Right. So by that rationale, a friend of my friend is also a friend of another friend who's actually friends with Bill Gates. So that makes me somewhat of a friend to Bill Gates, after all he's the CEO of MS and it's only logical that his live account is one of the ones who started it all?
What I've seen so far, PSN has nothing in terms of community when compared with the XBL, cross-game party chat being one of the main cons for that, and lack of microphones to top it off.
As I said, I know your posting pattern, this is a pointless argument, don't bother replying, because I sure as hell won't reply back.
PSN has everything that makes Xbox Live special besides the centralized OS which puts everything together into one player friendly unit. It's graphics and design aesthetic pretty much at this point. All Sony would need to do now is find a way to make home apart of a centralized unit, make messaging quick and easy, bundle a headset bring over the cross chat from the Vita (on the next console) and whats done is done. Never thought it was that close? Well it really is. I think Sony also has their head screwed on better about what is worth paying for and what isn't compared to Microsoft who would rather just make you pay for everything including your own subscriptions. Next generation if Sony keeps up what their doing while staying the gamers console and beefing up the online could take back at least some their customers with the online and the games that Microsoft scooped up early on. In a new gen everything starts over.
As for EA, I know they will still do well in America, but everywhere else? We'll see.