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PlayStation Network Being Renamed?

SENsational.

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”.

“For general purposes, this account change is a change in name only,” continues the email. “Your username or password will not change, nor are we asking you to change them. In accordance with this transition, some necessary naming changes will be made to the TOS and Privacy Policy.”

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?

Source: NeoGAF

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65 Comments
  1. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Makes sense, why have a PSN/Qriocity account when you can access other services on other devices with it.

    Let’s hope one it’s renamed SEN it doesn’t need the constant maintenance of the PSN, somehow.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:42.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      as long as it keeps it protected maintenance does not bother me.

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 10:43.
  2. DazzGalaxy
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    I really wish we can be able to change our ID’s.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:46.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Why?

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:07.
      • kh3khalid
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Because it’s obvious that he doesn’t like his current one?

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:14.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        But it doesn’t really matter does it?

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:25.
      • ii3illy
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        We all have different priorities in life…

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:37.
      • sparkyscrum
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Why not? I choice my username as it reflected me then. Now I’d rather change it, but I can’t.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:43.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        Most people had to compromise when they signed up. I’d love to try and see if ‘teflon’ is available, for example.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:56.
      • Danny-c-2k9
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        XxTeflon-EliteX-QuickScoper2012xX is available :P

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 22:47.
      • InternationalGamer
        Member
        Since: Dec 2010

        ^^^^
        Genius!

        Comment posted on 05/02/2012 at 01:03.
  3. MadBoJangles
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Makes me wonder if there is substance to the “Sony will be dropping the Playstation brand name” rumours also?

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:48.
    • Mike
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      I can’t see them dropping the name for the hardware – everyone knows what Playstation is and a name would confuse people and more likely the new name would be crap. Sony Entertainment Box 4 anyone?

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:53.
      • MadBoJangles
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Yeah I think they would be crazy to drop it too, just remember reading about it on here…

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:15.
      • Radiitz
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        Sony Entertainment Box… actually, it doesn’t sound that bad. Remember when Nintendo released a console called “NES”? Then the “SNES”? They stood for an identical meaning. The only problems are, the obvious one, which is the PlayStation brand name would be dead and buried and the public would be confused with this new “SEN”. And finally, “SEN” spelt backwards is “NES”.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 12:46.
      • samiro05
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        The SEB 4 sounds pretty cool actually XD

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 13:06.
      • Loxstokk
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        I remember reading about this new 32 bit console called a ‘Playstation’ in the rumours pages of my Mege Drive magazine as a kid, and thinking what a bizzare name – obviously missing a really cool adjective like ‘Mega’ or ‘Super’ in the name. Now it’s completely ubiquitous. I couldn’t imagine Sony ever dropping such a globally recognised brand name like that…

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 13:09.
      • Mike
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Hey, back off people! Was my idea -rushes off to patent that name- :D

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 13:19.
      • KB
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        I simply couldn’t resist to suggest a name for the next gen supposing htat they could be ditching the PlayStation name: SENsation

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 16:11.
      • Kevatron400
        Drake, baby.
        Since: Dec 2008

        @KB hey that’s a pretty neat idea!

        Comment posted on 06/02/2012 at 11:09.
  4. antem92
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    This is a very logical idea, and in line to Apple’s own ID that covers everything from iTunes to iCloud and GameCenter. Sony have several different accounts that all require signing up, so create a single seamless account could actually work for them. People don’t want to continuously create new accounts for things like Qriocity, so with one overarching network, more people will join these other services.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:48.
    • Jakster123x
      Member
      Since: Aug 2011

      Why not just make these services let us sign in using our PSN account? I like the name PSN now

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 13:06.
  5. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Coolio…

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:50.
  6. John Malcolm
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Will this name change affect the integrity and security of my PSN account? It’s just that Sony’s record for security – re: PSN Summer 2011 – isn’t that great, and any little change/chink in the armour may let those nasty hackers in again…

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:51.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      What happened in September 2011?

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:08.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Huh, swear that said September! What happened in summer 2011?

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:26.
      • ii3illy
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Do you use your Playstation online?

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:36.
      • justboy
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        Sony left their front door open at head office, a raccoon got in and caused all sorts of shenanigans with the network.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:37.
      • Kreisash
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        While it may have been summer like weather it wasn’t in the months so called summer (in EU).
        Wasn’t it more like April/May? I assume that was TC’s point.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 10:08.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        It was April, which isn’t summer. Sorry I’m in a shitty stupid mood today.

        Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 10:36.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      *Spring

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 10:21.
  7. McProley
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    interesting

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:57.
  8. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    PNIUM is the name I would have suggested, because the Playstation Network Is Undergoing Maintenance more often than not these days, it seems.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 08:59.
  9. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I kind of like SEN. :)

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:11.
  10. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    SEN doesn’t have that ring to it that PSN does. But I like the idea behind it, very SENsible idea.

    Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 09:13.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      People with a slight speech impediment have probably called it the SEN from day one! :O

      Comment posted on 04/02/2012 at 10:37.

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