After reading through the latest statistics update provided by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., we just had to say it, "well damn, we really have come a very long way."

The press release included the announcement that the PlayStation Network has now exceeded 20 million registered accounts, and the chronology of sign-ups looks like this: 5 million in 1 year, 2 months, 10 million in 1 year, 8 months, and 20 million in only 2 years, 3 months (some thanks due to PlayStation Home, we imagine). It further mentions that the combined sell-in number for the PlayStation 3 and PSP is now over 70 million (50 million for the PSP and a little over 20 million for the PS3), and here's a nice little quote to go along with the numbers:

"Directly accessible from PS3, PSP or PC, users are able to enjoy a broad range of on-line content and services, including on-line gaming, video chat and text messaging with other PS3 users on-line, as well as many games and video content downloadable from PlayStationStore. Since its launch, PlayStation Network has expanded its services to over 55 countries and regions around the globe, gaining strong support from users for its breadth of entertainment content available for both PS3 and PSP systems in addition to its free to use basic features and services."

As of right now, "more than 600 titles incorporated with online features have been released for the PS3 system worldwide," and the PlayStation Store features "more than 14,500 diverse digital content." In all, over 380 million pieces of content have been downloaded, with total sales topping $180 million, "and the business scale is rapidly expanding." As for the aforementioned Home, it took less than two months for the number of users to reach 4 million, and PlayStation Life sees an additional 2.6 million users. You should all be well aware of the previous two services so we won't go into further detail, but it appears that yes, Sony is indeed on the right track.

We could mention the stellar list of exclusives set for the PS3, but…we won't. We've done it enough. 😉

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JofaMang
JofaMang
12 years ago

Onwards and Upwards, Yar~

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

We'll catch and pass them soon
Playstation3 is the real next-gen machine

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

those are some very good numbers. Im pleased to see that the PSN is still going strong.

crapreviews
crapreviews
12 years ago

cool

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

I think it's more like 15 million, cause I have three accounts, and I'm the only one that uses my PS3.

karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

fabi u need help, there's a limit to pessimism

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

i have 3 accounts on my 360 also so what your point?

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
12 years ago

II have 5 psn accounts and 5 xblv accounts also.

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

Dude what the hell? I can't comment anymore without someone jumping me? What the hell?

karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

take a look at your previous posts, why so negative?
Nighthawk, its not in relation to the current thread alone


Last edited by karneli lll on 2/25/2009 1:25:08 PM

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

Dude, it's not me being negative, IT'S A FACT. And I think it sucks for Sony, cause it's hard for them to really track how many REAL accounts are out there.

I would have never made a Japanese or European account if it wasn't for the Killzone 2 and Yakuza demos.

Like I said before, just because I don't praise Sony all the times doesn't mean I'm negative. Dude I've had a bunch of positive things to say in the past, just earlier I posted about how awesome the PSP's line up is looking for 09.

I also think the PS3's line up is top notch for 09. Just because I don't see everything black and white doesn't mean I'm being negative dude. DAMN!

I'm not saying you're a fanboy, because while I do remember seeing your comments in the past, I don't recall anything specific. But it seems sometimes that fanboys jump on anyone who isn't all Pro-Sony all the time.

It reminds me of Americans who think they love their country more than others who question it.

A relationship is supposed to be like that. Not just accepting everything that one side gives you without asking any questions.


Last edited by Fabi on 2/25/2009 1:40:25 PM

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

forgive me if i came off rude as it wasn't my intentions,im just saying that you can do the same on live, i made a Japanese account to download tales of vesperia

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

@nighthawk – No worries, I was aware of that, I was just simply pointing out that it's real hard to keep track of actual accounts, especially now that a million people made European accounts to download the KZ2 demo. 🙂

karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

i noticed u seem to be getting mo pessimistic by the comment,it was'nt negativity towards sony it just sounded like u were becoming bitter, but i guess i was wrong, i apologise

kreate
kreate
12 years ago

i did make a japanese xboxlive account to download left 4 dead demo cuz it wasnt in the american xboxlive marketplace.

can i say xboxlive only has 1 million cuz the rest are fake?

karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

I should be surprised but this is Sony we're dealing with, i've come to expect nothing less

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
12 years ago

4 million people waste there time on home? Why?

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

cause if you actually have friends to goof off with home is really fun

www
www
12 years ago

it's a long time iv'e been to home.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
12 years ago

II haven't been on home since the 1st week the beta became available.

kreate
kreate
12 years ago

on nights that HOME is having a new update and its unaccessible by the psn users.

about 80% of the people on my friend list logs off.

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

i am one of them and am very happy…..JOIN US! There's aLWAYS rOOM FOr ONE MoRE!

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

I'm on every night, once again my name is my PSN handle. Just add a dash between the Zubra and Zap. ZUBRA-ZAP.

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

@zubra – Dude, what's up with that avatar? Haha, that looks like it's a clip from a porn movie.

Arvis
Arvis
12 years ago

Zubra, could you address this issue once and for all time here please? WHAT exactly is your avatar?

-Arvis

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
12 years ago

It's Sunny Lane (pornstar) presumably during the shooting of a porno.

Orvisman
Orvisman
12 years ago

Yep. My guess is a shower scene.

It looks like her face is pushed up against the glass doors.

Victor321
Victor321
12 years ago

Good to hear, really positive stuff.

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

Hey Arvis, I think I recognize that couch from like a BangBus clip. I'm pretty sure I've seen it before…

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
12 years ago

Yes i am ashamed to say but I do reconize that couch also from BangBus

Arvis
Arvis
12 years ago

*shakes head in shame*

You guys are unbelievable. Can't say I blame you, but still… if you can identify what that pic is from, maybe you should cut back just a little…?

-Arvis

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Just wondering when the PSN is going to offer some actual PS1 games people want to play…Oh and where are the freaking PS2 games?!

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

This is good news all round!

Q!

"i am home"

whooka
whooka
12 years ago

Ah, no wonder the PoSN is slow as all getup these days. I've pretty much given up on it for any practical use as it's like AOL in the old dialup days. I think the bandwidth boat tipped months ago (at least here in the bandwidth-challenged States).

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
12 years ago

Haha…Its funny how many people from this site look at porn. Guess I'm part of the crowded to though.

If that girl's name is Sunny Lane, she's probably the sister of a pornstar named Cody Lane. They sure do look alike.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
12 years ago

Truth be told it's entirely impossible to get an accurate ammount of PSN users (and Live as well).

When I had two 360's, there was 3 Live accounts.

Now that I have two PS3's, I have 4 PSN accounts.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

I'm one of them, PSN ID: Zubra-Zap.

Add me, glad me!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

lol, add me too! PSN ID: Xeele