uses the damn thing is what your sayn....your killing me here !....brilliant....
There not even how can they be when Sony can't even support dedicated servers for its first party titles. MS does end of debate.
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