Sony PSN Episode: PS3 vs Xbox 360 Concensus, Your Comments

Since 20th April when the Sony PSN first went down and news filtered through that the outage was indeed caused by a hacker(s), many of you have commented on how you feel. The reaction from our readers has been immense from feelings of anger, frustration and so on. With the service set to resume by the end of May, as Cnet stated that will be a staggering 41 days, some gamers have given up waiting and resorted to trading-in PS3 consoles.

We reported on this yesterday and how other gaming consoles were indeed being used such as the Xbox 360. This ties in with some of the comments received from our readers. In the past 2 or so weeks, we have asked the question whether you think future devices such as the forthcoming S1 and S2 PlayStation certified tablets and even a PS4 console would be affected by Sony’s current PSN downtime?

As one gamer over on Cnet stated, “Microsoft Xbox should take advantage of Sony’s vulnerability and snatch a big chunk of market share by offering a sale of bundles or free online for a few months.”

We’ve had numerous comments since 20th April and in order to get the overall consensus, we would appreciate your comments. PS3 or have your turned to the Xbox 360? Let us know.

  • http://ptmark2.forumotion.com condescending

    IMO Xbox and Microsoft are fascist corporations, and I can't abide by people switching to them.

    -The psn has about 45million more players than Xbox Live, making the quality better;
    -When psn is online, the service is not patchy like the xbox live servers;
    -Psn is free;
    -Xbox users are more aggressive and antisocial in my experience;
    -psn offers more services than xbox live (plus, qriocity, home, etc.);
    -Psn is Sony's main thing, unlike Xbox live, which has Bill Gates many pieces of rubbish to monitor as well;
    -Sony customer service is better than Xbox Live customer service.

    So Xbox fanboys and losers can GTFO this article, as it DOES NOT REFER TO THEM.

    SONY TO THE DEATH!

    DEATH TO HACKERS! ESPECIALLY ANONYMOUS EVEN THOUGH THEY DIDN'T DO THIS SUPPOSEDLY. ANONYMOUS ARE LOSERS WHO MAKE A POINT FOR HUMANITY BY HURTING IT. FAILED SOCIALIST NOOB ACTIVISTS. IT'S CALLED GETTING A JOB, GUYS!!!

    What scum.

    • marhorn

      First off, you have no experience. You are talking utter rubbish. The Xbox 360 has way more users….I own both and games take a lot longer to find on psn. You believe a lie you have been spoon fed! Who needs bluray discs when all my content is streamed wirelessly and and at full 1080p? Which thanks to anti aliasing looks a lot better on the 360! All bluray does is spin slower, making games (like killzone) look like they are loading perpetually! No one even has a headset on psn….fail

      Yeah you have to pay for Xbox live……8 pence a day (I think like 16 cents a day for USA) and for that you get all of above (and much MUCH more) and……………wait for it…………BASIC SECURITY!

      Wars over, Xbox 360 won…..Master Chief killed you!

    • Bitch

      i own ps3 and xbox and love them both so im not arguing on wats better but seriously? psn has 45 million more users than xbox, i think not!!!

  • nathan

    PS3 is still a better console! It may have been down for a month but at least it has free internet so you can't really complain too much and when it is back on it will be more secure and more applications will be available and the PS store will be improved and overall better.
    Why trade your PS3 in if you know that after a month of it being down for repairs you know its going to be better than before. Going without internet for a month is not a reason to trade it in. Before trading in the PS3 look at all the advantages it has and weigh up the pros and cons, I can assure you you'll be making a regrettable desion!
    Look forward to uncharted 3 , resistance 3 , final fantasy 14 and the starhawk.

  • Jim

    Well I can see this article was obviously written to get some intelligent, well written and balanced comments

  • TripleF

    I obtained a free XBOX 360 just before the outage, and my ps3 developed YLOD last week whilst playing the end level of Crysis 2. Seeing as my PS3 was only 16 months old since purchase, you can obviously understand that I am not very happy at the moment with Sony. However most of my friends that I have been gaming with for years only have PS3's, so whatever my current feelings about Sony I will be sticking with the PS3 and the PSn once it comes back online. Besides I loath the XBOX controller, it feels like a brick and is about as sensitive. XBL is very good though, but my friends aren't there, so it is a no-brainer for me. PSN and PS3 for the win…when it comes back online and I have my PS3 back from the repair shop that is …lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Burness/100000736371881 Austen Burness

      get in touch with sony had the csame problem myself they repaired it had mine just under two years,check out your consumer rights electricals have to last a reasonable period of time and 16 months is not a reasonable period of time.

  • Allen

    Sony have made a complete mess of this, I still have my PS3 and won't trde it in but they need to value their customers a bit more.

