In recent months, concern has been growing amongst gamers as to the quality and value of their online subscriptions – specifically PSPlus and Xbox Gold.
Both subscriptions are necessary for competitive online play on their respective consoles, and both subscriptions offer a number of free titles every month as gifts. However, some people are complaining that the quality of the games given through PSPlus is not to the same standard as those provided by Xbox Gold.
For comparison, here are two pictures showing the free games that both subscriptions have offered every month from May last year to April this year.
Now you may notice first off that PSPlus has provided a significantly larger amount of games over this period than Xbox Gold – 72 to Xbox’s 49, to be precise.
What is also evident is the significantly higher ratio of indie games in PSPlus’ offerings.
That’s not to say they’re bad; quite the opposite. With such titles as Guacamelee, Galak-Z, I Am Alive and Limbo, there’s definitely a large amount of high quality games to be found on offer.
However, where people seem to take exception is the comparatively low number of triple AAA titles when shown against the offerings of Xbox Gold. Every month there is a new triple AAA title up for grabs if you’re a Xbox user.