Sony comments signal encouragement for PSN

Speaking at this year’s IFA, Howard Stringer had some great news for fans of the PSN.

Stringer, CEO of Sony, said:

“I’m pleased to tell you that the PSN is more secure and better than ever. We are aggressively expanding its content. We have more than three million new customers since the network came back online, and sales are exceeding what we had before the cyber attacks. This year, we at Sony have been flooded, we’ve been flattened, we’ve been hacked, we’ve been singed. But the summer of our discontent is behind us.”

This news comes of course after the security breach earlier this year, where the PSN was offline for over a month.

Other PSN news from the show included the re-branding of the service. PlayStation Network and other facilities such as Music Unlimited will merge together to form Sony Online Entertainment, as discussed on this week’s podcast.

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  • Glad to hear PSN is more secure, that’s always good. But wonder how many of these new users are just people creating new accounts?

    • Good point. But id say its new consoles rather then accounts their counting.

    • Anonymous

      Good point. I was just about to ask that same question.

    • I was wondering the same thing, I think lots of gamers just open a new account so they could get the other FREE games.

      • Well you couldn’t get the free games unless you registered the account before the attack. But many might not of remembered their passwords or were afraid to use them and just created new ones. I guess only Sony knows.

  • Derek / Beaver6622

    What you didn’t hear after that last quote by Howard Stringer was “Man don’t upset those Hacker idiots… ¬†ah crap I just did it again…”