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Sorry Xbox, but PSN is much better than Live

#1-Damien-Posted 1/2/2013 8:21:51 PM(edited)
- FREE, FREE, FREE
- Better interface design, better online store
- Easier to manage account (try to cancel Live auto-renewal, good luck with that)
- PSN Regular account >>> Live silver account
- PSN Plus >>> Live gold account
- Trophy is way better than achievement
- Did I mention FREE?
- Better apps, better Netflix
- NO Advertisement, TONS of advertisement in Live
- NO Stupid Kinect ****
#2Godly_GoofPosted 1/2/2013 7:41:41 PM
We knew all that already.
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#3jrr18Posted 1/2/2013 7:41:42 PM
The old interface maybe the new one sucks.
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#4Kage_AM2Posted 1/2/2013 7:42:09 PM
It's basically the same thing. There's no reason Microsoft should be charging for it.
#5MacBookAirPosted 1/2/2013 8:08:33 PM(edited)
Being a Sony fan for so long, but recently just getting a 360 I can say Live is so much better.

Better Apps
Xbox Live Gold > PS+ (I have both though so I'm good)
SmartGlass is pretty cool
Achievements track the same way trophies do and also score you
XBL Rewards
Much better and easier social interface
Freedom of icon & avatar
Party Chat & Beacons
MUCH better notification system
Integration with Messenger and soon Skype
Access from Phone, Tablet, and Computer
Hosts its own servers, resulting in much more stable online than PSN
Better Store transactions (I used to think Microsoft points were stupid but they make everything even)
Also canceling Live renewal is easy. Settings -> Account -> Manage Live -> Cancel Renewal

Forgot to add: Option to change ID

PSN need to up its game next gen.

Plus, if you can't do $60 you must be really cheap/poor. Just get Xbox Live cards.
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#6velvet_hammerPosted 1/2/2013 7:45:20 PM
Godly_Goof posted...
We knew all that already.

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#7zyrax2301Posted 1/2/2013 7:45:23 PM
The free service has a lot of merit, but the interface (XMB) is nowhere near as fast or intuitive as...whatever the 360 calls theirs.

Example:

You earn a trophy in a PS3 game. You press the Home button - you have to navigate to your Network tab, wait for the icons to load, open up the game you're playing and search the list to find out what you just did.

You earn an achievement on the 360. You press the 360 button and you're instantly looking at what you just did.

The PS3's XMB is still a lumbering piece of s*** after all this time, and they've just made it even worse in the latest update. It's mind-boggling.
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#8XxD3ADLYXxPosted 1/2/2013 7:47:54 PM
In a PS3 fanboy point of view, yes.
#9-Damien-(Topic Creator)Posted 1/2/2013 7:48:19 PM
Godly_Goof posted...
We knew all that already.


yeah I just wanna clear it out in the open
#10mmpepsiPosted 1/2/2013 7:49:56 PM
zyrax2301 posted...
The free service has a lot of merit, but the interface (XMB) is nowhere near as fast or intuitive as...whatever the 360 calls theirs.

Example:

You earn a trophy in a PS3 game. You press the Home button - you have to navigate to your Network tab, wait for the icons to load, open up the game you're playing and search the list to find out what you just did.

You earn an achievement on the 360. You press the 360 button and you're instantly looking at what you just did.

The PS3's XMB is still a lumbering piece of s*** after all this time, and they've just made it even worse in the latest update. It's mind-boggling.


No it's not. It does that with trophies, but I've never had any issues with anything else.


Not to mention the 360 dashboard is just ads, ads, ads, ads, ads.

Aside from party chat (which I never used anyways since I always use Skype when gaming with friends) it has nothing PSN doesn't besides a $60 fee.