Xbox One Ad Fires Shot at PSN, Says Xbox Live “Won’t Let You Down”

December 19, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan

A brief new Xbox One commercial released over the weekend starring NFL’s Marshawn Lynch claims that Xbox Live is “the network that won’t let you down.” A dig at Sony’s PlayStation Network, the video above actually references a recent independent study (at the 0.30 mark) by IHS Markit, which rates Xbox Live above PSN in all aspects except matchmaking.

Back in September, IHS Markit tested both networks for Reliability, Speed, and Overall Quality. The results were as follows:

Reliability

  • Login to Network – Xbox Live
  • Login to Game Server – Xbox Live
  • Matchmaking – PSN
  • Uninterrupted Play – Xbox Live

Speed

  • Login to Network – Xbox Live
  • Login to Game Server – Xbox Live
  • Matchmaking – PSN
  • Time to Upload – Xbox Live

Overall Quality

  • Login to Game Server (Speed/Reliability) – Xbox Live
  • Matchmaking (Speed/Reliability) – PSN
  • Join Party – Xbox Live
  • Voice Chat Quality – Xbox Live

In case you missed it, you can find the full study here.

What do our readers think of the commercial?