Well this is an interesting one. A couple of people over at NeoGAF claim to have received an email from Sony that says, basically, that PSN accounts will become SEN accounts – Sony Entertainment Network.
“On February 8, 2012,” it says, “your PlayStation Network account will be renamed to a “Sony Entertainment Network” account or a ‘SEN account’ in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation 3 system software and PlayStation Vita system software updates.”
It says this won’t be applied to PSP accounts “at this time”.
The email says the the transition is based on “Sony’s goal to enhance its unique digital entertainment offering” and says that “PlayStation Network will be aligned with Sony Entertainment Network.”
“This helps us get closer to our goal of establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account,” it concludes.
This would make sense (sens?), as you can manage your PlayStation devices over at the Sony Entertainment Network website, signing in with a PSN ID. If this does turn out to be true, would having one overarching account for TVs, Music and gaming be a good idea?