Ford vs. Chevy. Pepsi vs. Coke. Xbox live vs. PlayStation Plus. Each of these rivalries includes two products that are similar in every aspect, yet you have to pick aside. At some point, it come down to personal choice, but it’s hard not to compare the two. Absolutely, one of these must-have superiorities over the other.
Such is the case with Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus. These subscription services for Sony’s PlayStation console and Microsoft Xbox platform are exact in nearly every way. Both allow gamers to play different games online with their friends, Both give away free games every month. Both score consumer discount in their respective virtual marketplace, Both of them cost a yearly fee. Even their websites look almost the same.
So naturally, we have to ask which one is better? Let’s break it down.
Xbox Live Gold:
A 12 month Xbox Live subscription price was $59.99, with a three-month membership retailing for $24.99. You can snag a one-month membership for $9.99.
Sony’s online services are a tad cheaper when it comes to a 12 month or three-month subscription. A year membership retail for $49.99, with a three-month membership retailing for $17.99. Like Xbox, you can also buy a one-month membership for $9.99.
Every month, Xbox gamers get a batch of free titles. If you have an Xbox 360, you can get two games. Xbox One gamers receive two free games in one month, though one of the games is commonly a carry-over from the last month. That’s four free titles if you have both Xbox consoles.
Playstation Plus give you Six free games. That’s how many free titles you will gain every month if you have each of Sony’s gaming consoles: two for the PS4, two for the PS3, and two for PlayStation Vita. Many titles are usually accessible on multiple platforms as well, so if you don’t have a Vita, chance are you can still pick up one of the free Vita game for your PS4 or PS3. Solid.
Every week, a batch of various games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will receive discounts only for Xbox Live subscribers. The discount is from 30 percent up to 75, and on all kinds of games, from indie titles to AAA blockbusters.
Like Xbox Live, many games regularly go on sale over in the PlayStation store. These sales are open for all PlayStation users, but if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you’ll snag an even deeper discount.
Being an Xbox Live member allow you to download demos and participate in the early beta program before non-subscribers. Users also have a wealth of more online service like game DVR, cloud storage, and party chat functionality.
Sony’s service is almost the same. Subscribers get an exclusive approach to beta programs, as well as allowing for cloud saves. One prominent distinguishing feature that PlayStation has that Xbox lacks is complete television programming.
It is clear that PlayStation Plus come out on top. It offers exclusive programming, Cheaper, and also includes nearly every feature or perk that comes with an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Each platform buckled under the weight of DDOS attacks and hackers during the holiday season. However, the PSN hack of 2011 (in which hackers stole the personal data of thousands of customers) was a severe red mark against PSN more than four years later.
No matter on which platform you are playing or services you are using(Xbox Line or PlayStation Plus), you are going to be gaining a stellar gaming experience, complete with free games and discount.