A study by ToolTester has revealed the worst outages for entertainment platforms and websites. Obviously, our readers are interested in how well Xbox Live and the Playstation Network compare. For all the answers you need to gloat and boast, keep reading.
Microsoft and Sony - the powerhouses that have defined an industry - have been at war for two decades now, and without any hope for a ceasefire in the near future. Whatever side of this fight you're on you'll need ammo to hurl at the other side, for some reason. Well, rejoice PlayStation fans, because a new study has been comparing PSN to Xbox Live.
The PSN vs. Xbox Live Study
ToolTester, a website consultation service, has conducted a survey to see which of the big entertainment platforms and online services experienced the most outages. And between PSN and Xbox Live?
We're sorry to say (to our Xbox readers) that the PlayStation network only experienced 49 outages compared to Xbox Live's 63. It's not that much of a gap honestly, but you know what fans are like. Either way Steam went out more so PC users might be the real victims for once.
Take a look at some of the runners up for worst connection stability:
You can see that all the big gaming platforms have some work to do here, but whether they will is another question. It should be said in their defense, playing games hoovers up bandwidth compared to almost any other activity you can do online so their servers must be strained like nobody's business. But unlike so many of the other services - we are paying for Xbox Live and (these days) the PlayStation Plus membership.
If you find you're getting annoyed with these outages remember that for a lot of games you don't even need the Gold or Plus memberships respectively to play. For big titles like Call of Duty, for instance, they allow you to play with a free Xbox Live or PSN account.
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