PSN accounts changing to Sony Entertainment Network

Saturday, 4th February 2012 14:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced PlayStation Network accounts will be changed over to Sony Entertainment Network accounts via an update on February 8, a move which has been the works at the firm since September 1 of last year.

According to the notice sent out to various PSN account holders, the move incorporate a “comprehensive network platform” of services from Sony across games, movies, music and various media offerings.

“This transition is based on Sony’s goal to enhance its unique digital entertainment offering,” read the email. “As a series of these activities Sony started last September, PlayStation Network will be aligned with Sony Entertainment Network.

“This helps us get closer to our goal of establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account.”

A few minor changes were made to the TpS agreement, but the main change is in the name only at this time.

PSN accounts will change over to SEN accounts via the next PS3 and Vita software update next week, and changes will not be applied to PSP for the present.

Thanks, DigitalSpy.



  1. ManWithNoName

    So, next update will be just for this? Meh. It affects us nothing, so whatever.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Toastrules

    Not sure if this is good or bad.. but I’m starting to like Kaz

    He’s actually trying to fulfill his promise of uniting Sony into an actual corporation, instead of a corporation with divisions who work with each other a lot less than they *should*.

    Rumors have it the SEN ID will start spreading around to things like Vaios and TVs and Blu-Ray players. Not sure if that’s true, but this is an interesting step.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. K-V-C

    aw i thought it would change the interface like shouldv done ages ago lol oOoOoO well

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    Sony Entertainment Network is the worst name ever.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. dravenkaze

    ^^ almost as bad as xbox live

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DarkElfa

    @5, Wow that was a really lame fanboy response to what may or may not have been a retort from an Xbox Fan.

    Me thinks the fanboy doth protest too much.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Clupula

    Honestly, both are stupid names.

    Xbox, itself, has always been a dumb name that wreaks of 90′s corporate attempts at being cool by sticking an “x” in front of everything. Whenever I hear the system’s name I always imagine some suit and tie guy coming up with name, “Our target demographic of 18-35 year old males love things that are branded as ‘extreme,’ with no ‘e’ at the front.”

    And Sony Entertainment Network sounds so incredibly corporate.

    I hate both names.

    Playstation Network, at least, sounds like exactly what it is.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. jetalpha

    yes I am agree with you PSN ID was much better than SEN ID. What is your SEN ID :(

    #8 3 years ago
  9. typeface

    to everyone arguing one way or the other if you take a moment to pause you’d realise that PS SEN phonetically at the least sounds like PSN and I’m pretty sure people will call it that and no harm was done.

    besides SEN is a decent term for marketing purposes. PSN just doesn’t gel that well; besides it’s not a terrible thing to have synergy between their various departments. Honestly this doesn’t really affect us at all. If something’s lovely calling it a terrible name doesn’t diminish its worth (unless it’s going to extremes and calling something that’s bound to be offensive to people) and if it’s something’s shit calling it perfume wouldn’t kill its stench.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. sg1974

    @8 the only reason PSN ID sounds better than SEN ID is because you are used to the former.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. pukem0n


    still better than sticking an “i” in front of everything…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Clupula

    @11 – I’ll give you that. lol

    Although if we didn’t have that then when I make fun of the new brightly colored Daleks on Doctor Who, I’d have to give a big, long explanation of how much I hate them, instead of just calling them iDaleks and having everyone immediately get why they’re a bad idea.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. dravenkaze

    @6 lol you so funny but dont cry read other comments like @7 which makes a good point

    #13 3 years ago
  14. TD_Monstrous69

    I really don’t get on why it is anyone here’s complaining about this. A new CEO is taking charge of Sony (namingly Kaz Hirai) who’s made no bones about his intentions of bringing all different divisions of Sony under one roof. If you ask me, I think it’s a wise business move, that creates solidarity by bringing them together under one brand, and helps to spur future investment within that brand. It helps prevent problems like what occured last April.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. jdfoster00

    Yeah but it will still be known as PSN on ps3. It’s just something that unifies everything under Sony.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    ‘Least its only one syllable now, SEN just rolls of the tongue much better than PSN, trying to pronounce PSN that was leaves you with ‘pissin’.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Qwaf


    “Xbox” comes from DirectX, as it was known internally as the DirectXbox. The Xbox uses DirectX.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DSB

    I don’t think you can get silly enough when naming a console.

    The Xbox follows a proud tradition of naming consoles that gave us the Megadrive, the Master System and the Action Max.

    That’s something I can get behind. The whole “Me so literal” is just boring and unimaginative, which isn’t something I usually look for in gaming.

    I don’t want a Nintendo Entertainment System, I want a Nintendo Cyber Murder Monster System or a Z Engine. Or a Buccaneer Ultimax, for that matter.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Clupula

    @17 – Which is what the guy next to him suggested. “Of course, ‘X’ will not only appeal to that demographic, but the system uses DirectX! It’ll be perfect!”

    #19 3 years ago

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