Does anyone here pay for both PS Plus and XBLG services?

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Posted by FinalFighters (2781 posts) 3 years, 3 months ago

Poll: Does anyone here pay for both PS Plus and XBLG services? (95 votes)

Yes i pay for both PS Plus and XBLG annual service fees. 36%
No, i only pay for PS Plus service. 22%
No, i only pay for XBLG service. 17%
i dont pay for neither. its a waste of money. 25%

Just curious who here pays for both the service fees of PS Plus and Gold and why?

As for me im only paying for PS Plus. i have a Vita, PS3 and soon i will be getting a PS4 (waiting for the White destiny bundle) so PS Plus offers more bang for my buck since im getting "free" games on all three systems.

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#1 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Nope, paid for XBLG a long time ago and I pay for PS+ now. Don't particularly mind too much.

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#2 Posted by RR360DD (13655 posts) -

No.

Theres no reason for me to pay for PSPlus when i do my online gaming on the XOne with the superior controller. The 'free' games are just icing on the cake. I wouldn't pay for a service just to get them.

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#3 Edited by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

I pay for both to get the most out of both consoles.

Do you have a XB1 or 360 TC?

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#4 Posted by darkangel115 (4449 posts) -

I do, not sure of your point in this poll but i voted

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#5 Edited by lundy86_4 (48568 posts) -

I pay for both.

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#6 Posted by funsohng (29850 posts) -

The thought of "paid online" disgusts me. So no.

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#7 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

No, because I don't have an xbox

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#8 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

**** no, that would be extremely dumb. I feel dumb enough as is paying for just one of them (PS+).

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#9 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

Stopped paying for Plus when i changed to PC and got better deals and online. Since i don' have an xbox, i pay for neither.

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#10 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

This is why you need 3rd Party Service on each console, like Steam.

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#11 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5004 posts) -

Don't have a PS3 or PS4, and I wouldn't pay for PS Plus anyway. I certainly don't pay for Xbox Live Gold. Just another way for them to suck a little extra money out of you. I hate paying for games and having content locked off because I didn't give them even more money. And why the hell do I need to pay for gold just to be able to play a "free-to-play" game?

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#12 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

I payed for one year of XBLG back in the day. Never paid for online since. Its a rip off.

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#13 Posted by Legend002 (13373 posts) -

Just PS+. Microsoft give away a month trial on the dashboard so often that it's not really necessary to pay. Been on gold without paying for 3 months now.

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#14 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@Legend002 said:

Just PS+. Microsoft give away a month trial on the dashboard so often that it's not really necessary to pay. Been on gold without paying for 3 months now.

Yep that's a neat trick: have a cc on file ( I store an expired one) then activate the free month, go to xbox.com and turn off auto renewal, rinse and repeat.

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#15 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

You have to pay to play online on the consoles?

I thought console gaming was supposed to be cheap?

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#16 Posted by Animal-Mother (27350 posts) -

Yeah I've been paying it's literally a drop in the bucket so I don't mind much.

Both services are great.

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#17 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

Yes, I pay for both.

$50 for PS+ and $60 for XBLG. I get deals on both though.

This month marks 16 free PS+ games released on PS4 since Nov 2013 launch.

This month marks 6 free GwG games released on Xbone since Nov 2013 launch.

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#19 Posted by Draign (1821 posts) -

I only pay for a Xbox live Gold so I hope Sony keeps rolling out the single player experiences like Infamous SS :-)

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#20 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

I used to just pay for Gold, then when Sony made it mandatory, I now pay for PS+ too. I forget that soon (November) I will owe Sony another $50.

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#21 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

I pay for XBLG but do not pay for PSN yet, but I will.

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#22 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

its sad but i pay for both =( . will always wait for black friday to re up all my membership for at least a couple of years.

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#23 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

I pay for both.

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#24 Posted by Heil68 (57707 posts) -

I pay for both. I dont mind it.

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#25 Edited by FinalFighters (2781 posts) -

@GoldenElementXL said:

I pay for both to get the most out of both consoles.

Do you have a XB1 or 360 TC?

Yes, i own a 360. i bought it used off ebay for dirt cheap. i only wanted it to play the Halo and Gears of war games.

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#26 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I pay for both. Undecided if I'm going to renew my Xbox Live service, but I probably will when the year of service inevitably goes on sale during Black Friday and the holidays.

I do enjoy the PS+ service more though.

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#27 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12609 posts) -

I pay for gold to get "free" games.

And to play GTA online now. And maybe some blacklist co-op sometime.

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#28 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

I have both but I only paid for XBL.

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#29 Posted by Dire_Weasel (16681 posts) -

Yeah, I still have an Xbox 360 that gets a ton of use.

I'll probably pay for both in 2015, 2016, not so sure.

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#30 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

I don't pay for either.

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#31 Posted by freedomfreak (49799 posts) -

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR SHIT YOU ALREADY PAID FOR THE FUCKING PERSON TO COME IN AND CLEAN THIS SHIT.

Nah, I pay fo XBL to play with homies. And PS+ is being paid by my brother. God Bless Sony's share thing mathingy.

freedom.

I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA

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#32 Posted by cainetao11 (32459 posts) -

I do and don't. My family members have been very supportive of me returning from active duty to use my GI bill and one bought me a year live card. I paid for psn+ myself. Admittedly it isn't blowing my mind as my gaming time is PC, ps3, X1 at this point because of school. Still, I have spent more in a night at a bar NOT getting anywhere with a woman. As you get older you accept, A. Its not coming with you; B. women take most of it from u one way or another (unless u prefer same sex, then they do it to you I guess).

