US leads world with greatest number of PSN accounts

Monday, 2 May 2011 15:08 GMT By Debabrata Nath

The Playstation Network outage has impacted PS3 users worldwide, but which country suffered the most? Let’s find out.

According to figures released by Sony (and reported by Famitsu), the USA has the most number of registered PSN accounts, followed by the UK and Japan.

Here’s a breakdown of the number of PSN accounts per country:

  • USA: 31,140,307 accounts
  • UK: 9,296,317 accounts
  • Japan: 7,427,038 accounts
  • France: 4,701,424 accounts
  • Canada: 3,524,227 accounts
  • Germany: 3,233,800 accounts
  • Spain: 2,982,592 accounts

Do note that other countries, such as India and South Africa also have their own Playstation Stores, however Famitsu didn’t supply the complete global data.

It is also possible to make accounts in countries without actually residing in them.

Sony’s confirmed that there’s a total of 77 million PSN accounts worldwide, and also said that 10 million credit cards linked to these accounts were at risk of being compromised during the recent breach by hackers, although there’s no specific evidence that any financial details were stolen.