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Sony: "Over 69 Million PlayStation Network Accounts"

80% of all PS3 consoles connected to the net.

Before getting in to the gargantuan news that is the ‘NGP‘ during their PlayStation Meeting that just took place, Sony took a moment to recognise the PlayStation Network, and how important it has become to the PlayStation brand.  They started by announcing that they “have exceeded over 69 million PSN accounts as of January 25th,” and went on to say that “more than 80% of PS3 consoles are connected to the internet.”

The latter I can believe, but the total number of PSN accounts is a little mind boggling.  It was only a couple of weeks ago that Sony themselves announced that number to be at 60 million, but now it’s over 69?  Sounds very strange to me, but then again, I don’t think anyone really knows exactly how those numbers are calculated.

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34 Comments
  1. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Doesn’t sounds so impossible to me. But it’s not stated how many people have more than one account. I have two even though I only use one and somone on here said they have about 5 or 6. It all adds up.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:10.
    • Grey_Ghost13
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Lots of people will have multiple accounts, but as they are linked to unique e-mail accounts there will be no way of Sony to validate them. I think it will have to be taken with a big pinch of salt! But well done on them for getting that much exposure out there!

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:14.
    • Uhyve
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Though if you pretend that everyone only has one account, it would mean that approximately 1% of the Earths population has a PSN account…

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 12:08.
  2. toutski
    Legend
    Since: Oct 2008

    Impressive numbers, but I’m sure there are plenty of people with at least 2 PSN accounts.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:10.
    • rainydays458
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      I have 3

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:11.
      • BIGAL-1992
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        I have one.

        Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:23.
      • bigdon23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        i have about 5

        Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:51.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      I set up a American account but deleted it after a few months as I never used it so just have the one now.

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 12:15.
    • icuyesido
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I have loads for different countries, mainly use my American and Japanese outside of my own of course. :)

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 17:43.
  3. solidsteven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Bloodly hell. Was it not long ago Sony said there were 60million?
    Also when i was reading this i was listening to the MGS3 theme song so this make it a epic achievement.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:12.
  4. rainydays458
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    The numbers for PSN accounts can’t be real, many gamer have at least 2 or 3 to see what happening in the US and Asian store.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:12.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Note: “69 million PSN accounts,” not “69 million PSN users.”

      VAST difference.

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:20.
  5. jonny_bolton
    Chooses The Impossible
    Since: Oct 2008

    “It was only a couple of weeks ago that Sony themselves announced that number to be at 60 million, but now it’s over 69?”

    That was my fault. I created quite a few accounts on a whim and then added them as friends on my main account so I could feel popular.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:18.
    • toutski
      Legend
      Since: Oct 2008

      You added 9 million accounts to get all the birthday cars in gt5??
      :)

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 11:50.
  6. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    I have 3

    My main british one – woop woop
    My American One
    My Japanese One

    Best of all three erm, worlds :-)

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:20.
  7. Kevling
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Remember as well, that Qriocity is a PSN account, also the comment accounts on the PlayStation blogs are as well (they converted all their previous accounts to PSN accounts a few years back), so potentially there are many many accounts out there owned by people who don’t even have a PSN device.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:26.
  8. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Makes me even more pleased to have my PSN ID of JackDusty. Clean, memorable, spelt properly and no numbers or symbols. I bet its near impossible to get that now.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:27.
    • Kevling
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Definitely. You’ve already got it :P

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:32.
  9. Slevin
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    Plus the fact that alot of gt5 players/traders have more than 2 accounts, sometimes upto 9 accounts.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:33.
    • Zephyre
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Exactly my thought. I’m sure the GT5 birthday/car duping crowd have caused a spike in new accounts being opened

      Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 09:53.
  10. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    with multiple accounts that number is easy to believe.
    you can bet ms counted multiple accounts when they announced how many live accounts there were.

    80% of all ps3s online though, that’s pretty impressive.

    Comment posted on 27/01/2011 at 10:47.

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