Expanded PSN to “should” launch “next spring”

Friday, 26th June 2009 08:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Sony “should” roll out the long-promised expanded version of PSN next spring, according to this Fortune report.

The updated service will bridge Sony devices, such as phones and cameras as well as PlayStation products.

From the piece:

While Sony executives are short on the specifics, Hirai says the new service will overlay the backbone of the PlayStation Network but will be broader and more open. The service would make easier such things as putting images from a camera on TV, displaying and editing video, sharing with friends, and storage. Brand loyalists would be rewarded with incentives like discounts and premium services.

Stringer has intimated that the company is in a position to make acquisitions that will accelerate the effort, and Hirai says the first glimpse of the new service should be seen by next spring. “It’s now a matter of what all the services need to look like for each device, and coming up with a rollout plan,” says Hirai. “It’s like city planning here, and we can start small. We don’t need to build New York City overnight.”

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Blerk

    I wonder how they determine if you’re a ‘brand loyalist’ or not?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. desiredtime

    The number of different devices, with the psn on and the amount you spend on the psn, would be my guess. Or possible sleeping with your sony product might help.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. FeaturePreacher

    Wow!!! This confirms it. The guys at Sony are complete idiots. I could just see the corporate meeting now.

    Sony Guy 1: You know what? Our PSN is pretty slow compared to our competitors. Shouldn’t we speed it up?

    Sony Guy 2: Nah. You know what we should really do? Slow it down by adding more devices to it.

    Sony Guy 1: Genius!!

    Sony Guy 2: That’s why I work for Sony.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Wow!!! That confirms it. Guys who have no idea what they’re talking about making retarded comments are complete idiots.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Redh3lix

    LOL FeaturePreacher, you truly are epic in the ways of retarded comments :D

    #5 6 years ago

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