Man, we're just so used to "PlayStation Network." It'll be weird referring to it as the "Sony Entertainment Network."

We knew before that Sony would phase out the Qriocity brand and rename the PSN as the SEN but it'll become official in regards to user accounts on February 8. Readers have forwarded us an email they've received (which has been posted in the NeoGAF forums ) that announces the change.

There isn't much else to report, though. This change is only cosmetic; nothing but the name of your account will change. Everything will still function as it always has, and you won't be asked to change your username or password; remember, any attempts to "verify" such information from Sony are fake and shouldn't be given any attention. Here's how Sony responded after the news leaked:

"The goal is for there to be one networked log-in for all Sony services. Changing the name 'PlayStation Network account' to 'Sony Entertainment Network account' helps clarify the unity between PSN and other Sony Entertainment Network services."

By the way, for some reason, this doesn't apply to the PSP. User accounts through that device will still say "PlayStation Network." …weird.

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Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

I AM OUTRAGED BY THIS NAME CHANGE, I DEMAND TO SPEAK TO A LAWYER. How dare they do this? I am an unhappy consumer. I demand 2 more free games >_> <_<

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
9 years ago

Me too; I want cake for reimbursement. Let's do an occupy Sony 🙂

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

It's outrageous!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

What am I going to do about my PSN tattoo?!


Last edited by Xombito on 2/5/2012 10:41:24 PM

friction
friction
9 years ago

damn @Xombito that gave me a good laugh, 😀

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Asses! Wait… You were joking?


Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 2/6/2012 5:00:16 AM

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

I'll fix your tattoo Xombito.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

PuSsNboots

all done, X

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I don't care for the rebranding, and it's at a bad time as well. The Playstation Network make tremendous ground this generation to become what it has, people know it. The PS3 has also been the long term console this generation. So I don't get it.

I sort of get the feeling that Sony will abandon the Playstation brand and the PS4 will be called something entirely different. Ok realistically, maybe not the PS4 but in the future I cant help but wonder if they would do a complete re-branding. I don't know why I feel that way, but it all starts somewhere, and it started with the PSN becoming the SEN.

I hope this isn't the case though, the Playstation brand is Sony's bread and butter as far hardware goes.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Yes, agreed… they need a more unified face now… time to take Apple on again 🙂

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

That's a road not many companies wanna travel down. Dont blame em' either.

Of course all these spelling errors are because of my iPhone, so… Maybe?…

PSTan
PSTan
9 years ago

Perhaps it's an eventual transition into using the SEN for the ps4? In any case, I like how Sony's trying to unify all their services into one, it makes it a lot easier for everyone.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I'm not liking the new name change, and it's NOT going to keep the Playstation name in relevance enough.

I'll admit that all 18 of my various Playstation systems have all been one hell of a guilty pleasure, but I still don't my Playstation Network to sound like it's a now going to be a "SIN".

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Don't give me that crap! We all know you LOVE to sin. 😛

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Underdog,
Yeah, you're probably right…that would only ruin the Bad Boy Biker reputation that I spent soooo many years building up, LOL


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/6/2012 4:40:09 PM

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

does this mean that we could have our SEN ids signed in into one SEN device at a time? why didnt they just keep playstation network as a branch on the sony entertainment network.

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

interestingly enough…sen can mean another word for yen as well as mean see all hear all

___________
___________
9 years ago

so does that mean were only going to be allowed 1 SEN account per device now?

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Well, then. This is a little awkward…

Dante399
Dante399
9 years ago

Ooooh that's a SIN!
But it's a great idea indeed.

frostface
frostface
9 years ago

A rose by any other name is still a rose.

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
9 years ago

I'll just keep calling it PSN, like how many people still refer to WLM as MSN.

Naksy
Naksy
9 years ago

Kaz Hirai has really gone and done it now…. Is this how he treats us?!?!?!?!?

0_o
0_o
9 years ago

This is not good at all! Seriously SEN!? It's more like sin!! I heard that PS4 won't be called that as in some parts in asia the number 4 is considered to be bad luck to an extent that they remove it from thier phones!

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

4 real?!

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

yeah nothing else "right now" changes anyway… i remember when Sony would say "PSN will always be free" now that theyre changing it to SEN…. later on down the line they can start charging us to play online and say "We said PSN would always be free we never made such a claim regarding SEN"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Duo, I'm surprised man, your adopting something of a catastrophic and needlessly pessimistic point of view right out of the gate over…a name change? Seriously? I mean really?

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Regardless of the name change I highly doubt they will make it Pay to Play.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

Im sure they wont do it on day one.. or even a month… or even for the duration of PS3s lifecycles but by the time the new console comes out… definitely

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

Yyyeeeaahh… I'm gonna call it PSN.

-Arvis

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

This could be advantageous to them, after all it wasn't the SEN that was down for weeks.

This decision was probably in the works even before that but the rebranding will distance themselves from it and might help them in the long run.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

After making another sub account about a month ago, I probably got an idea why this is going to happen.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 2/6/2012 11:48:03 AM

Ghidora
Ghidora
9 years ago

Im sure i read that it will still be called PSN its only the account itself that changes name… so youll be using your SEN account to login to PSN.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I can hear Sony now,

"Welcome to Sen City……and what happens here, stays here"


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/6/2012 4:37:20 PM