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PS3 owners may switch to Xbox 360 after PSN down

The PlayStation Network continues to be down, as Sony are supposedly working on the service to make it more secure. We have had loads of comments from PlayStation 3 owners who have said they are even considering dumping the PS3 for an Xbox 360.

It looks like the downtime will continue into its sixth day and it is not only annoying for PS3 owners, but Sony must be losing plenty of money after all this time. Most of you won’t care about Sony losing some money, and will more concerned about getting back online and playing some games.

While gamers wait for the service to come back online we thought we would ask you our readers, if you are considering an Xbox 360. So tell us what you think and take part in our poll.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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MAKARIA
MAKARIA

the only reason i have heard that a PS3 is better than Xbox is blueray. is THAT it? face it girls, since the day the PS3 was hatched it was NEVER as good as the xbox. there are almost 50 million PS3 out there and xbox will out sell the PS3 on a multiplatform release. which tells me that a PS3 is only good for movies, and who wants to buy terminator 2 for another $40 to have it on blueray? please see vgchartz Modern warfare, MW2 sales between the 2 consoles. then look at Halo 3 ODST sales, arguably… Read more »

Gazza
Gazza

Nothing in this world would make me buy a X-BOX the games cost a nough as it is with out paying more to play online i use to play online on my pc but even that started to cost me a lot of money with having to up grade my graphics card then to find when the next best game came out again you would have to up grade your graphics card again or at least some thing. At least with SONY you get every thing you wont with the machine with ONE of pay ment no extras to to… Read more »

MattyBoy
MattyBoy

No, there are other things to do other than gaming, how about going out? Why would you even be worried if it's down , you're playing online with friends? so if it's down for a few days just go out , ps3 or any computer games console isn't the biggest priority by a long means, I admit i go on for a few hours a night probably daily, but It's not the be all and end all, I'm sure I can live without it for a while, and if people can't and have to go to all the trouble to… Read more »

LiquidCake86
LiquidCake86

I have been an xbox user for a number of years now, and I have never experienced the network to be down. I dont mind paying £30 a year to subscribe for online content, because it's RELIABLE! I was happily gaming online last night while you ps3 'owners' were doing what…? NOTHING! hahahaha

J.M
J.M

X box … Never I love my ps3..

José
José

You guys suck…I mean really u pay 300$ + for the system and games and DLC and then Sony expects us to wait patiently for who knows how long! I would rather go trade in my ps3 and convert to xbox because at least they have good reliable service!…

spike
spike

i might sell my 1985chevy s10 v6 4×4 just get an xbox

regularjoeblogs
regularjoeblogs

XBox run of decent games has dried up, Gears3 is a borefest. PS3 is where gaming is today. Why would I switch because of a few days downtime?

Xbox Live was down for 15 days a couple of years back…. PSN has been rock solid for a very long time.

VermillioN
VermillioN

All of you people must be poor or something, complaining about paying these prices for things. Get a real job like me so you can spulge on another console while the other sits there and fails (both consoles can take turns at doing this when the time comes, at least I have two) and people dont play games on the PC, neckbeards arent counted as productive humans.

Justin
Justin

Hellll noooo , there wont be any need of switching. Xbox sucks so bad , people are complaining about psn being down well if you switch to xbox it will probably be even worst because xbox systems do not last long , its rare for an xbox to last more than 2 or 3 years , ive had my ps3 since it came out and i havent had one problem

Gillesssss
Gillesssss

Heres what happened: Someone found a way to retrofit the firmaware where the ''Install other OS" option was availible , but it gets better… He was actually able to reformat his console into a DEVELOPER class firmware , wich is never under surveyance or "scan" as u make different operations online psn… Such as buying games with a fake credit card number. ( this is a long story short) Right now sony is probably rebuilding security as well as making sure that everyone inside an outside will be clean to log in, meaning no custom firmware going back up online… Read more »

clutch
clutch

SSmh @ u Sony fanboy cheap bastards. I own both. Besides the blu ray and free laggy internet svc Wtf does ps do better than ms. I rather pay for something that works than to have aome free laggy sh#t that gets intruded by hackers…. fn suckers

