Microsoft has claimed that Xbox Live is not only faster, but also more reliable than PlayStation Network, as they published a study by IHS Markit measuring the reliability, quality and speed of the two networks using five of the most popular multiplayer games.
In comparison to a PlayStation 4 it is allegedly faster to get from logging on to being online on the Xbox One, and Xbox Live out-perfromed PSN in network log-in reliability, game server log-in reliability, and uninterrupted play. Matchmaking reliability, however, was PlayStation Network's victory. In the comparison regarding speed, Xbox Live also came out on top as it looked at not only lag and latency, important factors for online gaming, but also game loading times and matchmaking.
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