Following reports that the PlayStation 3 is the most connected console, Microsoft has come out saying that its console is still the leader in online multiplayer.
The PS3’s built in wi-fi adapter and free access to the PlayStation Network has always been a major selling point for the console, and a recent study that showed that PS3’s were the most connected console is a pretty big feather in Sony’s cap. So much so that Microsoft has felt the urge to make it clear that it is the leader in online multiplayer.
“What’s important to keep in mind is the level of activity over an online service, especially when comparing a no-cost service [PlayStation Network] to a subscription-based service like Xbox Live,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.
“When it comes to total entertainment experiences and value, Xbox 360 continues to lead the charge,” they said, citing a recently released NPD online gaming report. “Xbox 360 is the hands-down leader in online gaming, with 48 percent of all online gamers using Xbox 360 and Xbox Live to connect with friends, family and competitors.”
“This study also says that our members take full advantage of the immersive entertainment experiences over Xbox LIVE, logging the most hours of online play per week (7.3 hours/week) – that’s more than PC gaming (6.6 hours/week) and our competition.”