While Microsoft's Xbox might gain some new, disgruntled customers in the wake of the Sony PlayStation Network outage; experts say a mass exodus is unlikely.
Well they have 1 new XBOX Live subscriber here. also another Xbox 360 sale to add to thier 53+ mill Xbox 360's sold. And im sure theres alot of people that have too. Alot of people already have 360's, so alot of people have just bought a subscription to get them through this PSN outage. But anyway its still more money for Microsoft.
you need to get get to a Multiplayer Addicts Anonymous, someone needs to give you some sp games
LOL, im not addicted. 2 reasons. Firstly: I already played all my single player games, there are not that many good single player games out there that are worth playing to start with. I had a hand full and completed them within the first 2 weeks of the outage. Im not going to go out now and buy more single player games that i dont really want to play. It's been 3 weeks now. Secondly: Sony are not giving us any deadlines. Its a new date everytime they talk, and they are just leading us on every 3-4 days. I dont like being made a fool of, and i expect to be treated like a valued customer from a company like Sony. Im keeping my PS3 no doubt, I will come back to my PS3 as soon as its up, but its still a gain for Microsoft, even if its not important.
I am not missing out on anything with psn being down other than new stuff in the store. Fortunately for me, my friends who do own a ps3 also have 360's and have bought into either a year or 3 month subs to keep on playing. It isnt like they abandoned the ps3. I play mine to finish games like resistance 1,2 and uncharted 1,2. All the doom and gloom will be done with soon enough. Till then I enjoy the best of both by being able to play great ps3 games and 360 games both on and offline. Only a few more days worth of gears beta and maybe by then we will have some trickle of psn life.
hasj1990 has every right to get a subscription if he wants, so I don't fault him; I also don't fault Sony for the actions of others: it's like blaming the victim. I fault thieves who wanted to steal games from a console they no longer can anymore, and fanboys jumping on the bandwagon because they don't like the PS3 and making outrageous--and often erroneous--comments in articles or writing the bullchips in articles just because they have access to an outlet to vent their insecurities on.
I can understand the frustration with not being able to play some of your favorite games online. But sacrificing your extensive ps3 collection for a 360 and probably one game seems naive. Xbox360 is already cheap and has been so for quite some time now. If those who own ps3 wanted (if they don't already have one) a 360 then they would have purchased one by now. There one of the main reason people buy ps3 is because they don't have to subscribe to play with their friends online. Unless Sony takes PSN away forever, you won't see many people jumping at the chance to "Pay to Play".
if anything it would make more sense that people would be playing more pc games then going to buy a new system.
Muerte Im keeping my PS3, im not selling my PS3 to get a 360. PS3 will always be my number 1 console, just look at all the games coming out. But its been 3 weeks now & like you said 360's are damn cheap anyway. @ Metsb I would prefer to play PC but i cant spend that much on building or buying a gaming PC. Xbox 360's are cheap, especially where i live, they are the price of 3 games. Im talking about the 4gb Slim one. But im just saying that i think Microsoft has gained something out of this, I bet theres lots of people with PS3's who have thier 360s gathering dust, and since the outage, wiped it clean and bought a subscription and played on the 360.
If you weren't addicted you could have coped with three weeks of PSN being down.
I am with you on this one. I actually sold my PS3 & snagged up a 360 a week ago.
Xbox will gain little from playstation network outage, by little they must mean new xbl-silver members, b/c im pretty sure a psn-free user don't want to pay just to do online gaming, a psn+ maybe but hell they already paying for sub why go pay for two?
A ps+ member pays a small amount of money for a large amount of games, access to betas and massive discounts on other psn titles. It's nothing like live. It makes less sense for a ps+ user to switch to live. What Is live going to give them in return for their money?
I just imagine all the screaming kids wanting mummy to buy a 360 because PSN is down and they can't live another day without online...lol
Friend of mine is rage selling most of his PS3 games. He owns all 3 consoles so he already splits his multiplats between platforms, but he'll be going pretty much 360-exclusive for multiplats now. He's only hanging onto Portal 2 in the hopes that one day he and I can actually co-op together through Steam. I did a similar thing when I got my 2nd YLOD. Gave away or sold off all my games. I didn't go out and buy a 360, though. Just moved back to PC.
That seems dumb to me. Why not keep the games he currently owns and then buy all future multiplats on 360. Why sell all the ones he has now? To make some kind of point to Sony??
Replacing the ones he still plays with 360 versions. Just selling the ones he doesn't play anymore.
Ok. I guess that makes more sense. You made it sound like he was selling them just because. I was confused at what that would prove. LOL
I uh don't want the disgruntled ps3 fans on xbl, please go get a pc or somthin, kay?
Well bots are mostly filled with people like you. You do provide a good suggestion; "don't join us kids, try the PC".
yes there are no 15 y/o on xbl? XD
This article goes against the grain...expect 5 articles from Loner to tell you how many will switch to 360...he as only posted a few so far today
Why cant we all just love games and feel sorry for those who cant play, why does someone have to gain?
If you take a look at 360 sales figures - it hasn't boosted sales of consoles. I imagine people who normally object to paying the rates on Live, but own a console, may have subscribed for this period, however.
There are tons of PC games that I wanted to play. So this time is giving me a chance to do that. Not that I played online that much anyways. Most games I want to play online right now are Playstation exclusives so paying for Live would be pointless. I am not CoD fan or Halo for that fact. The only real game I am looking forward to this year on Xbox is Gears 3. I prize the single player of a game over online anyday. If i own a game on PS3 I am not going to run out and buy it again either just so I can play online. That would be pretty stupid on my part if you ask me.
I remember when consoles were not online ... those were the ebst days. So people, just wait it out and play Single player games. Seriously, I bet most of you have some you didn't have time to play because you were stuck in your multiplayer games.
If the wait is killing you so much, then keep your PS3 and invest in a PC.
PlayStation Network has more than 70 million users, Microsoft's Xbox Live only has 30 million. Thats not accurate most ps3 users have 2 if not 3 accounts. And they use all of them.
why would xbox have to gain anything when its already better than PSN.
Not gaining anything from me. I already have a 360 and Gold subscription. I really haven't played any games since the PSN went down. It actually hit at the best possible time for me. I am in a gaming funk right now and don't really feel like playing much. I am still buying new games though. I will be one busy gamer once I get out of this funk. LOL
Buying a 360 because PSN is down is just so..... short-sighted. It's actually pretty damn funny how desperate people get to want their online multiplayer fix. Really though, is going out and buying a 360 and a XBL subscription (that you will have to maintain yearly) really going to be a huge benefit, when as soon as PSN is back online, you can play your games again for free, and there's lots of benefits, such as free games, fresh content and more exclusives to look forward to?
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