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Xbox Live less stable than PS3 PSN?

Users are reporting connection issues with their Xbox Live accounts. Apparently the accounts are being disconnected from the network. Microsoft has confirmed that there is an issue with Xbox Live at the moment. One would expect that Microsoft would have learned its lesson from last year's spotty connection issues.

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GiantEnemyLobster5720d ago

..so many people join and want to try it out that it sometimes can't talk the MASSIVE amount of people!! So occasionally the high-end Servers that Microsoft has can't even handle all the people.. something I thought would never happen!

Fortunately for Sony, the psn is a barren wasteland whose servers are located in the basement of PSnerd's mommy's houses. So the reason why the servers dont crash much on PSN is because NO ONE is on them! Unlike the Xbox Live, a vast metropolis of online gamers getting THE BEST experience in online gaming.

I can't wait to see the PS3tards try to spin this story!!!

L Ronald Hubbard5720d ago

ZOMG?!?!

Microsoft's high-end (lets say that again, high end) couldn't I mean COULDN'T even handle the vast metropolis of online gamers with the best experience?

Oh the comedy!

xD xD xD xD

Shane Kim5720d ago

True, Live doesn't have servers. They cables are connected into my (Shane Kim) behind. And sometimes (often) when Live suffers from lag, it's couse I take a huge dump inside thos cables.

BLUR1115720d ago

This is N4G ofcourse they will

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MAR-TYR-DOM5720d ago

you guys be the judge
Peer 2 Peer (XBL) vs Dedicated Servers (PSN)

P2P although it works ... sometimes, is really outdated.

CEO OF N4G5720d ago

Big deal!!! So what if live has a few problems now.Both PSN and Xbox Live both have problems sometimes......

This should not be blown out of propotion and start another useless flame war about live or psn which is better.

Lord Anubis5720d ago

you get what you pay for right?

Kyur4ThePain5720d ago

That is true. But, there is a difference. If one is pay to play, and he other is free and both have occasional problems, which is better?

psnDevistator3565720d ago

Great connection when I play on pc and great when I say I play on ps3.

Not saying its perfect, but works pretty damn good. I mean it does what it needs, it doesn't make me a sandwich but that would be sweet.

MNicholas5720d ago

PSN has had occasional issues but the difference in quality between P2P and dedicated servers is like night and day. It's shocking that people are still being forced to pay.

Bubble Buddy5720d ago

I can't speak for XBL either but PSN is very stable. I don't know where people are saying left and right "LAG". I only lag if my torrents are on. Other than that, PSN is almost perfect for me. Just need to add cross game chat :) and music for all games? Please? :P

Time_Is_On_My_Side5720d ago (Edited 5720d ago )

Correction: XBOX Live is a switched network (Client/P2P) and PlayStation Network has dedicated servers. This is why people pay for one while the other is free. Think of it like a big persistent online game, lol.

XBOX Live is like a cell phone company with each cell phone a video game, would be a good analogy and I say this everytime. With the PlayStation Network think of it like each cell phone has its own network instead of everyone being connected to a single point of failure.

In the end things always get blown out of proportion and since XBOX Live is a switched network there can generally be more problems online due to traffic than network connection. Usually when PlayStation Network has problems it's because of a player's connection strength not traffic (hence the 60 players online Resistance 2).

Traveler5720d ago

First of all, PSN is largely comprised of P2P connections. Only some games have dedicated servers. This a common misconception. Second, MS have reported 14 million Xbox LIVE users and you can easily tell by the number of people playing different games that there are a lot more people actively playing online at any given moment on LIVE than on PSN. Furthermore, I have had the exact opposite experience. My experience on LIVE is almost always smooth, but I have had tons of problems with certain games on PSN like the LBP, Socom, and Resistance 2. But whatever, people are just going to hate on Xbox LIVE because it isn't for the PS3.

BrianC62345720d ago

I don't care either way. Both systems work most of the time. I just have to laugh at people who say Sony should charge for their network because it will mean it won't happen. Even charging for service doesn't guarantee anything.

Martini5720d ago

Martyrdom - you don't know jack sh1t about network. Xbox live network is operated thru servers and games have either P2P or dedicated servers (if you do some research you will find that P2P often performs better then dedicated servers).

If you think that all PS3 games are on dedicated servers than you are in for a big surprise - most games including COD 4 are actually P2P and or optional dedicated serves (Rainbow Six vegas for example) just like on the 360.

So Live had a copula disconnects on Friday it's been fine today btw. big deal I guess it's time for sh1t slinging if you are a sony fanboy lol.

ChrisGTR15720d ago

i dont know why sony is so lazy or unprepared. EVERY SINGLE exclusive games that comes out the servers always crash for the first weeks. why cant they just get it right the first time? mgs4,socom,lbp,warhawk, its like they just never learn.

Mozilla895720d ago

But anyways I've used both mostly PSN though and there is no lag but I also don't know where this idea came from that the PSN has dedicated servers. The only game that I have that has dedicated servers is Warhawk, and maybe Resistance. I'm pretty sure all the rest are P2P but still I like free and frankly I haven't had any problems playing online.

cLiCK_sLiCK95720d ago (Edited 5720d ago )

Every single multiplatform game is P2P.
And chirs, just for your fyi, MGS4 is P2P. Get your facts strait.

ChrisGTR15720d ago

i never said it wasnt. and yes mgs4 servers did crash big time when it was launched. you couldnt even register a komani id or log in.

DaTruth5720d ago

All I know is I played a 30 vs 30 game last night that was smooth as butter. I couldn't play MGO or GTA online cause of lag, but Warhawk and R2 are amazing even on P2P. Orick 60 playaz FTW!!!!