To be honest, I don't see a big difference between PSN+ & XBL.
Both cost about the same, both offer discounted games and dlc, cloud saves, their own apps/features and exclusive access to some content.
The only major difference is the psn + free game of the month, which, to be honest, are usually older or cheaper games (minis) anyway, which most moderate/heavy users even slightly interested in said game, would have already bought previously when discounted to 5 or 10 bucks? Still, not all psn games offering demo/trial versions may offset this.
Is it possible that one of the reasons psn games generally sell less than xbla, is that some users are waiting for the game to be offered for free? Possible, sure. I know I'd be a little annoyed if I'd previously bought that months free game. Does advertising for " the game that's offered free this month on psn+" help sales of that game, or subscriptions for psn+ more?
Interesting points. Discuss!
Theres a big difference.
The discounted offers Microsoft makes to certain games are the same as the discounted offers Sony makes to Free PSN users. The PSN Plus discounted addages are a totally different list of games being showcased by Sony discounted only for PSN. Its laid out pretty simple.
This is how it works:
-Microsoft gives discounted seasonal games
-PSN gives discounted seasonal games
PSN Plus gives additional free games (can't be kept), 60 minute demos of full games and additional discounted games and demos.
Monthly dynamic and premium themes for free on PSN and avatars for free as well.
Xbox Live doesnt do this.
Qore: Free on PSN plus for a month then released free on PSN
Inside Xbox: Its a lie that its exclusive to the 360. Any non 360 owner can watch it without paying the premium fee officially.
The big difference is that everything that is premium is what you pay for with PSN Plus...everything you should get for free you pay for with Xbox Live.
LOL...they made the Xbox a multimedia machine and then you must pay the premium fee to get into your own Netflix account that you pay for?
Thats called nickel and diming people.