You know what, don't worry about it. You are missing my point entirely and you continue to always want to start and argument. Later
I get what you're saying exactly. You said the PS3 doesn't have as many active online games as Xbox lIve. I asked you to define active because I thought RDR was pretty active. Then you pointed me to Call of Duty, Halo, and BF and said they were more active. Then I told you it doesn't matter, as gamer, if one game is very active and another is extremely active. As long as a game is active enough to easily find new opponents, then it's active enough. Any more activity is irrelevant to gaming experience. And now you give me this cop out by saying I missed your point.
well im obviously not jaywood. but i have to disagree with him about player count as someone who owns both systems and plays both extensively (roughly 50/50). it seems to me that player count for online games are pretty much identical. when i played Uncharted 2 online just before uncharted 3 came out. the player count was consistantly over 40k players. unfortunately Uncharted 3 doesnt have a player count, but judging from its much greater sales than uncharted 2 over the same period of time, and its much greater focus on multiplayer, i would guess its at least double. and Uncharted 3 has become one of my favorite if not, my favorite multiplayer game there is. i play uncharted a lot, and it apears the player count is huge (but with no official numbers its impossible to know.
as for other exclusive games, the only other one i have put significant time into was Killzone 3, but i havent played for at least 6 months. but at the time the player pool felt fine, not as big as uncharted but good enough where i was dominated by expert players. and when my friend let me borrow his Move to play it, i was great. much better than most players. it quickly became one of my favorite multiplaer games. it has an amazing class system, and every thing is balanced, special abilities and weapons are great. Killzone along with all the halo games, uncharted games, and gears of war games are my favorite mulitplayer games ever. if i had to rank them. it would go Uncharted 3, halo reach, killzone 3, halo 4, uncharted 2, gears of war 3. but they are pretty interchangable.
also other games on PS3 seem to have equivalent player counts to xbox. call of duty black ops 2, seems to be around 400,000 for both. i dont think battlefield has a player count listed (cant remember havent played in a while, becuase i dont like its multiplayer) but it seemed just as player filled and competative on both systems.
as for his claim about psn not having active multiplayer games outside of call of duty and battlefield. i dont feel thats acurrate. but it seems xbox live isnt much different in online communities than psn. both are dominated by call of duty and battlefield, while obviously xbox has halo, which is huge (but i do wonder what what have a bigger online player count in a couple months halo 4 or battlefield). But even xbox second most popular exclusive isnt played that much (relatively). Gears of War seems to have a pretty small player count now days. i would say uncharted 3 has a bigger one.
this is a list on most played games on xbox, its not online player count but its the best evidence i have got.
Top Xbox Live Titles
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Halo 4
- Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Assassin’s Creed III
- NBA 2K13
- Modern Warfare 2
- Madden NFL 13
- Battlefield 3
- Borderlands 2
- GTA IV
- Halo: Reach
- Gears of War 3
- FIFA 12
- Forza Motorsport 4
- Hitman: Absolution
- Forza Horizon
so my point is both psn and xbl seem to be played about the same. xbox has halo as an exclusive which is obviously played more than any ps3 exclusive, but based off anecdotal evidence i would say ps3 biggest online exclusive (uncharted 3) has more online players than xbox's second biggest exclusive series (gears 3).
both services are about the same to me, both connect to online games about the same, both play online games the same, i cant tell any difference between played call of duty online on xbox or ps3. they play the same. both sometimes lag, both sometime perform flawlessly. xbox live on xbox has cross game chat, ps3 doe not (albeit the vita does, and for free, so inevitably ps4 will have cross game chat)
as for the topic at hand, if they gaze you free movies a months from zune, and perhaps some free smaller games to rent would be great.
edit: heres an interesting read from eurogamer. about lag on psn and xbl. something of note is they say Uncharted 3 (psn) has some of the lowest latency out of any game. this surely doesnt lend its slef well to the unsupported claim that psn has more lag than xbl.