Xbox Live ahead of PSN by 12 to 18 months

According to Martin Olausson, Director of Digital Media Research at Strategy Analytics, Xbox Live is 12 to 18 months ahead of its main competitor the PlayStation Network in terms of an overall entertainment experience.

“Xbox 360 continues to pull ahead of the competition when it comes to delivering on a complete home entertainment experience and we think that Xbox LIVE currently is about 12 to 18 months ahead of its main rival PlayStation Network when it comes to offering service and content beyond traditional games,” said Olausson. “By introducing innovative new services and content such as Natal, instant streaming of full 1080P HD video, and integrating social media features such as Twitter and Facebook, Xbox will likely attract a wider audience than its rivals and is in a great position to maximize sales in the next few years.”

Olausson’s comments come just days before Xbox Live gets Facebook, Twitter and next Tuesday, on November 17. Do you agree with Olausson’s statement? Is Live ahead of PSN in terms of “a complete home entertainment experience”?