Further to the emails that went out over the weekend to PlayStation Network subscribers that said accounts would be renamed to Sony Entertainment Network accounts, Sony have confirmed (to Eurogamer) that it’s wider reaching than just accounts.
Indeed, despite our article to the contrary, it’s not just PlayStation Network accounts that will be changed, but “the entire PSN platform will become Sony Entertainment Network.”
A spokesperson for Sony confirmed to the site that the PSN being changed to SEN will make it “clearer and easier” for people to associate everything that Sony does. We’re also hearing a firmware update will make some of these changes apply to PlayStation 3 in the near future.
Which is about as concrete as it possibly could be.
Update: Sony has again contacted Eurogamer to explain that they missed out a word in their original clarfication. That word was “account”, which completely reverses the meaning of the statement they made earlier.
The updated Sony statement now reads “It’s just an account name change and will be called SEN from now on. Should make it clearer and easier for people to associate the service with all Sony products and have one log-in.”
Which confirms what we originally assumed over the weekend. If we’d made this up, nobody would have believed us. Bizarre.