Sony says PSN has recovered from attack, adds 3 million users

Thursday, 1st September 2011 21:12 GMT By Andrew Groen

If there was ever any doubt that Sony would recover from the PSN hack attacks, let them be laid to rest now.

Sir Howard Stringer, Sony’s Chief Executive, said at a conference today that the PlaySation Network has not only recovered, but they are now three million new users.

“I’m pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever,” Stringer said. “We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than 3 million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyberattacks.”

Reports from the conference call Stringer’s tone defiant, and say that he seemed like he was trying to take the offensive on this issue.

He later went on to talk about bringing Sony’s brands more closely together in a way no other company can, touting Sony’s strong foothold in several different areas of technology and entertainment.



  1. Razor

    People who thought Sony wouldn’t recover were idiots.

    *checks VG247 posting history to make sure I wasn’t one of them :) *

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Noodlemanny

    Sony would always have recovered as would PlayStation. Bit easy to say that now though.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. aprotosis

    I wonder how many of those 3 million were people who already had an account and wanted to make a new one for security reasons? A relatively sensible choice since it is free to sign up.

    #3 3 years ago

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