Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that the cumulative number of registered accounts on the PSN has exceeded 20 million worldwide as of February 20, 2009.
The registered accounts on PlayStation Network reached 5 million in 1 year and 2 months, 10 million in 1 year and 8 months, and exceeded 20 million in only 2 years and 3 months from the service launch on November 11, 2006. The free to access, directly accessible network service for PS3 and PSP gives users a broad range of on-line content and services, including on-line gaming, video chat and text messaging with other PS3 users on-line, as well as many games and video content downloadable from PlayStation Store.
Since its launch, PlayStation Network has expanded its services to over 55 countries and regions around the globe, gaining strong support from users for its breadth of entertainment content available for both PS3 and PSP systems in addition to its free to use basic features and services. More than 600 titles incorporated with online features have been released for the PS3 system worldwide, including Resistance: Fall of Man, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and LittleBigPlanet.
PlayStation Store offers more than 14,500 items now, ranging from exclusive on-line games, downloadable version of UMD titles, game demos and items, to more than 5,900 movies and TV episodes that are available through Video Delivery Service that started in the United States in July 2008. To date, more than 380 million pieces of content have been downloaded, with total sales exceeding 180 million US dollars, and the business scale is rapidly expanding.
SCE, along with content providers and users will continue to further expand the entertainment experiences with PS3, PSP and PlayStation Network to create a new world of computer entertainment.
Via Sony [email], nudged by toutski.