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Home downloaded 6.5 million times, revenue not a “priority”

Wednesday, 27th May 2009 13:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking to GI, Home director Peter Edward has confirmed that the weirdy PS3 MMO thing has been downloaded more than 6.5 million times.

Sony doesn’t intend on milking the app for cash, Edward said, despite its popularity.

“We do have a profit and loss on Home, and obviously revenue is an important part of it, just like with anything else.

“But our belief is that if you make the community happy, and get good content on to the platform – if you get a platform that people want to keep coming back to – then the monetisation aspect of it will almost take care of itself.

“It’s certainly not something that should be the driving force – not something that’s the driving priority at this stage of development.”

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  1. Hunam

    After their financials, revenue should be their main concern tbh.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. anasui

    how can they have a profit and a loss?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. TheTwelve

    People hate on HOME a lot but there are ALWAYS tons of people on.

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    #3 5 years ago
  4. Hero of Canton

    Yep, and it’s still ALWAYS shit.

    There are a lot of idiots in this world – just because a lot of people do something, doesn’t mean it’s good. I know quite a few people who like Ray Quinn, for example, whereas I think he has a face you could never tire of kicking in.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. TheTwelve

    Nah, don’t agree that it’s bad at all. There is plenty to do there, it’s just pointed at a different demographic of people that tend to post on internet forums.

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    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    So everyone who likes Home is an idiot? Well i dislike football, therefore everyone who likes it -despite there being millions- is an idiot.
    its logic you beat! Because if you disagree you’re an idiot!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. anasui

    he said a lot, not everyone. Gekidami overheating again, just like his PS3

    #7 5 years ago
  8. pracer

    Home is terrible. Full of teenage kids, over run with them infact. Nothing more disturbing then watching male avatars hone in on female ones like heat seeking rockets. The foul language, the racisim, the homophobia, and more….to do what? Stand in line and wait your turn to bowl, play pool, or other tid bits. Most of the “games” to play in Home are very poor. I do like the bowling however.
    This is just a PR spin and everyone should see it for it is. I downloaded Home, checked it out, and haven’t gone back. Whats Live upto now 13million (in the states)? So 6.5million people downloaded the thing, how many use it every day? And of those people, how many would leave the PS3 without it? I recon few to none. Home is a waste of time, I’d rather play a game.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. TheTwelve

    I’m guessing you haven’t been to home recently, pracer.

    There is barely any homophobia or bad/offensive comments anymore, as mods have really crunched down on that and people like that get quickly banned.

    There are so many different rooms now that you rarely ever see guys run to girls and harass—not only is the moderation tighter but it’s just not easy for them to do it anymore.

    As a matter of fact, I see women being left alone very often , and much more than not.

    “bowl and play pool”? Yes, you haven’t been to home recently or you would see that there are plenty of other things to do—the things you mentioned are the characteristics of home at launch.

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    #9 5 years ago
  10. Captain Fruitloop

    “The foul language, the racisim, the homophobia”

    So, no different from XBox Live, then? I thought Home was moderated?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    “Gekidami overheating again, just like his PS3″
    http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s152/patchtimer/Humor/th_lolwut.jpg

    #11 5 years ago
  12. KingCharMing

    Home is moderated. Its funny seeing them moderators appear, give a warning to someone and disappear. Funnier to watch them take the person with them.

    #12 5 years ago