Lance morrisss
Lance morrisss

Get'em Ps3 Fans.! All those "oo i've got both systems" are just as bad as the knifing system in the Call of Duty games. So we lost connection to online. . Ehhh, im sure o' Jimbob in Florida can wait to talk to Susie in Canada for a wee bit longer. Yes we've gotten hit hard specially the Teens like myself on spring break. Being an obsessive compulsive Gamer, or the Casual Weekender your still upset with the ordeal. Sony has a crack in the windshield, instead of fixing the crack they ordered a total new windshield from the JaJa… Read more »

Lance morrisss
Lance morrisss

Get'em Ps3 Fans.! All those "oo i've got both systems" are just as bad as the knifing system in the Call of Duty games. So we lost connection to online. . Ehhh, im sure o' Jimbob in Florida can wait to talk to Susie in Canada for a wee bit longer. Yes we've gotten hit hard specially the Teens like myself on spring break. Being an obsessive compulsive Gamer, or the Casual Weekender your still upset with the ordeal. Sony has a crack in the windshield, instead of fixing the crack they ordered a total new windshield from the JaJa… Read more »

henry
henry

wow if you want to pay $200 on a xbox because u cant go a week without playin online u got issues

now sony hater
now sony hater

The reason I would consider swapping to XBOX now is because sony are the most incompetent useless un-helpful piles of shit……. all you have to do is look at there updates on whats played out….. No one knows when it will be back up and lastly if i pay top dollar for a gaming device that I can't do what I like with then they shoud go and fuck themselves…… you see microsoft whinging and crying cause someone modified there shit… NO…… I NOW HATE SONY FOR THERE LACK LUSTER EFFORT THEY CALL SUPPORT AND SERVICE!!!

taz
taz

No I will never buy a $box 360 ever. I have all playstations 1 2 &3 and all still work just fine. I really don't know why so many people are so bent out of shape over PSN being down. Ask yourself these questions. Does your ps3 still work? Yes/ can you still play your games? Yes Can you still watch Netflix? Yes. Can you still watch DVD& blueray? Yes. Does $box have blueray? No. Do you have to pay to play on $box? Yes. Does $box have GT5? Or the Move? NO!!!! So take your time fixing this lil… Read more »

Amir
Amir

God these console war flame bait articles are getting so f**king old.

Lori
Lori

Awww, how am I going to shoot some zombies on Red Dead Redemption? =( Ah well…I'll wait this out! With technology, anything can happen!

Too cool to show
Too cool to show

i like potatoes (:
andd ps3 ftw, although i got it around christmas and had a ps2 for around 2 yrs before tht, sony has been great!!! i also have a 46" tv from Sony and have 3 Sony Ericsson phones. <3 ITS SO RELIABLE!!! like srsly, xbox = death within a yr. sony = death within a decade. stuff the xbox, they prob caused this becos they wanted to have more customers, i presume (i joke its a stoopid idea!!) anywayss stuff xboxx go PS3!!! thumbs up if u agree, oh wait this isnt utoobe dw.

louie
louie

we should get 50bux onto our account when it comes back on

Guest
Guest

I am selling my psshit3 on eBay this week and will buy an xbox! I just want to play the black ops!

