PSN Hits 20 Million User Milestone
Sony has announced that the cumulative number of registered accounts on PlayStation Network worldwide has exceeded 20 million as of February 20, 2009. The registered accounts on PlayStation Network reached 5 million in 1 year and 2 months, 10 million in 1 year and 8 months, and exceeded 20 million in only 2 years and 3 months from the service launch on November 11, 2006. The number of users connected to PlayStation Network is ever growing, building a robust network business platform.
PlayStation Network is a free to access network service for PS3 and PlayStation Portable, that have more than 70 million sell-in units around the world combined. Directly accessible from PS3, PSP or PC, users are able to enjoy a broad range of online content and services, including online gaming, video chat and text messaging with other PS3 users online, as well as many games and video content downloadable from PlayStation Store. Since its launch, PlayStation Network has expanded its services to over 55 countries and regions around the globe, gaining strong support from users for its breadth of entertainment content available for both PS3 and PSP systems in addition to its free to use features and services.
To offer more fun and excitement to users, PlayStation Network is continually enhancing gaming experience through online game features such as online battle and team play, as well as adding more and more downloadable game items. More than 600 titles incorporated with online features have been released for the PS3 system worldwide, including Resistance: Fall of Man, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and LittleBigPlanet from Sony.
PlayStation Home launched its service in December 2008 and in less than 2 months, the number of users has exceeded 4 million. Within the ground-breaking 3D environment, users are able to meet, share gaming experiences, and enjoy communication with each other.?Collaborative initiatives with various game titles and franchises are underway to offer more new fun on games in the world of PlayStation Home as it evolve over time, adding new spaces, features and functions to create a living, growing platform for the PlayStation community.