PSN vs XBL


#1

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has any experience playing on both XBL and PSN. I own an 360 and a PS3, but I only play SF on PSN. Is the experience on XBL significantly better? Is it worth buying another copy of the game and another TE stick?


#2

I wouldn’t say “Significantly”… It’s pretty good on PSN, though I found that I had less lag spikes on XBL (This was back when I had one a few years ago, so it was Vanilla SF4)


#3

This may be minor, but it always takes 5-10 seconds or so to join a game on PSN, whereas it’s instantaneous on XBL.


#4

Doesn’t matter, pick one and play.


#5

I already have. I’m asking if it’s worth switching to another version.


#6

Free is always better


#7

Not really, but having both options is a pretty good idea.


#8

XBL is bad.

PSN is unplayable.


#9

and you sir, have no idea what you’re talking about.


#10

Aren’t they both P2P for AE? If so there should not be a noticeable difference.


#11

PSN is horrible.

The quality of play, not the network quality.


#12

This

I run into so many fucktards on PS3. Free isn’t always better. A certain quality of person pays for their shit to be better…

BTW: I <3 Ps3


#13

Your connection must suck. I can still link consistently on PSN (4 bars only). I would hardly consider that “unplayable”.

This is something I would consider “significant”. Are you saying XBL has more guys trying to improve their skills rather than improve their ranking?


#14

When I was playing Vanilla, that seemed to be the consensus. There was also, IIRC, a lot less scrubbery trash talking.

I rarely run into quality fighting game players on it. I’m no pro at SF4 by any means, so I get scrubbed out, but compared to what I see on streams and from tournie videos… They suck.


#15

I didn’t say anything about XBL. I don’t play on it. I just know the level of play on PSN is horrible.


#16

XBL is pretty fun, though I have no PSN experience. I rarely get matched against people who only know one move, or whatever. It’s always Ken, and always SRKs if I do heh


#17

AFAIK I have the most expensive residential internet service available in the city I live in. I play with a wired connection to the console without any other devices connected to the modem. I play green bar matches only (some become yellow after the match ends, there is nothing I can do about that).

I have played thousands of matches on PSN and XBL. There is significantly less input delay on XBL. Maybe its regional, I don’t know.


#18

i play on PSN and i know i suck just make the switch…xbl one ups psn in everyway for multiplat.


#19

Thanks for the info on input delay. That’s exactly the comparison i was looking for.


#20

Let’s not go down this stupid road again. It’s 2009 all over again.