Originally Posted by Kryptorchid
I'm really curious if you or someone else who has used both Xbox Live and PSN can explain what makes Xbox Live better than PSN to me, someone who has never used Xbox Live, but is content with PSN. I'm just curious what bonuses Xbox Live has that warrants the cost to the people who enjoy it and use it often.
I have both, use both and I'll sum it up since, I've actually SEEN both server rooms.
Xbox uses enterprise racks, OSP custom racks and their rack room is one of the best, bar none, of the entire gaming community combined. -- I'm not a Microsoft fanboy at ALL but, Microsoft actually did this right.
Sony uses recycled racks from other assets of the company...They're okay but, they're unreliable and glitchy -- It's a free service because they don't choose to take it beyond that so, you'll find that when you're playing games like NHL 13, you're actually on an EA owned server as opposed to the PSN network, itself ~ It's a virtual proxy...They've been doing it for years.
Sony's longest down-time was 2.2 months.
Xbox live's was 6 hours.
Xbox live has ~30m users.
PSN has ~90m users.
Microsoft recycles their gross revenue into NEW servers.
Sony does not have a revenue budget to recycle.
Overall, with Xbox, you're paying for an all-inclusive on-line experience...Not just a pick up and play.
Sony attempts to make a on-line experience but, it's buggy...meh...They just don't have the network to support all of the active users.