Ericp Lempel, director of operations for US PSN, sat down with Varitey’s Video Business and had a chat.
During which, Lampel not only let slip that PSN has 12.5 million registered users in North America, bit that most users are educated males in their late twenties who apparently, have girlfriends if the type of movies rented are any indication.
“Right now [the userbase] it’s primarily male. The average age is 28 years old, in usually the middle- to higher-income range. They over-index against those with graduate degrees. But it’s expanding,” he said. “What we’re finding ever since we’ve introduced services like the video download service, we’re getting more of the household on the PlayStation Network.
“Some of the top rentals and sales on the video side have been content that probably doesn’t appeal exactly to that 28-year-old male. It’s more those movies that are geared toward women.”
Unless 28-year-old males secretly like Kate Hudson, we’d say the guys rented “movies that are geared towards women” for a gal-pal.