Some have noticed that PlayStation Network is down and out at the same time Microsoft is running a free-to-play weekend for all Xbox Live account holders, across all of Europe. Electronic Theatre asked an Xbox Live rep how the company felt about the timing of such events:
"Of course it's regretful that Sony is encountering issues at such a busy time, and Microsoft takes no joy in the problems gamers are having playing their favourite games online. That being said, we are expecting Microsoft's robust online network to see an increase of traffic from those gamers who own both systems. Being able to play their games via the Xbox Live network could make all the difference for some gamers, and the Xbox Nations event will allow all of them to do just that – whether they have a Gold subscription or not."
Microsoft React to PlayStation Network Outage [Electronic Theatre]