  • Muath

    Im Always Going To Be A Playstation Fan I Used To Be A Xbox Fan But Now Allow That Playstation Is The Future

  • brainger

    i just want to say I WANT MY PSN BACK go to hell xbox you will always come second to ps

  • Denzil

    I rather have a ps3 with not online than a shitbox 360

  • Denzil

    i really want psn back but i will never go to xbox they are jst not good

  • VanitasXII

    To me, why waste my time with the Xbox? PSN is hacked, who cares? Wait for it to come back online. When video games had a market crash back in the 80's, did Nintendo give up? Nope, they revitalized that thing damn near with the NES, likewise to other developers with arcade hits like Pac Man.

    What it really comes down to is this: Are you going to spend $60 to $150 (worst case scenario, you'll understand it soon enough) a year for a service that is free on PSN (currently hacked) and PC? Do you want to have to deal with rude gamers more frequently than usual? Do you want to have to pay more for DLC? If the answer is yes, then you need help.

    • Loz

      Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社, Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha?) is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889. your information is way out. you all complain about xbox being a payed service, i took the time to out weigh the cost of both our DLC's price comparisson, in over a year ( if you where to buy 1 DLC a week) an xbox user saves over $80 more than a ps3 user. E.G. First strike map pack 1,200 MSP (£9.99) or PSN £10.99 making the paid service argument re-dundant. 1090p streamed online, vs blu ray, well that depends on your bandwith, and if your a serious gamer, it will be high. so streaming over disc's any day! i have both a PS3 and an xbox 360. i am a hardcore gamer, and my ps3 sits behind my TV gathering dust because it's a pile of crap.

    • loz

      people that jtaged the xbox, got off with it, no court sentance. PS3 jailbreaker = got fucked. so when you refer to microsoft as being facist make sure you know what the term means! oh and are services include hulu,netflix,skype, kinect chat, avatar chat, DLC exclusive's (1month before ps3) and well communication. oh and the abillity to play online! not a fan boy, but facts speak for themselves! so go look for them :) x

  • Chase

    Okay so lets just say HYPOTHETICALLY it comes back online and we all give them our credit card info again to download content and the network gets hacked again due to a "soft-spot" or something and was down for another month and a half… Would you switch to microsoft or stay with PSN? Just outta interest.

  • Monty

    Lol at u PS3 fanboys. I bet u enjoy get DLC content for games such as Black Ops a month later than Xbox Live users. Not to mention the 720p games the PS3 supports lol FAIL

    • DaLeGiT$hiT

      what are u talking about? ps3 is back online now!!!!!!!! ps3 totally beats the xbox 360, they are basically the same price (2 years xbox live will make xbox cost as much as ps3), the ps3 does everything the xbox can do, and then some. ps3 exclusives will always look better than anything xbox has to offer (killzone graphics vs halo graphics, for example), and ps3 totally wins when it comes to movies. ps3's blu-ray player can play much higher quality videos than hd dvd and netflix streaming on the xbox, and ps3 has netflix streaming too. Also, play for more than 2 years, xbox will become more expensive than playstation!!!!!!!!!!!

      Oh yea, ps3 has native resolution of 1080p HD, xbox has to upscale its games to meet that resolution so I have no idea what u are talking about.
      Xbox does get the good stuff first, but i don't really care.

  • bhoot

    i say that ps3 has the best game s like uncharted 2 ,

  • jacob

    Online is back up dip shits.
    Oh and Our games are the same qualities as yours
    Monty you dumbass have you ever turned on the magical resoulution counter on your tv.
    It will tell you the exact res the tv is currently running at all you 5 Exclusives may have 1080 no one gives a damn.
    Who cares if it take longer to find a game you want search feature. it only means PSN has more to choose from
    Go Big Or Go Home

  • Thomas

    who cares what gamesystem you have just play the games

  • DaLeGiT$hiT

    ps3 is back online now!!!!!!!! ps3 totally beats the xbox 360, they are basically the same price (2 years xbox live will make xbox cost as much as ps3), the ps3 does everything the xbox can do, and then some. ps3 exclusives will always look better than anything xbox has to offer (killzone graphics vs halo graphics, for example), and ps3 totally wins when it comes to movies. ps3's blu-ray player can play much higher quality videos than hd dvd and netflix streaming on the xbox, and ps3 has netflix streaming too. Also, play for more than 2 years, xbox will become more expensive than playstation!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John

    even though psn has been down a month ps3 is the one for me. Its free, has a light controller which is easier to use. 360 fanboys will say "you get used to it" but in my opinion you shouldnt have to get used to the controller on a games console. It looks better and xbox 360 has a MASSIVE failure rate. Is it worth it. For an extra £50 you get a blu ray blayer. Dvds are being phased out so the ps3 is future proof. Xbox is for people that cant afford ps3 or want to use 2005 technology.

  • Marty

    games get ported from xbox to ps…ps is harder to code for but it has the better stats, xbox is easier to write for but has lower stats…