Carter
Carter

I really couldn't care less about PSN being down for only a week. Heck, it means I can play some singleplayer games that I haven't touched (Heavy Rain) what does it matter.

dumbass
dumbass

this is a stupid uh, review?. i would never switch from my ps3 just because a few days of down time and especially if its to increase the security. i rather sacrifice a few days with no online play not a few weeks of no gaming because of rrod (talking from experience) 6 TIMES so yeah no u fail buddy

marc crozier
marc crozier

i bet it was microsoft hacked sony, because about 3-5 days before the crash microsoft advertised free xbox live gold membership for 1 week, this week. it ends tonight (monday) if psn is back online in the next 1-3 days it willl seem very suspicious for microsoft, plus this aint the first time microsoft have tried to sabotage sony, there was when they bribed game producers to only give xbox DLC for certain games. this is just another reason why microsoft should just ….. bugger off

WhiteWolf
WhiteWolf

I have owned my ps3 since it came out and I am telling you i had have not one problem since i bought it. 600 was worth the money. I love the network, the neflix, blueray, Its very own web browser plus all the extras like home FREE ONLINE use and its playstation store.
I Dont mind Sony working hard to get this problem fixed and so shall the rest of you players who voted you are going to buy a XBOX. Even though it could be xbox fans just clicking the yes option.

PS3!!!!!!!!!!!

ps3 man
ps3 man

dose any1 know how long ps3 online gonna be for its p*ssing me off so much

DAZ
DAZ

Hmmm PS3 vs XPANTS wonder what the score will be?Ps3 got Google-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 got blue ray-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 wireless-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 can i use to put stuff on my phone-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 can i play PS2 games-YES XPANTS can i play games from the old XBOX-NOOO PS3 did sony come up with the eye toy first and microsoft copied the idea with the kinect-YES PS3 can i video chat-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 FREE online gaming-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 do we have a place where i can interact with other gamers and play games with my avatar-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3 sixasis-YES XPANTS-NOOO PS3… Read more »

Shane Doyle
Shane Doyle

I didn't play my ps3 a lot anyways, but it's a tad annoying that its just happened to go down over the easter holidays…oh well Gears of War 3 beta….aweeesome.lol

spaceranger23
spaceranger23

Yeah shout out to see demon and me spaceranger23 psn is down an they need to fix it …x box sucks still to me an ill never swicth …see you online guys lol hit you with a limbo!!!!!

Hyakujo
Hyakujo

Personally i am not that bothered about the service being down for a while but if Sony is not able to keep my bank details and personal information secure then i could go of my PS3 really rapidly.

Duncan
Duncan

I got myself a new PS3 2 weeks ago after owning the xbox 360 since December 2006. I have been very impressed with the system and that is before I have even played online. Microsoft have far more problems on their system, including constant hacking (from the players and the enforcement teams) and unnecessary and hidden debit card charges. I'm not even going to get into my awful experiences with xbox live. Why would anyone downgrade to an xbox 360? The only reason I got the xbox is because my PS2 smashed on the floor, I saw Saints Row and… Read more »

Spartan3196
Spartan3196

Switch? Your F-ing kidding me better to be down than have to buy a 360 and then also buy live ($50)

The Future of Sega
The Future of Sega

You know what the funny thing is: everyone is whining about how the psn is down and how they have nothing to do but no one has talked about hanging out with girls and moving on with their lives. Seriously if you would rather sit around and pout about a video game online service being disconnected for 5 days, instead of going about and enjoying other things…you have problems. If you don't like Sony then DON'T buy their products anymore. When PS4 arrives just don't get it! It's that simple guys. Let try to be mature about this. There are… Read more »

Greycloud007
Greycloud007

To start I am no fanboy, i own all current gen consoles and they all havetheir good and bad points.

and too be honest i don't play many PS3 games online as it takes too long to find a game, i only use PSN for adhoc party and downloading games and DLC.

I'd rather pay for an online service which guarantees you a game, this is why i turn to the 360 for online play

You get what you pay for! and with sony you pay nothing…..

Serge
Serge

I have both so i really dont care. both are great and at the end of the day im able to do the same thing on both consoles…If anything i would dump both system and get me a gaming pc…

antonio
antonio

lol they didn't appove my proposal… then my answer is no for XBOX 🙂

Whiteboy
Whiteboy

This is the price we pay for free online gaming & we would NEVER dump our PS3`s for a 360 SCREW THAT!!! PS3 for life!!!!

