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) Achievements track the same way trophies do and also score you XBL Rewards Freedom of icon & avatar Party Chat & Beacons MUCH better notification system Integration with Messenger and soon Skype Access from Phone, Tablet, and Computer Also canceling Live renewal is easy. Settings -> Account -> Manage Live -> Cancel Renewal Option to change ID
I have to agree with these points and deleted the invalid ones. The Xbox 360 Blade UI was much, MUCH better than the current ad infested crap.
I play a lil bit of everything on a lil bit of everything. Not changing this until we get a Viewtiful Joe 3 or HD collection of VJ 1&2 (started 8/14/12)
-Yes itís free but you get what you pay for. -The interface has some nice features, but the new online store is clunky as hell. -Simple solution, donít use auto-renewal? And what about the fact that PSN forces auto renewal when you add a plus account, ok you can remove it but if Iím only buying 3 months or whatever thereís probably a reason for it! -I do agree you get more for free on PSN so Iíll give PSN that one -What do you get for plus exactly? I bought a couple of months to see what it was like and the selection of free games was crap, the discounts were insulting and the features like update when turned off should be free anyway (the Wii managed that it itís online offerings were miniscule) -How are trophies better then achievements? That being said how are achievements better then trophies? -See point 1 -This is where I really disagree, the apps on PSN are awful, most of them are just using the PSN browser (at least they are in the UK). The Live Netflix is by far superior as itís faster, neater, and doesnít chop off the first 10 seconds of an episode of Archer! -No advertisementsÖ Meh. I canít say Iíve let a couple adverts ruin my day, how long are you spending on the dashboard? -Simple solution, unplug connect, or you know donít buy one. At least with the Kinect I donít have to wave around something that looks like a sex toy!
I personally dont care either way because I have both. but I will admit the only thing I can think of that makes me like PSN a little better is the ability to play games online for free especially if you rarely play online anyways. other than that xbl is almost exactly the same as psn at least from my perspective.
i love how dismissive people are over things like ads on their console's menu thats hilarious
also PSN+ offers tons of free games, paying for XBL just gets you access to your own internet LOL, seriously there is no comparison there are a couple games that run better on 360 than ps3 which sucks, but there are things like how demons souls and dark souls are so much better on ps3 because of no way to hack characters, and other things like no region lock so i can play japanese games i've imported and theyll run perfectly and often have support for english text/menus
I can't believe in 2013 people are still doing reassurance topics between these two very old, very dated consoles and their stores.
People here might as well be saying something like.. "man, the radio and cd player on my crappy outdated 2006 toyota camry is so much better than the radio and cd player on your crappy outdated 2005 honda accord. seriously, who gives a f***. they're both dinosaurs at this point. Steam makes both of them look like amateurs.