informa
1 min read
article

Sony Claims 14 Million PSN Accounts

Sony has claimed that the number of PlayStation Network online accounts has risen to 14 million worldwide –- greater than the more recent figures for Xbox Live, and resulting in 273 million pieces of downloadable content on the PlayStation 3 and PSP.
Sony has claimed that the number of PlayStation Network online accounts has risen to 14 million worldwide – more than the number of subscribers to Xbox Live. Writing on PlayStation's official blog,, Sony senior marketing manager John Koller claimed that 273 million pieces of content had been downloaded via the service, which covers both the PSP and PlayStation 3 formats. In June, Sony revealed that the total number of active PlayStation Network accounts stood at over 9.8 million, suggesting a rapid increase in numbers over the last few months. The last figure for Xbox Live was given in May as 12 million, although it is unclear whether this includes both free Silver accounts and paid-for Gold accounts. While commemorating the second anniversary of the PS3 in the U.S., Koller emphasized that there were now close to 17 million PS3 consoles sold worldwide – with U.S. sales up 100 percent from the previous year. Software sales for the format have tripled in the same period. Discussing the future of the PS3 over the next twelve months Koller singled out Killzone 2, Sucker Punch’s inFamous and the launch of PlayStation Home’s open beta as key forthcoming releases.

Latest Jobs

Disbelief

Chicago, Illinois
05.10.22
Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
05.12.22
Lead Animation Programmer

Windwalk Games

Austin, Texas
05.16.22
Game Designer

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
05.10.22
Campaign Director
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more