Rodger
Rodger

Na I wouldnt buy an Xbox just because PSN is down for a week, that's ridiculous! Financially you're far better off getting a new game that you can play offline for a week and there's plenty of good ones out there, and I guarantee you've missed some absolute classics that are cheap on the second hand market I recommend Far Cry 2, Crysis 2, Killzone 2 and 3, Aliens vs Predator and if you haven't played all of them you could get the Call of Duty games you're missing. Add to that Red Dead Redemption and Resi 5 and there's… Read more »

Elmo
Elmo

Theres no need to buy a xbox. ps3 and xbox are the same,graphics are identical and they run just the same.. what makes a xbox and ps3 different is just the features that are included. Don't forget that xbox 360 went down for two weeks around the time halo 3 was launched if i remember correctly. it just proves that xbox has faults in there system to as well as the playstation!. iv owned a playstation since they first released the playstation and iv been a loyale customer to sony for many years. this gives all the people that are… Read more »

Steveb00701
Steveb00701

To those saying we should get compensation, sort your lives out! It's a free service. Why would Sony offer anyone money or freebies because a free feature, through no fault of there own breaks? It's within there interest to fix it asap as they're the ones losing money.

Micheal Stevenson
Micheal Stevenson

It will take up to a month to fix this problem

Drew
Drew

….honestly? I have gotten a lot more yard work done over the last five days.

walshi
walshi

i had xbox first then switched to ps3 then my ps3 broke 3 weeks later i bought a ps3 slim on my birthday and that is when it went down but anyway ps3 rules sony rules c'mon sony take your time as the more time the more secure

supergunner14
supergunner14

i have both consoles so not really to fussed about it,however i do have a playstation plus 90 day trial and i hope the days its been down are reimburst

Tony
Tony

Why on earth would any sane person buy an Xbox 360???

guest
guest

The 360 people had to give out a free game when their network went down too. It's not like this is has never happened before to any other system.

Tyler
Tyler

People claiming to jump ship at the slightest hiccup is not uncommon. It's a knee jerk reaction when something unexpected happens, and they don't like it. Six months from now they'll still have the PS3 and barely recall the time they were forced off the couch.

Erewhon
Erewhon

Pay for access on what is basically an out of date PC? No thanks.

Plus it doesn't run GT5 so no use to me even if it was any good.

Konrad M.
Konrad M.

Why would i buy an xbox, ill just wait for pin to go back up in a couple of days

antonio
antonio

@ microsoft, if I give u my PS3 will you give me a brand new Xbox? fare deal no? actually you'll be the ones gainig since users gotta pay a bill to play online? correct? if u want to get some customers this is your chance I guess, i bet you thers a few that would turn in there PS3 for an Xbox lol, they are on withdrawl so it opens a spot

klatu
klatu

I own both and could not be happier (PS3 and 360, and shiny new Alienware Aurora ALX). If only I didn't work full time I could actually enjoy them! Although I must say, this outage is concerning, as its the first mass service disruption caused by hackers that I can recall.
mornelithe-why would you buy an xbox? Because REAL gamers own every system. Fanboys whine about the other, because they only have one. You have no need for MS paperwieghts? Hope your PC is running Mac OS lest you be hypocritical!

MetalBandit
MetalBandit

I bought my xbox 360 last year in March because Rockstar had given into making the exclusive Liberty City stories in 2009 paying Rockstar to sell out on it's loyal playstation players, when I bought the xbox I didn't know anything about it at the time, primarily the fact that you had to pay to play online. I had soley bought the xbox just so I could play those two addtional Liberty City story games not knowing that Rockstar was finally going to release the playstation version just one month after I bought the xBox talk about being pissed off.… Read more »

m johnson
m johnson

never had any problem with ps3 but my xbox 360 been repaired 3 or 4 times that about 6 to 8 weeks of down time.i think people can wait for ps3 network to come back on line.

