PlayStation Network users reach 60 million

Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier


Sony used the opportunity of a captive CES 2011 audience to announce that PlayStation Network sign-ups to date have reached the 60 million mark.

At last year’s CES, Sony confirmed a total of 38 million PSN accounts, and celebrated June 2010 by passing the 50 million milestone, which suggests steady growth.

By comparison, Microsoft revealed Xbox LIVE users had reached 30 million at its own press event an hour or so later.

Sony’s chairman, president and CEO Sir Howard Stringer made the announcement during the company’s press conference, tying into the theme of “connectivity” running through the entire presentation; apparently Sony is doggedly pursuing its goal of connecting all entertainment devices to a single, multi-purpose entertainment network.