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#33 Posted by ominous_titan (1215 posts) -

I do I don't mind. Might not renew xbl if I don't find anything great after halo mcc and I bore of it.

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#34 Posted by sailor232 (6714 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

I do and don't. My family members have been very supportive of me returning from active duty to use my GI bill and one bought me a year live card. I paid for psn+ myself. Admittedly it isn't blowing my mind as my gaming time is PC, ps3, X1 at this point because of school. Still, I have spent more in a night at a bar NOT getting anywhere with a woman. As you get older you accept, A. Its not coming with you; B. women take most of it from u one way or another (unless u prefer same sex, then they do it to you I guess).

That's it, the money would go on something else and be gone really fast, drinks on the weekend, a few dvd's or Blu-rays, food. So these services for a whole year cost nothing.

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#35 Posted by General_Solo76 (427 posts) -

I don't pay for either service. I'd rather use that money for something else, since I mainly game for SP experience. The only time I game mp is in games like Madden, Mario Kart, and fighting games, but I much prefer to play those with friends who come over to hang out rather than with strangers I don't even know.

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#36 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

I can still play for free on PS3 so I don't pay for anything.

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#37 Edited by SakusEnvoy (4737 posts) -

@sailor232: I find these online subscriptions also get me games that I would never have rationalized buying on my own. I used to hate online subscriptions the way Microsoft did them, but Sony changed the whole playbook with PS Plus and now even Microsoft is providing a good deal on free games. It really gets even better if you don't give away or trade in your old systems. If you own all 5 Plus/Gold systems, you get an incredible number of games each month. These services help me concentrate on only buying the games I look forward to the most (mostly AAAs).

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#38 Posted by Basinboy (13097 posts) -

Eventually I will. MC Collection will do me in, but I have a fistful of 3-month trials to tide me over until a deal pops up for 1- year XBLG at $20-$30. There's always deals at that price for both PS+ and XBLG during Black Friday (I bought 2 years of PS+ for $50 last year).

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#39 Edited by hehe101 (730 posts) -

Why would I pay PSN to have my bank details stolen? No thanks!

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#40 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (14563 posts) -

I used to pay for both, but I recently got rid of my PS4... so not anymore.

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#41 Edited by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

I only pay for Xbox Live.

PlayStation consoles, going all the way back to PS1, have always just offered me mostly great single player experiences, but haven't ever had many great multiplayer games and there is nothing on the horizon for PS4 that looks to change that anytime soon. Xbox consoles, on the other hand, have always been very multiplayer focused. Plus Xbox Live is simply a better online service and all of my friends are on Xbox Live, so Xbox Live is worth every penny and I don't plan to ever stop subscribing to it.

I don't care about the game rentals, so for me to ever subscribe to PS Plus in addition to Xbox Live, Sony would have to release a couple of really awesome online multiplayer games that are exclusive to PS4 and it doesn't look like that is happening anytime soon.

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#42 Posted by verbalfilth (4938 posts) -

I begrudgingly pay for both since they are mandatory for online play. The money isn't a big deal really, its the principle of the matter that just irks me to no end. Sony had the right idea last gen: Keep online gaming free and charge for all the other extra stuff. Now we're paying for both. They probably did this after seeing how many people were willing to drop money into XBL.

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#43 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4773 posts) -

Yep, both... Haven't even turned my X1 on for a couple months... not saying PS4 is better.... what games are free for X1? I'm still waiting for some good games from BOTH SONY and Microsoft. I think the wait is about over though.

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#44 Posted by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

I dont own an xbox so i only pay for psn+

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#45 Edited by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

@verbalfilth said:

I begrudgingly pay for both since they are mandatory for online play. The money isn't a big deal really, its the principle of the matter that just irks me to no end. Sony had the right idea last gen: Keep online gaming free and charge for all the other extra stuff. Now we're paying for both. They probably did this after seeing how many people were willing to drop money into XBL.

While online gaming was free on the PS3, look at how much it sucked compared to Xbox Live. If keeping online gaming free was the right idea then why was it the service with the mandatory fee that made online gaming mainstream and was more popular than the free online services on PS3 and Wii?

You get what you pay for. You can get a free meal from the dumpster in the alley or you can pay for a quality meal in a nice resaturant; I'd rather pay for quality. I like having a mandatory fee for online play because it forces them to deliver a high quality service in order to keep people subscribed. I will gladly choose having to pay for a quality online service over having a crappy free online service like on the PS3 and Wii.

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#46 Edited by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

Probably try single player first....maybe donate a little time and money to Sony.

Bloodborne. ..Day ....1

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#47 Posted by flashn00b (3481 posts) -

Neither. With PC as my primary gaming platform, the only thing i need to pay for my online multiplayer is the ISP.

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#48 Posted by Malta_1980 (11890 posts) -

I used to pay for both PS+ and XBL (360).. But i haven't used my 360 for nearly a year now and therefore didn't renew my subscription.. The past months have only been paying for PS+

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#49 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

Glad I'm staying on PC at this point, to avoid that crap.

Seriously, why willingly pay such a large amount of money for something that should be free? Might as well pull your pants down for them too.

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#50 Edited by Litchie (20528 posts) -

As a PC / Nintendo gamer I have the luxury of not paying for something that should be free.