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    50% more US gamers used Xbox 360 for online play than PS3 in August, says Microsoft

    Live is the best.

    Microsoft "proud and humbled to be the top online gaming service"

    Microsoft PR kingpin Major "Not Really A Major" Nelson (also known as Larry Hryb) has used his latest blog postto take a little pop at a certain rival console, who shall remain nameless. Let's call that console the "S3". No, wait - that risks confusion with Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. OK, how about "PS"?
    Said pop was popped during a chat about the new online features you can expect with Xbox One. Apparently, this week is the "Week of Xbox Live", which means brand new details all week long. Week!

    "Xbox Live has always been about building an amazing community," the Major began. "When we first launched the service back in 2002, our vision was to create a premium online place where friends could come together to play games.

    "With your support we've created the world's largest, most-active gaming and entertainment community and now, as we look ahead to the launch of Xbox One on Nov. 22, we want to pause for a moment to celebrate our community and tell you about what we are doing to make it even better. With that in mind throughout the upcoming days in this Week of Xbox Live we will share more news and information about what is coming to Xbox Live."
    "First, we want to thank you for choosing and for spending more time with us," he continued. "In the last 12 months, we delivered more than 20 billion hours of gaming and entertainment on Xbox, over 17% growth over the previous year."
    Then came the killer blow. "We're proud and humbled to be the top online gaming service - according to NPD's August 2013 Online Gaming report, close to 50% more online console gamers use the Xbox 360 for playing online than the PlayStation 3." Shots fired!
    "With your increasing engagement with and growing community, we're able invest in new features and future innovations that bring more amazing experiences to you and the community on Xbox Live," the Major concluded.
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    No surprises here. 360 had the best online experience. I don't play online anymore but my two sons do and it is always on the 360.
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    Isn't there 50% more xbox360's in America than PS3's anyway?

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    Meh. First, it's Major Nelson..

    Second, there isn't any breakdown, or real numbers. PR at its best I guess.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Isn't there 50% more xbox360's in America than PS3's anyway?
    Lol stop making sense you troll!

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    That would be pretty effin' hilarious to see the install base numbers, and they matched that ratio lol.




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    I like the GT 'Treit and True' .

    Cool app though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    I like the GT 'Treit and True' .

    Cool app though.
    I need to change my F34RTEHD0LPHIN gt lol. Might do a contest again lol.




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    Well the xbox 360 did come out a year early one of the reason i used it more than the ps3 most of my friends had live so i rarely used my ps3 for online i just used it for first party titles but i think this time around more are going to be on ps4 since its cheaper and well the whole xbox 180 thing didn't help them one of the reason im not getting an xbone

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    Sure.
    I call bull on this unless we get these numbers from an unbiased source...
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    guess most of the ps3 users were playing their single player great exclusives like the last of us, rather than brain numbing COD


    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Ok... I was wrong. Happy?

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    TBH I don't even remember the last time I played online, guess I'm going back to SP focused games like before this gen.
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    Makes sense, there was a lot of great SP games out, guess 360 fans was still playing COD

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    MS do Maths well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Isn't there 50% more xbox360's in America than PS3's anyway?
    imagine that, after all these years of free to play online and ending up 50% behind.
    could be worse for PS4 if all those PS3 owners who said they would never pay to play online stand by what they said...

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    Oops, i take that back, being up in arms about having to pay to play online was only a thing when it was only MS that charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    imagine that, after all these years of free to play online and ending up 50% behind.
    really dude? how about...after all these years + 1 extra year + online system that works + about half the price and still didn't sell more?

    yea both screwed up, it's not a big deal. there are two sides to every coin.

    could be worse for PS4 if all those PS3 owners who said they would never pay to play online stand by what they said...
    yeah, if you understand the two different things, you'd understand how it's not the same thing. who's going to pay for those dedicated servers? they don't pay for themselves.
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    Oops, i take that back, being up in arms about having to pay to play online was only a thing when it was only MS that charged.
    and vice versa. /the end.

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