Draxism
Draxism

While it sucks that it is down, I don't know why anyone who did not already like X-Box 360 and who was looking for an excuse to buy it would jump ship over this. It's a FREE service to Sony gaming system owners. If you wanna pay for a service like X-Box Live that could potentially be taken down for days just as easily, please feel free.

David
David

I would never buy an xbox even if PSN was down for a year!

Tim
Tim

im so burnt!!! was looking forward to playing some call of duty! i hope they hurry up before i get paid! because im geting a xbox if its not up and good bye ps3!

Blaze
Blaze

Who wants a junk box anyway. Sony rules and I live and breath Sony….they will get this settled and I hope they find the culprits and bring them to justice.

HUNGDADDY
HUNGDADDY

I wouldn't get an GAYBOX 360 since the PSN downtime right now would be the equivilant of me not paying for the xbox online service . So im still loving the free online I can w8 . Time is money :p

g max
g max

not moving to an inferior console because of one week off, psn is free, rarely has problems and is a good service.

pik
pik

Already have both…didn't even notice PSN was down.

guest
guest

The paperweight is the ps3 that is currently useless. This is not the first time they have had network issues either. This would not happen to the Xbox because you subscribe to Microsoft's network.

o[pi
o[pi

I like to watch blurays. Buying an xbox is like buying a beta recorder

Mario_Maserati
Mario_Maserati

NO WAY!!!
XBOX CHARGES FOR XBLIVE!!!
PS3 is awsome and will continue to be.
Sony can take a month to rebuild PSN, I don't care.
The more time they take the more secure it will be in.

lew
lew

Traitors.

craig
craig

why would i want an xbox 360 when the ps3 has so much to offer for free. I would never consider swapping over no matter how long it takes to resolve this situation!

locomoteeve
locomoteeve

In other news SEGA just announced a Next Generation Console

Jon
Jon

I appreciate the fact that Sony is taking their time in making the PSN more secure. I will never switch to Microsoft and the red rings of death. Sony for life!

123
123

PS3 network is free, play some games and get some trophies, maybe go outside and talk to a girl. No way will I switch to pay for online play with xbox.

X ps3 player....
X ps3 player....

Already traded in ps3 for xbox today…

john
john

Why would I pay monthly for Xbox?

Firebat
Firebat

Cough "fanboy" cough

Siknakedmik
Siknakedmik

xbox can lick my balls

lee
lee

why would we buy a x box because of some pricks out there who hacked playstation network anyway ps3 is a lot better than the x box …. x box is a load of crap

hadouken
hadouken

Get your shit together Sony.

DFD
DFD

It is quite annoying but i love ps3 better than xbox 360/kinect.! but here is somthing for ps3 games: please please please PLEASE bring back driver 3 and Grand theft auto San andreas!!!!!!! Write?

cosmic1231234
cosmic1231234

i agree, alltho the network is down i dont feel that microsoft is the better choice. You hafto Pay to use it.!
that shows that microsoft only want money from us ( end user ). while the PSN is free.
Microsoft here is alittle Tip, if you allow players to use the Xbox online free, Like all other games and Windows ect you will get alot more $$! But thay dont think of that do thay :p lol

Michael mcgettrick
Michael mcgettrick

I can wait for Sony to get it right. I have a PC and a Wii and Ipod Touch and Board Games. So a week or two isnt that long. Plus I've had 2 Xboxes( lost 8 mos. of Xbox online service) that burned me…including a Slim and Sleek Black one. So I will patiently wait for Sony and their free service.

Krayzie_95
Krayzie_95

dnt move to Xbox..just fixes it n stay.. 🙂

Tray Caddy
Tray Caddy

With all the money I've spent on my PS3 it would be all for nothing to switch to Xbox.

