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Sony claims 14 million active PSN accounts

Tuesday, 18th November 2008 07:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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In his post celebrating the second birthday of PS3, SCEA marketing boss John Koller has claimed that 14 million people now have active PSN accounts worldwide.

There’s little doubt this confirmation is timed to coincide with the fact New Xbox Experience is launching tomorrow: to 14 million Live subscribers.

From the post, talking of advancements made with PSN in the last two years:

PlayStation Network has truly hit its stride with unique downloadable games and a video delivery service featuring movies, TV shows, and original programming that you can watch in HD with your PS3, or bring with you on your PSP. And with 14 million active accounts and 273 million pieces of content downloaded, we know that you’re thirsting for this digital entertainment.

Leave your handbags at the door, gents. This is a respectable establishment.

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24 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    I have a PSN account!

    I don’t have a PS3 though, but if I ever do get one, at least I have my account name waiting for me…

    Anyway, I wonder if this ‘boast’ is in any way influenced by Pachter’s recent ridiculing of PSN on Gametrailers.

    He totally dismissed it and estimated you won’t even find 1 million people playing it simultaneously because everyone plays LIVE for their online gaming needs.

    I think he’s probably right.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Being the 360 fanboy you are G1GA, you would agree with that…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    I agree because it’s probably true.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    Siny did this big, pre-sign up for PSN account name thing on your PC before launch didn’t they?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, that’s when I registered my username.

    It must still be active, because they still send me spam.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Syrok

    It will inactive by now. I think I read somewhere in the Terms and Conditions that they get deleted after half a year or a year of inactivity.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner

    “Siny”?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    It will inactive by now. I think I read somewhere in the Terms and Conditions that they get deleted after half a year or a year of inactivity.

    Yeah, it looks that way. I don’t seem to be able to sign in on Playstation.com.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. morriss

    .

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Smartypants

    “It will inactive by now. I think I read somewhere in the Terms and Conditions that they get deleted after half a year or a year of inactivity.”

    SRSLY??! Shit, I better turn on my PS3 ASAP before my entire account is deleted! Time to dust off that mofo

    #10 6 years ago
  11. patlike

    It’s fucking dead today. I might make something up.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TAKE THAT EVIL ADVERT OFF!!!!!!!!!!

    EEEEYYYAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Phew, It’s gone now.

    Those things are the most obtrusive, annoying things ever!

    NOOO!!! It keeps coming back!?!?!?!

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Esha

    “SRSLY??! Shit, I better turn on my PS3 ASAP before my entire account is deleted! Time to dust off that mofo”

    If it were true that your PS3 hadn’t been used in six months (and allow me to stress, half a year is a bloody long time) then you wouldn’t even care about the status of your PSN account, even if it was being declared inactive.

    In short: That was a sickeningly transparent effort at being “clever”, and it didn’t really work. If you feel you need to scrape the barrel to uphold your nickname, then get a new nickname.

    Edit: pat, keep the ads, love the ads.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    “It’s fucking dead today. I might make something up.”

    I beg to differ… mostly.

    http://gamzsonev3.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/rumor-sony-signs-media-molecule-to-a-3-game-deal-on-playstation-3/

    http://gamzsonev3.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/rumor-halo-3-recon-to-be-sold-on-xbox-livemarketplace/

    #15 6 years ago
  16. morriss

    This EndWar ad is my favourite so far.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    Hey pat, I got some news for ya!

    Boring as it may be, COD:WAW is the UK’s 3rd fastest selling game ever.

    I might have told you more, but that new advert makes me not want to be nice to you ever again.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Quiiick

    @ G1GAHURTZ
    What Pachter said in the most recent episode of “Bonus Round” is bullshit.
    It may not be 14 million but just 1 million can’t be. My guess is that it’s around 6-10 million active users.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    Nah, the way I understood it, he was talking about how many people are ever playing on PSN at one time.

    So you might have 14 million active users, but the majority of them rarely ever play online.

    So whereas on LIVE, you get some days where over 1 million people are playing Halo 3, or COD4, or Gears 2 just on their own, never mind all of the other people playing other games, Pachter seemed to be suggesting that you’ll rarely find more than 1 million on PSN at one time in total.

    As he said, Sony have never released figures to contradict this, so I wouldn’t be suprised if the number was as low as that.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. patlike

    It’s on my list, G1. Yeah, you’ll have to bear with us on the ads, I’m afraid. We need the gravy.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL, very frank!

    I like it.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    Pat, can you see the comment I posted earlier.

    I linked you to two post I wrote for my gaming blog but it doesn’t show on the comment box at the latest comments.

    I send them to you if you can’t see them at your news site.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. patlike

    Sec, I’ll check the mod box in the back end. It tends to eat comments with links. Hang on.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. patlike

    There you go. Saw both of those this morning, but they seemed very rumoury to me. Ta, though.

    #24 6 years ago

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