Mike
Mike

I hope you realize that most of the people clicking "Yes" would most likely be XBox fans who do not own Ps3s just answering to skew results…

XboxSucks
XboxSucks

To think Playstation users would just jump over to Xbox because the network is down is ridiculous and asinine. The 200+ people who voted yes on your silly little poll probably just asked mommy and daddy to buy them one so they could play black ops! You honestly think people are just gonna go out and buy an Xbox because the network is down for a few days? Thats like buying a new car just because your old one blew a tire. Dynamite journalism Gary.

hazer79
hazer79

y wud i but a xbox 360 just because psn is down,i hate da fact dat microsoft charge £60 a year to play online even tho microsoft are 1 of da richest companys on da planet dey still tink its ok to charge ppl dat,if i buy a all of duty game it cost me another 60 euro to play it online!!!!!! psn is free cos dey kno dey hav twice as many customers as xbox and iv had ps1 ps2 n now ps3 i can tell u ill b 1st in line for ps4,xbox is so unreliable aswell my… Read more »

playstation
playstation

xbox is no were near as good as ps3 why would anyone consider buying an xbox

burtmatthews
burtmatthews

This is an ridiculous question seeing as how the Xbox network has gone down for a solid week a handful of times since it's release.

:) -
:) -

Sorry, if someone was to find another solution to gaming, i don't think they would pay around £600 for a decent gaming PC. Not all of us have a gaming PC. This article was not aimed at you personally.

TWiZLER_
TWiZLER_

I will never buy an Xbox and I don't see why people do. First off they don't last, no bluray? Also you pay for the system and the game then you have to pay to play online. What crap is that. Microsoft is too greedy. Also if you want to play any video format other than a DVD for instance an .avi file you have to be signed into live which costs money so my answer is HELL NO!!!

spudio72
spudio72

can u get a ps3 controller type that works on xbox

logan
logan

na dnt be dumb guys dnt buy a Xbox do i wanna play like they do…just keep on waiting they better fixes it…man we need to rank up…(imm say's who Evey did this to us why cant they do the same thing t Xbox player u kno if we nt play they cnt play..

o0 THE ONLY 0o
o0 THE ONLY 0o

I have both consoles and have been playing my xbox while the PSN has been down. As a huge Socom fan I am rather disapointed that the outage took place on the day I bought the game but I dont mind waiting, if I did not have an xbox I dont think I would consider buying one just cause of the service outage, but as sony hasnt even specified the date in which the service will return it may put users in a situation where they would rather be playing something now, rather than waiting for a service that may… Read more »

Stilloyal
Stilloyal

People seem to forget xbox live has gone down before

nico
nico

night will never become day – xbox will never come close to ps

Alex
Alex

Going from a PS3 with no PSN to a Xbox is a down grade anyway…… why would i want to switch to a Xbox?

mornelithe
mornelithe

Why would I buy an Xbox? I have a gaming PC to compliment my PS3. Have no need for overpriced Microsoft paperweights.

kingjk90
kingjk90

I will never dump sony they make fantastic products that have never really had any problems unlike microsofts xbox 360 the ps3 has never had major breakdown problems or overheat problems unlike the 360 just because a load of idiotic hackers who obviously have nothing better to do than ruin everyone elses fun it may very well be sad to play psn but thats no reason to hack just because you dont like it your really sad stop hacking i do it but only silly things at school like change my backround thats about it.

Paddy
Paddy

If your like depends so much on online multiplayer that you have to spend about £200 on an xbox just when psn is down for a few days, you have serious issues. These people need to go outside more often.

Darren
Darren

dont talk bloody daft, i must have the brain of a 1 year old to make such an expensive hissy-fit decision no one would do that, xbox had its fair share of downtime in the past.

david
david

ps3 down again this time for even longer kids are pxxixxss of with it and we seem to get no composaion for it

John
John

This is just stupid… Yes it sucks that the PSN is down, but honestly one week with out PS3..? Seriously, everyone's moaning about that?? Where were you when you didnt have a PS3? What about vacation? You dont have PS3 then…

mark
mark

People who would switch is stupid. I mean come on grow up. Xbox was down for two weeks before. Things happen and that's the greatness of technology, anything can happen.

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